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Memorex CD-RW malfunction

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by comtrain9, Dec 18, 2011.

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  1. comtrain9

    comtrain9 Thread Starter

    Nov 26, 2007
    I have a DVD-RW drive that I use for CD-RW disks. It works very well. Unfortunately, I inserted a particular CD-RW that was nearly full, and tried to add more images to it. The images were added to the Wizard (I have Windows XP Service Pack 3), and then I proceeded to finalize the download from there to the disk. That's when I got the overload message. I got a message that the CD-RW disc didn't have enough space, and then accidently hit the Eject button before the unsuccessful attempted download was fully processed. Like, I accidently was asking the desktop to perform a function, even as I was making it impossible for it to do so.

    Then, I received another message saying that combining those two actions could render the disc unusable. I tried to retrace my steps more properly, and then got a third message saying there was something wrong with that disc, and I needed to use another one.

    Since then I have tried to use that same disc. The drive doesn't even recognize that the disck has been loaded. And when I hit the Explore button for the disk itself, I get a visual chart saying the disk has 700 megabytes free, like it was never, ever used. The DVD-RW drive still works fine for all other disks I have.

    I'd like to somehow save the information that was on the disk. Any way I can do that at this point? I have another drive, but it doesn't seem to read CD-RW disks at all. That second drive keeps telling me to insert a disk, even after I've done it. Can I restore the usefulness of the damaged disk, and/or save its information-nearly 700 megabytes worth?

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