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Using a cd-rw

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Jim Wulf, Jan 6, 2003.

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  1. Jim Wulf

    Jim Wulf Thread Starter

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    I got a new pc with XP Home Edition and a cd-rw. I've tried burning a few cd's that a friend has onto cd-r's and then install them onto an older pc's hard drive that also has XP home edition on it.
    going thru the burning time everything looks like it works fine. I put the cd-r into my old cdrom drive in my old pc and everything looks lile it installs with no problem. I open the program on my old pc and all of the programs icons and program folder and files open up when I click on them but all that opens is more files and so on. None of them open up in a usable status. All it shows is folder after folder opening up and showing whats in them. I want to be able to just click on an icon so the program will open up and can be used like when when u click on it and u can go in and do whatever u want in it, play games, create documents, whatever.
    How can I burn cd's on to cd-r's and install the files from the cd-r's to other hard drives and everything will work and can be used like it's supposed to?
    thanx,jim
     
  2. Jtoast

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    What program are you using to make the cd's?

    Most programs such as Nero have wizards to step-by-step you through it. You might try those.


    If you are trying to burn a bootable cd(such as a linux install cd for example) make sure that you are burning the actual disk image not just dragging and dropping the files or the bootable track doesn't get written.
     
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