XP won't read CD-RWs made on Windows98!

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I made some CD-RWs on my Windows 98 computer and they work fine. (I used Adaptec DirectCD) However, when I put the CD-RW into my laptop that has Windows XP and try to open the disk I see no files, and for where it says the properties of the disk it says 0 mb full. I can't understand this as the cd-rw works fine when I put it back into the Winodows 98 computer, but shows up blank on Windows XP. Can someone help me please, I have important info on this cd I need to open on my laptop. Thanks.
 
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What type of writer did you make them with? I know CDRW's that I created with my Old HP writer, won't read on anything but HP drives. I eneded up having to burn them to regular CDs to access the files on my new drives.
 
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Writing them with Direct CD requires a similar "packet writer" such as Direct CD or INCD to read them. Normal CD reading software will not recognise the proprietary format. You need to load the software to read it, just make sure you use XP compatable versions.

Incidentally using the "drag and drop" writing under DirectCD etc to a CD-RW is less than reliable. Your files, your risk.
 
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