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after upgrade burnt CD are now reading as blank cd's!

by gyozagirl / August 8, 2005 1:20 PM PDT

When I did my upgrade to Window XP, I was given the following warning.
DirectCD 2 has a known compatibility issue with this version of Windows and might not run as expected. Drivers installed by this program might cause system instability, including problems with Shut Down/Restart and the inability to use a DVD drive. For more information, contact Roxio, Inc.

Well, I ignored it, and now all the CD's I burn't with MP3's are not being read by my computer or anyone elses!The computer says Blank CD inserted, when I know it is not blank.

I have like 50 CD's with abouth 300 on each of them. How do I access the info on these CD's?

any help is appreciated
Daisy

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by damasta55r / August 8, 2005 4:59 PM PDT

Hmm i don't understand...
Well, I ignored it, and [now all the CD's I burn't with MP3's are not being read by my computer or anyone elses]!The computer says Blank CD inserted, when I know it is not blank.

Were these burned prior to upgrade? Or the CDs on the bottom.


I have like 50 CD's with abouth 300 on each of them. How do I access the info on these CD's?

Are these the cds above? If so and can't be read by anyone else's. Thats impossible. So... ALso im not sure a reply to this post should even be worth my time. You're starving the people working in the music industry, entertainment industry, everyone. As everyone is connected. People cater for the singer, now they won't have jobs. People who .....

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You may have problems here.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 8, 2005 7:03 PM PDT

Daisy, when you burned these tracks to CDR or CDRW cd's can you remember if you "closed" the sessions after each burn?

If you did not close the sessions then the TOC, (Table of Contents), on the cd's will not have been written because the disk burning software is expecting more data to be burnt to the disk.

Without a TOC, Windows cannot read the disk, and neither can normal CD playing software.

I am given to understand that neither can any cd burning software read the disk, "other" than the original software. But others here may correct me on this.

It gets worse, (unfortunately). Unless you can "Roll back" the XP upgrade, (that is, using System Restore to Restore the computer to its original state), simply uninstalling XP and re-installing the previous Operating System and re-loading DirectCD 2 may not work. It may be that the burn process can only be read by the original installation of DirectCD 2, and if DirectCD 2 is installed again, it may fail to read the disk even to enable you to "close" the session.

I hope I am incorrect about this.

Some reading for you;

http://www.cdrfaq.org/ - CD Recordable FAQ.

http://www.cdrfaq.org/faq02.html#S2-5 - Multisession disks

http://www.cdrfaq.org/faq02.html#S2-19 - Finalizing and closing disks

Good luck.

Mark

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Direct CD has problems
by glb613 / August 8, 2005 8:08 PM PDT

like you describe. Formatteed CD-RWs burned using that program are often unreadable except on the computer where they were made. And often the CD-RWs are only readable using the original program. It is one reason I no longer use formated CD-RWs to save anything. I'm afraid your MP3s may be lost.

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Fix. Update to latest DirectCD.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 8, 2005 10:10 PM PDT

If your hardware is good, it should work. I recovered CDRWs like yours on a good machine by copying the CDRW contents to closed CDR copies.

I'm not a big fan of DirectCD or InCD.

Bob

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I had the same problem with cd made with directcd,
by trytohelp / August 9, 2005 1:59 PM PDT

Mine wasn't music but family pictures. I even had formatted it so any cdrom was suppose to see it. Look up Isobuster on Google it will see what is on the cds even when using it from XP. Then you can copy the data or whatever from the cd.

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