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Error with a CD RW

I've burned data onto the CD. When now trying to open it, it's showing as audio. I've burned and opened this CD many times, and this morning is the first I've had this problem.
Has it become corrupted in some way and I've lost all my data? I've reviewed help about this, from my recorder and followed the instructions from error message, check ATAPI connection, check ATAPI Cable Master/Slave order.
Other CD's are opening fine, so it's only this one CD with the problem.

Thanks for your help,
Lee

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Ready to go crazy? NO DEFINITIVE FIX IS KNOWN FOR THIS ISSUE.

I solve it by tossing in a new CDRW and its cured, we move on. Some don't like that. I wish then well.

Read http://www.cdrfaq.org/faq04.html#S4-37 and weep.

Bob

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I was hoping this wasn't going to be the answer, but had guessed that's what it would be. As Grif suggested, I now know that I should make a backup from now on.

Lee

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Lee,

Can you open "My Computer", RIGHT click on the CD-RW drive icon, choose "Explore", then view the files listed there? If so, copy them to your hard drive as soon as possible and make a new CD.

Did you burn the data to a "formatted" CD-RW disk using packet writing software such as InCD? If so, then they frequently will simply stop reading correctly and become corrupted. Sometimes, reformatting them will allow them to be re-used, sometimes not. I use formatted CD-RW disks to save and transport data but I ALWAYS have backups of the backups. HOpefully, you did this.

On the other hand, if you did a standard data burn and closed the CD-RW disk after the burn, and it still is failing, then it is possible that the lifespan of the disk has simply over. Normally, you will have copied, erased, then recopied, over and over, too many times.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Hi Grif,
Can you open "My Computer", RIGHT click on the CD-RW drive icon, choose "Explore", then view the files listed there?
..The right click showed them as audio files (.wav).
Did you burn the data to a "formatted" CD-RW disk using packet writing software such as InCD?
..Yes. Did not create a backup disk Sad.
you will have copied, erased, then recopied, over and over, too many times.
..This CD had never been erased.

This particular CD held all of my saved Paint Shop Pro files. The last time I tried to burn onto though, I received a verification error, so I cancelled the burn and used a new one. The new one opens fine.

I guess I've learned a very important lesson and that's to make a backup copy. I'm new to "burning" and everything had been going fine until this.

Thanks for you info,
MzLee

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1. Please note that just above the text editor (where you enter a question on the forum) is the following paragraph, and if certain information is not present in your question, our reply may not be very helpful:

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I do apologize. I know better and should have included information that would have been helpful.
Windows ME
B's Recorder GOLD5, which came with the installation of my burner.

Lee

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Just to check: try it in another drive on another computer. That might be able to read it, so you've got your data back. If error doesn't occur with other disks, throw away this one.

Kees

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My other CD's are reading fine. It's just this one that I'm having a problem with.
It was a new CD, that had never been erased.
I've just starting burning and am learning as I go along. This is the first problem I've encountered though and a big one, since it had stored my Paint Shop Pro files.
I'll just start fresh and start saving again, but will be wiser this time and make a backup copy.

Lee

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Mz. Lee, this has happened to me too,...

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...which is why I have a bunch of never used CD-RW disks; I just don't trust them any more. Besides, high quality CD-R disks are just so cheap that I don't mind burning disks that I may have no further use for in a few days.

As for backups: It also helps if you have multiple copies of your backups (at least two). On my PC, I backup primarily to a second hard drive, but I also burn the backup files to CD - just in case. The extra time's minimal, and the sense of security is, as the ad goes, priceless....

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Thanks for sharing this Paul. This particular CD I was using mainly to store graphics in that I use in Paint Shop Pro. It has never been erased either.

I've learned a valuable lesson because I lost tons of graphics that I've saved for such a long time.

Lee

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