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file transfer from cd to hard drive on new pc

hi my last pc ran win me i had all my grand childrens photos on cd .which ran fine on this pc
i have bought a new dell dimension 3100 with win xp home and with a dvd/cd r
i cannot get this pc to open,explore or run the cds with my grand childrens photos on them the last software im almost sure was easy writer the software on this i think is roxio is there anything i can do to open and transfer these photos to my new pc

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Did you use DirectCD to make those (part of Roxio)?

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If so you need the same to look at them.

More technical inclined? Look up ISOBUSTER.


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a long shot

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I do not know how or why you are having this problem, but if you open "My Computer" after putting your disc in the disc tray, open the drive with the letter of your player tray and see what is there. If it shows up you should be able to open it. Do you remember what the file names were on your discs? If you do, then that would tell a story. JB

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Unreliable packet writing software

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If one uses commercial packet writing software (Nero's InCD or Roxio's DirectCD), then these problems are not uncommon. This allows rewritable discs to be treated much like a hard disk (drag-and-drop writing and deleting), and it is different from performing a "standard" burn onto a CD or DVD.

(See R. Proffitt's post for solutions)

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