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Philips CDD4801 CD-RW problem w/WinXP

Compaq Presario 5102US,1.0ghz w/ 376mb RAM, OS=WinXP SP2. The CDD4801 CD-RW worked fine under WinME OS, but since I changed (not upgraded) to WinXP the CD-RW does not recognize CD-Rs. Master data and music CDs are Okay, as are recorded CD-RWs. In particular are photo/jpeg CD-Rs that were created with EasyCD 4.0 w/ME. The CD-Rs are good, because my laptop has not problem accessing them (it has Win2K). I'm confident the Cdd4801 is Okay, because if I take the time to go back to WinME it works and reads everything again, and I can write to it with WinXP. What the Hey, any suggestions?!

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"created with EasyCD 4.0 w/ME." <- That's why.

In reply to: Philips CDD4801 CD-RW problem w/WinXP

XP's support of UDF is just Utterly Deniably Flighty.

Copy that data off, and create a simple CDR or erase a CDRW, record a closed session and it will work.

Light reading at which should contain all you need to know before you lose all your data.

ONLY closed normal sessions transport well.


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In reply to: "created with EasyCD 4.0 w/ME." <- That's why.

Strange! The CD-RW disks were also created with EasyCD Creator 4.0; also as open sessions. Those can be accessed. It seems only the CD-Rs (open or closed) can't be read. In fact, Windows Explorer indicates the disk is full and asks if I want to prepare the CD for writing (aka format).
So you recommend that I try using the laptop, and close the CD-R sessions and see if they will transport?

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I suggest you use what works.

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If I need CDR or CDRW to move between machines I only use single closed sessions. UDF is not good for use between machines unless they have the SAME OS and UDF software.

But who tells you this?


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Re: I suggest you use what works.

In reply to: I suggest you use what works.

Now I have access to my 40million+ jpegs of our grandbaby. Real important stuff ya know!


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Re: I suggest you use what works.

In reply to: Re: I suggest you use what works.

Always good to read when its all sorted out.

Best of continued luck,


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