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by sapphireb / March 4, 2005 6:39 PM PST

I can't read any text file from an UDF CD-RW on my Windows XP Home Edition. I tried to installed Adaptec Direct CD Reader,still can't open the file.But when I click on properties, it tells me 550 mb used, not blank.
Can anyone help me?

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How was the CD-RW created?
by glb613 / March 4, 2005 7:56 PM PST
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Did you use Direct CD? I had problems reading CD-RWs created using that program. I'd start over and make a CD-R.

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by SylentStar / March 4, 2005 8:22 PM PST
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Another possibility
by Yew / March 4, 2005 9:09 PM PST
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Packet writing causes CD-RWs to wear out much faster than if you did the usual burn/erase shuffle, so it might be that you're seeing the first signs of fatigue on the disc.

Contrary to popular myth, they don't last forever. They can only be erased so many times, and depending on the level of care given to them, and the quality of the material used for construction, the disc will only be readable for so many years.

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