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Old 05-18-2005, 01:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What's up everyone,

Here's my issue. I have formatted a CD-RW on a computer that we'll call comp 1. Everything went well and I was able to copy my files over and everything. When I try and bring up the contents of the CD-RW on another computer (we'll call comp 2) nothing happens! Windows acts like there isn't any media in the drive to begin with! However when I try the CD-RW in another computer (Comp 3) everything shows up fine W/ out an issue.

Comp 1 and 2 are both on XP PRO comp 3 is on XP Home.

Does anyone have any ideas?


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Old 05-18-2005, 02:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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try another cd in comp 2. if it doesn't work then it prolly a bad drive.

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Old 05-18-2005, 03:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How old is the CD reader in comp2 and how old of rw media did you use to burn the cd?

When CD-rw's first came out, there was compatability issues in which only a CD-rw drive could read a RW disc. They fixed it I believe on the disc end, but I'm not positive.

Try reading it in a different RW drive (or taking the RW drive out of comp1 and putting it in comp2)

Its a frigging Laptop, not a Labtop!!!!
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Update the firmware in the drive. You can findit at the manufacturor's website.
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I am going with the drive is bad.
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Old 05-18-2005, 04:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've had that problem with my laptop and Linux box before I made it XP. I would say that the drives dead or dying slowly. At least that's what happened with mine. It would read normal CDs ok. But as soon as you put in a CD-RW it would act like there was nothing there. Then it followed with not reading CD-Rs. It was a sad but true story.
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Old 05-18-2005, 06:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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google adaptec udf reader and install it. why did you format the cd-rw?
nobody does that anymore. it is more compatible if you burn it as a data cd.

I use to format cd-rw when i use to p2p. that way if i caught a virus, it was stuck on the cd and not my computer

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