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Old 08-10-2006, 05:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 50-pack of CD-RWs that I have data on that I no longer need. But when I try to erase them, they don't erase completely. Sometimes it looks like it's gone but, when I try to write new data on it, the stuff I wanted to erase is still there...and also errors. Are these CDs no longer usable?
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have you tried a different program to burn them? are you sure they are rewritable? are you sure your cd drive supports these cd's?
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Yes I've tried Nero and the default Windows XP burning...both had errors. I am sure they are rewritable, it's labeled CD-RW. My burner is a DVD burner.
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just double check that it is a cd rewritable too and let us know.
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This is the exact same one I have.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...584844&CatId=0
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ok i understand that the cd's are rewritable but what about the drive just cuz it writes dvds doesnt mean it writes cd's does it have a cd writing function cd-r compatible.
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This is the cd-drive I have...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827140121
I've written CD-Rs with it before.
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when did it stop working ?
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The cd-drive didn't stop working. It's just that the CD-RWs I have always produce an error while erasing or writing. For example while erasing the CD-RW, it ejects before it finishes (using Nero). While writing a window pops up saying error.
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have you tried just another batch of cd-rw's or just borrowed one from a friend by a different maker?
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