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<Burning CDs>

By steve.doig ·
I needed a harddrive with win9x on it so I
set up an old motherboard, power supply, h/d,
cd rom, etc... and somehow managed to produce
the sweet smell of burning electronics.

Now my cd will read from dos but not from
windows. It passes amidiag's cd test under
dos (not dos window) but fails in windows.

Windows will not recognise any data on the
cd, while a fresh boot into ms-dos will allow
me to read the contents.

Any clues?

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by Zeus who Frags In reply to <Burning CDs>

I would like to add another idea. You say you smelt burning electronics? You may have a CD-ROM drive corrupted or a bad power supply. Check if it is your CD-ROM drive which cannot read the CD or if it is the CD which has been damaged (try this CD onanother PC with another CD-ROM drive or try another CD in this drive(a CD you don't care about!)).
If your CD is damaged, boot in DOS mode and copy the files from the CD to your hard disk (hoping there are not too many files with long names). Then find a CD-ROM writer and write the data to a new CD.

Hope this will help!

"And so it begins..." (Kosh, Babylon5)

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by steve.doig In reply to <Burning CDs>

Good thinking...
Don't need to try this though.

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