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CD-R CD not working on some PC's

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I have several Digital Venturis 166 PC that will not read CD-R that we copied to deploy new software on standalone machines. We have numerous other models of Digital PC that do not have any problems. We tried various ways of burning the CD ie HDD to CD CD to CD still not working on that model. Common sense would say its is the CD itself but it appears to be the same in some of the othrs, besides these are amongst some of the newer machines we have.

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by starlord1 In reply to CD-R CD not working on so ...

I hate to say this but your CD drives are "to good" for burnt CD's I had the same problem and the only solution I found was to have two CD drives in my machine, the "newer" drives (over 8 speed) have problems with burnt roms, there maybe another wayround it but its the long way - there is a piece of software called "blindread" that should copy the contents of the cd to your new hard drives but that takes more time. try it from

http://home.kamp.net/home/stefan.kirschdorf/cd_tools/misc_tools.htm

hope this helps

Starlord

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by JnlGuy In reply to CD-R CD not working on so ...

I had the exact same problem with CD-R /CD-RW recognition but unlike answer #1 I had problems with my older CD-Roms (16X and under) All of my newer CD-Roms would read just fine. I finally upgraded all my Cd_Roms and the problom was solved. Here is abit of info I got from the Nero website, "Many CD-ROM drives can not read from CD-R / CD-RWs. Please check if your CD-ROM drive is multiread-capable. Only drives which are are capable can read from CD-RWs. IF in doubt, please ask the vendor of your CD-ROM drive." Also if you are networked you can share one of the CD-Roms than can read them and install to your other machines that way. Hope this helps.

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by Sam Darroch In reply to CD-R CD not working on so ...

Well if the PCs are P166, then they are a few years old and probably have older style CDROM drives that are not multi-session capable, or they just have problems reading burnt cd's as many older drives do. Panasonic and Mitsumi drives (slower than 16x) always have probs reading burnt cds.

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by rgravelle In reply to CD-R CD not working on so ...

Some CD ROM'S are fussy about the brand of
CD'S you use for burning. Try different brands. I have found that the KODAK GOLD
SERIES AND THE RICOH BRAND WORK BEST.

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by jwbogart In reply to CD-R CD not working on so ...

I have had similar experiences as above. I have even had some CD ROMS that would read some burnt CDs but not others. Check your write format. Most CDs > 4X will read Joliet. You might have to close the CD so that it will not accept a second session.Make sure 'force to single track' option is set. Check the original CD. Is there a discrepancy between the size reported when you look at the volume properties versus doing a 'select all' on the contents, then looking at the properties? If so, your software must support CD to CD mirroring, and turn off any option that wants to write the contents to a cache on the hard drive first.

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