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CD-R CD not working on some PC's

By DCG ·
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 smarkow In reply to CD-R CD not working on so ...

I ran into this same sort of problem when I first got m CD burner. There are three variables here: the CD burner, the CD media, and the CDROM. Some combinations of these three things just don't work. For example, I burned several music CD's to play in my car CD player. I had to try 4 brands of CD media before I found one that would work with that setup. The same CD media that worked there refused to work on a colleague's older CDROM drive. But one of the brands that refused to work in my car worked fine in his CDROM.
Some CDR drive manufacturers suggest a specific brand of media to use with their drives...you may want to check that out. Otherwise, it's unfortunately just a trial-and-error solution.

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

This problem has nothing to do with the way your CD is burnt. Quite a few older drives are unable to read a burnt CD (even some newer ones). Will your drive read a non burnt CD? If so it does not need cleaning. The only way around this problem is to buy a newer drive for that PC. This should be the cheapest solution for you. A new drive will only cost you about $25 and I assume the time you spend messing around with workarounds is worth more than that. Good Luck

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

DCG, the CD roms that you have are to old and to slow to read a burned cd, if you want to test this theory pull a CD rom out of one of the machine it does read in and put it in one of the machine it does not, If affordability is an issue in this case I recommend you get a backpack unit, house a CD rom that will read the cd then you can go from machine to machine that way and do the needed installs,( we keep a unit like this on hand at all times) Good luck to you....

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

It has come to my attention that many older cd-rom drives are not multiread compatiable, this is not to say that they cannot ever read cd-r media, there is a piece of software that I use, called a UDF reader which allows older cd drives to read these disks

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