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What a **** is this?! Multiread CD-ROM!

By igp ·
I have a CD-RW-drive BTC (write 2x).
When I try to write to CD-R or CD-RW disc, I can't to read this discs with other PCs!
More: when I write to CD-RW, Adaptec Easy CD-Creator show me a message: You are creating CD-RW and you will be able read this disk only with Multiread CD-ROM.
BTW: why a month before I'd writing CDs and I could to read them with any PC?

Please, help me!
How to avoid this "Multiread" or what solution I need?

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What a **** is this?! Multiread CD-ROM!

by jcparkerconsulting In reply to What a **** is this?! Mul ...

Multi-Read is the latest CD drive format. It is supported with the CD software you are using. Have you recently done an update to either/both your operating system or CD Software. That is where it came from.

The older version of the Adaptec software supported doing this with the RW, the newer supports the latest standard (read new hardware sales). I still get the functionality of the older one, but the mancine I use is a Windows NT 4.0 with a 2X burner.

If you need the other functionality, try using an older unit with non updated Windows & software.

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by igp In reply to What a hell is this?! Mul ...

multiread is supporting by some old 2x cdrom! i read it yesterday

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by dft3 In reply to What a **** is this?! Mul ...

If a CD-ROM isn't multi-read compatible, then a CDRW will not work in it.

Adaptec has software called Direct CD that you can install that will allow you to read the CDRW in any computer.

As far as why it worked before:

If you can see only data recorded in the irst session on the CD but not in subsequent sessions, it may be that: You recorded the CD in CD-ROM (Mode 1) format, while your multisession CD-ROM drive only recognizes CD-ROM XA (Mode 2) multisession CDs or, your CD-ROM drive does not support multisession at all.

If you can see only data recorded in the last session, you may have forgotten to link your new data with data previously recorded on the CD. Make sure to select a track in the Load Contents tab before recording.

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by igp In reply to What a hell is this?! Mul ...
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by mchamp In reply to What a **** is this?! Mul ...

multiread is a term used to describe a recordable cd that was created using more than one session. let's say you burn a blank cd with 20 files on it. when you start this initial seesion you have the option of 'closing' the cd or leaving it 'open'. if you close the cd then the table of contents is flagged such that the cd can never be written to again, even though it may not be full. however, if you leave it open (the default for easy cd creator), you then have the option to come back later and add more files, or even replace existing files on the cd. let's say you initiate a second write session adding 5 more files to the 20 that have already been burned onto the cd. you now have a multi-session, or 'multiread' cd. the existing table of contents on the cd is nullified and a new one added to the cd that show the current state of 25 files on the cd. this new table of contents is apparently a different and newer standard than the first and cannot be read by older cd drives - sometimes incorrectly, sometimes

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by igp In reply to What a hell is this?! Mul ...
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by mchamp In reply to What a **** is this?! Mul ...

oops! here's the rest...

sometimes not at all! if you want to ensure that a cd burn can be read by older cd drives, then create them using only one session. if you need to, copy the cd contents back to your hard drive and then re-burn the cd on another blank cd.

there are a miriad of issues involved in being confident about burning a good cd.
the mechanical laser burning process in conjunction with the substrate material used in manufacturing recordable cd's is not an exact science. there are many stories out there where this name brand recordable cd will not work reliably with that name brand cd writer. these issues center mostly around the 2 major types of substrates commonly used (one is known by its blue-green color and the other by its gold color) and the various on-off laser timing theories held by the cd writer manufacturers. this is also why cd burning can only be done at the tortoise speed of 4x.

other issues are 'open' and 'closed' cd's, buffer underrun, etc.

there is a good deal o

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by igp In reply to What a hell is this?! Mul ...
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What a **** is this?! Multiread CD-ROM!

by fred_e944 In reply to What a **** is this?! Mul ...

CD-ROMs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs use different wavelength LASERs in reading and writing disks. A multi-read CD-ROM is one that is capable of reading any type of CD disk, including the CD-R and CD-RW types. This extends to CD players and DVD players usedfor playing CD music. The ones that aren't Multi-Read capable cannot play a CR-R copy of a CD, but a Multi-Read can play copied disks.

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