Posted 27 March 2005 - 11:52 AM
That is an interesting question. I have a few of my own.
Do you still have access to the W98 computer? If so, do you have another CD that you can re-burn them using a different setting?
Do you remember if you burned the CD as a music CD?
Can you play this CD in a regular cd player? Even a car cd player would show the same results.
Do you have a DVD player that you can test this CD on? If so, have you tried playing it and what was the results?
My initial thoughts are the CD was actually burned using shortcuts that lead back to the original location. You could probably verify this by putting the CD in your XP computer, and right-click one of the files. Select properties on this screen, and look at the size. If this is anything under 1 MB, it is very likely that all of these files are actually shortcuts leading back to the original location.
Using the W98 computer (if available), do a search for the file using the title's name as the portion you are looking for. Ex: if one of your music files is Phil Collins "Easy Lover", then do the search using Phil*, *Coll*, *easy*, or *Lover. When you find the correct music file from the search, right-click the search portion and select view -> details. This will show you the folder that it is located. You may want to write this down. Do a new search, but this time, double-click the 'look in' and type in the folder you just wrote down. Click search to show you all the music in this folder. Put in a blank CD in your CD drive, and highlight 10-12 songs, and right-click and select copy. Double-click your CD drive and select paste. When (or if) the option comes up asking if it is a data CD or music CD, select music.
Let me know if it works.
We are all curious like a cat. We wonder, we ask, we learn.
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