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CD-RW not being read by cd drive


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#1 omaroo

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 02:14 PM

hi i got a couple of blank cd-rw disks and want to back data and other stuff on it, problem is my cd drive doesnt read it, though it does for cd r disks. Guys why is that, is my cd drive old thats why

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 02:34 PM

Did you format the CD-RW?

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 03:00 PM

i cant as its brand new and it doesnt read it.

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 03:33 PM

Does the drive read/recognize anything other than CD-Rs?

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:59 AM

If the drive doesn't have the RW logo on the front, it may not be able to use RW disks.

In any case, using RW disks for backup is not a good idea. They are not very reliable.
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Posted 07 August 2009 - 04:26 PM

hamluis it can read cd r disk and i can burn data on it, it says recodable rewriter, so whats worng, i prerfer cd rw so i can erase stuff later/

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 05:30 PM

Even though you may prefer CD-RWs (for whatever reason)...the suggestion/info Platypus supplied probably needs to be heeded.

At some point in time, we all tried CD-RW disks...most of us haven't used them in years. There must be a reason for that.

The cost of CD-Rs...is not even worth computing...and the medium provides a better surface for data retention than a CD-RW does.

Funny...I just looked for a link that would say that :thumbsup: better than I did, http://www.lightworkshops.com/learn/articles/cdrw.htm

See Applications & Limitations section of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CD-RW .

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 08:08 AM

i always thought as they are expensive there better, so what they good for. All want to know is how to get it to work people. Plz help me.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 05:21 PM

ok guys got a serious problem, my cd drive cannot read any cd r disks and if it does its only a few. Whats happened it used to read all the disks without any problem, is it a hardware issue

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 08:37 PM

If you want to test whether it's possibly a hardware problem...try it in another system...or try another drive in your system.

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