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Reading CD contents problem

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#1 Grumpdaddy1


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Posted 23 August 2005 - 04:11 PM

Recently, I backed up a lot of stuff to CD prior to recovering my computer. I used Windows explorer to do so and verified their contents prior to storing the disks away to reload later. Now the time has come and 2 of the CDs (I burnt 9) show up with nothing on them. The Details tab reports

Free Space: 0 bytes
Total Size: 0 bytes

I put them in two other machines and the same thing happens. I have tried to open them in Nero to try and "finalize" them (knowing XP can't read a multi-session disk unless finalized) but Nero shows the same problem.

All three computers are running XP Home SP2. The disks were burnt on an HP P4 (2.4 Ghz) with XP SP2. The second machine is a HP P3 (667Mz) and the last one I tried is an E-Machines P4 (2.4 Ghz).

I can look at the CDs and "see" the disk has files on them. I have cleaned the CDs and CD-ROM drives. I know there's stuff on them because I viewed them on the first computer before I recovered it (I did not check them on the other machines at that time.) The other machines have not been changed, so I don't think recovering the first one has to do with it. I hope this is fixable because these are some important files.

Thanks in advance.


Edited by Grumpdaddy1, 23 August 2005 - 09:57 PM.

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