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Thread: HELP my CD-R can't be read on mac or windows XP!!!

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    Default HELP my CD-R can't be read on mac or windows XP!!!

    hi there, my CD-R was written and write-protected

    it's stored for 2-3 years.

    but I am not able to retrieve the images i need for my portfolio!!!

    please help!

    please don't detract from main topic.

    i really need help here.


    thanks!

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    Default Re: HELP my CD-R can't be read on mac or windows XP!!!

    what does it say when you try to read?

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    Default Re: HELP my CD-R can't be read on mac or windows XP!!!

    Linux seems to be more reliable when nibbling corrupt data...

    Follow this:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=221669

    I would try Ubuntu booting from USB to try recovery.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick

    Alternative... you could take the CD to a print shop, they may be able to duplicate it for you and if so, onto a USB stick!
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    Default Re: HELP my CD-R can't be read on mac or windows XP!!!

    can't read from the original cd/dvd writer ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by splim View Post
    can't read from the original cd/dvd writer ?
    This is probably the best bet to read the disc. Worse comes to worse, can always seek a recovery specialist.

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    have you tried reading it from another cdrom?

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    Default Re: HELP my CD-R can't be read on mac or windows XP!!!

    hi all...

    i need i need to pay for Pro help... i know a place that provide recovery service.

    advice.

    don't use CD / DVD for storage.

    the DVD drive is fine.

    just that the CD-R is read as 0 bits in both my mac and windows OS with the intel mac.

    this episode taught me 2 things

    SSD harddisk and hosting online to protect my images...

    thanks for replies

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    i had a problem when i was using a particular software to burn cd-rs a while back.

    it worked fine with the computer and software that burnt it.. i think windows ME (millenium edition)? and nero. i might have remembered wrongly.

    when i tried to read it up my new laptop (windows vista).. it would also read as a blank cd.

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    Default Re: HELP my CD-R can't be read on mac or windows XP!!!

    Can it be the CD has already be oxidised (since TS said that it has been stored for 2-3 yrs)?

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    Fungus? Scratched? Unique writing algorithm?
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    Default Re: HELP my CD-R can't be read on mac or windows XP!!!

    No.1. Try reading it on other cd drives/other coms.
    No.2. Clean the cd with cleaning solution/wax.

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    Default Re: HELP my CD-R can't be read on mac or windows XP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by maxtheevil View Post
    SSD harddisk and hosting online to protect my images...
    thanks for replies
    The key is 'redundancy', regardless which technology. Two different storage media in two different locations.
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