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01/15/2004 04:25:26 PM · #1
My Win XP computer at home can't read my older CDs - nothing appears on them but when I put them in a Win 98 computer all my photos are there... I'm panicking because I wouldn't want to loose those images... Any idea???

Thanks
Nathalie
01/15/2004 04:27:15 PM · #2
Did you make sure to close the session when you burned the cd?
01/15/2004 04:28:47 PM · #3
your cdrom drive on your XP cd might not be able to read burned CD's. does the XP PC have a burner? are those PC's lanned? if so, just transfer the pics through your network. if not, you could put in the CDrom that reads it into your XP PC then swap em back out.
01/15/2004 04:28:52 PM · #4
Well, how could I read it on my office desktop otherwise&&& I don't even have a burner on it??? You are scaring me...!
Nathalie
01/15/2004 04:30:04 PM · #5
Originally posted by MadMordegon:

your cdrom drive on your XP cd might not be able to read burned CD's. does the XP PC have a burner? are those PC's lanned? if so, just transfer the pics through your network. if not, you could put in the CDrom that reads it into your XP PC then swap em back out.


Its the same CD reader/burner that I transfered on the new computer. and no both computer are not lanned. ...
01/15/2004 04:37:16 PM · #6
Sounds like you need UDF reader. If you burned the CD using 'Direct CD' or similar (session writing) then you need this software. Download it from here:

UDF Reader

Let me know if you have success!
01/15/2004 04:47:20 PM · #7
actually, i've had the same problem, and Microsoft knew this would happen.

So here's what you do:


Start>
Help and Support>
Performance and Maintenance> (left column)
Click on "Fixing Performance and Maintenance Problems">
Then on the right side that opened up, click "Getting Older Programs To Run on Windows XP"
Run the Program Compatibility Wizard>
Then go through the process

Usually this works. I had the same problem. I hope this helps you out.

Message edited by author 2004-01-15 16:47:44.
01/16/2004 08:19:10 AM · #8
Thanks but what program should I select as not working in XP??? My problem is to read a CD???

Thanks

Nathalie

Originally posted by Armil:

actually, i've had the same problem, and Microsoft knew this would happen.

So here's what you do:


Start>
Help and Support>
Performance and Maintenance> (left column)
Click on "Fixing Performance and Maintenance Problems">
Then on the right side that opened up, click "Getting Older Programs To Run on Windows XP"
Run the Program Compatibility Wizard>
Then go through the process

Usually this works. I had the same problem. I hope this helps you out.

01/16/2004 08:27:25 AM · #9
Something similar here... WinXP can't share prionters and my scanner, this is why I use Win98. Win98 can't cope with my camera, this is why my Mum uses WinXP. :-))))))))) Sharing work, though it seems like pulling my left ear with my right hand.

I suggest going to the homepage of the CD-rom manufacturer and searching for some new drivers. Maybe they help a bit.
01/16/2004 08:31:12 AM · #10
Ok, I downloaded the program and installed it. Now what? I still can't read my CD...This software is not for XP though...since I'm running XP is it supposed to work???


Thanks for all your help.

Nathalie

Originally posted by mgrundy:

Sounds like you need UDF reader. If you burned the CD using 'Direct CD' or similar (session writing) then you need this software. Download it from here:

UDF Reader

Let me know if you have success!

01/16/2004 08:36:34 AM · #11
Originally posted by nathaliedoo:

Ok, I downloaded the program and installed it. Now what? I still can't read my CD...This software is not for XP though...since I'm running XP is it supposed to work???


Well, dunno... Bill Gates' mom is suurely chuckling at the moment. XP is stoopid anyway, if I don't turn the modem on, and it boots up, it doesn't see it at all. I have to connect it through wizards and then it works, or simply reboot... that's faster.

Nathalie, does your computer read only XP CDs? Or does it reject any kind? Click on My computer, Preferences, and there does it list your CD-rom at all? Sounds interesting, I have a Pioneer DVD-rom and it used to reject Cds before, too (any kind of CDs). I will ask my family what they have done to it.
01/16/2004 08:45:40 AM · #12
I go to the city now, I ask my boyfriend whether he has any idea. Hold on! :-)
01/16/2004 11:20:27 AM · #13
What did you use for software when you originally burned the CDs?
Do you have the same software installed on your XP machine?
Did the session span several CD's?
Was the session closed?
Did you burn to Re-Writable CD?
01/16/2004 08:23:34 PM · #14
Originally posted by cshep:

What did you use for software when you originally burned the CDs?
Do you have the same software installed on your XP machine?
Did the session span several CD's?
Was the session closed?
Did you burn to Re-Writable CD?


I guess I used Roxio
No only one CD per session
I suppose it was closed because how could I read it on my office desktop which has no burner on it so no software about it either
Burned on a CD-R

Thanks for helping
01/16/2004 08:23:49 PM · #15
Originally posted by vadvirag:

I go to the city now, I ask my boyfriend whether he has any idea. Hold on! :-)


So nice of you!

01/16/2004 08:24:35 PM · #16
Originally posted by vadvirag:

Originally posted by nathaliedoo:

Ok, I downloaded the program and installed it. Now what? I still can't read my CD...This software is not for XP though...since I'm running XP is it supposed to work???


Well, dunno... Bill Gates' mom is suurely chuckling at the moment. XP is stoopid anyway, if I don't turn the modem on, and it boots up, it doesn't see it at all. I have to connect it through wizards and then it works, or simply reboot... that's faster.

Nathalie, does your computer read only XP CDs? Or does it reject any kind? Click on My computer, Preferences, and there does it list your CD-rom at all? Sounds interesting, I have a Pioneer DVD-rom and it used to reject Cds before, too (any kind of CDs). I will ask my family what they have done to it.


I don't know, I dson't think so. At the office they burn CD on Win 98 and I can read them here...

Nath
01/16/2004 08:27:33 PM · #17
XP is the best windows OS yet by far.
01/16/2004 08:40:49 PM · #18
Originally posted by MadMordegon:

XP is the best windows OS yet by far.


So what?? I like it bt there is a lot of problems to transfer from one syster to the other, won't you agree? But, of course, I don't want to start a debate about this here. I only want to read my CDs.


01/16/2004 08:59:17 PM · #19
Originally posted by nathaliedoo:

Originally posted by MadMordegon:

XP is the best windows OS yet by far.


So what?? I like it bt there is a lot of problems to transfer from one syster to the other, won't you agree? But, of course, I don't want to start a debate about this here. I only want to read my CDs.

I have a feeling this has more to do with Roxio than XP. I've got several different computers with different OS's and I can read all of my cd's from any computer. I have had trouble in the past with Roxio though, so I use Nero now. Have you tried reading the cd from any other computers (a friend's maybe?) Don't panic, your files are there, you just have to find a computer with a cd burner that can read the cd. Transfer your files to the new computer then reburn them using something other than Roxio. Whatever software you use, make sure it closes the session.
01/17/2004 12:42:49 PM · #20
cshep

Thanks. Yes I can access the files on my Win98 office desktop. This is why it is so strange... but I think XP can't read UDF files and they don't have a driver for XP. Computers....

01/17/2004 01:54:08 PM · #21
have you tried using a UFD reader like this?

//download.com.com/3302-2100_4-9497911.html?pn=2&fb=1

Edit: Never mind, I see in an earlier post that you have tried this. I'm at a loss. Wish I could be of more help. Sorry.

Message edited by author 2004-01-17 14:14:00.
01/17/2004 02:06:15 PM · #22
I had the same problem at first, but it was only with CD-RW's and it would not read them because I used Roxio, and they were still open. It should read CD-R's you would have had that problem if you used a win 98 unit with no burner software too, unless they were closed at the end. I just did upgrades from MSN and it eventually worked.
Good luck
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