Compact Disc or CD is a type of optical physical media that can hold digital data (data, music, video). Standard CDs can hold up to 700MB of data, or 80 minutes of audio if converted to an audio-CD.

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Using wodim - get locking error opening /dev/sr0

I'm trying to use wodim to write or blank a cdrom. When I execute $ sudo wodim dev=/dev/sr0 blank=all I get the following error: Error trying to open /dev/sr0 exclusively (Device or resource ...
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How can I write-protect a DVD or CD?

I would like to burn a write-protected DVD. It contains video in MP4 format. How can I achieve that?
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Install a CD-ROM driver on MS-DOS

I have an old MS-DOS computer that I am experimenting with. The computer has an AMD 80386 processor, 1664 KB of RAM, a 50 MB hard drive, and two floppy disk drives: one 3 1/2 inch, the other 5 1/4 ...
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File access denied *after* burning to disc

After using the built-in CD burner on WIN2k8 R2 to burn files downloaded by a regular user, all of the burned files seem to have changed the ownership to Administrator, since the regular user gets the ...
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Optical data discs recognized writeable/empty all the time

strange problem: Putting a CDROM into my DVD burner only shows (Windows explorer shows) an empty/burnable media. Both for home made CD, but also orignal (software) data CD. Video DVDs show their ...
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How can I troubleshoot a MATSHITA UJ8A0ASW optical drive which yelds different errors in different burning softwares?

I'm having problems with the optical drive MATSHITA UJ8A0ASW installed on my laptop ASUS N53SV. The driver is Microsoft's 6.1.7601.18514, file version 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255), I can't ...
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Data CD recognized as blank

I understand this question has been asked multiple times. But in most of those cases, it would apply to all CDs or all DVDs which is not the case in my scenario. My DVD Drive is TSSTCorp TS-L633C ...
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Information in a new CD/DVD disk

What information does a new disk (CD+RW or DVD+-R) contain? This can be inside of the disk or written physically on the disk.
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How does Windows XP determine what application to start when a CD ROM is loaded?

How does Windows XP determine what application to start when a CD ROM movie is loaded? In other words, if you put a CD-ROM movie in the computers CD ROM player then close the door, an application ...
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Trouble extracting photos from CD wrote in Egypt

I recently visited Egypt and had some photos taken of an underwater dive. The chap wrote a CD with the photos on. I have put it into my computer and there appears to be nothing on the CD. However ...
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Cannot boot to CD/DVD; The CD-ROM or Hard Drive stops working in the middle of booting

I currently have Windows 7 and I wish to delete everything and start all over. But I can't boot to CD. Here's what happens: When I insert the Windows 7 disk: It says "Windows is loading files" The ...
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SATA Devices not showing up when in UEFI mode

I'm trying to install Windows and the bios should be set to UEFI mode. The problem is that all SATA devices aren't showing up (shows as if there aren't any) so I can't boot from the installation CD ...
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Rip CD/DVD with ffmpeg

Is this possible with ffmpeg? Do you have any links that explain how to do this? I have searched with Google but had not many results. I just want to be able to convert a CD or DVD to MP3 audio ...
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Hiren's Boot CD with UEFI support?

I am a long term user of Hiren's Boot CD, but the CD does not support booting on UEFI/EFI/SecureBoot hardware, is there some kind of update/patch to apply to the cd image to be able to boot without ...
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How to Boot from CD ROM on ASUS X551M [duplicate]

I have an ASUS X551M that I am trying to boot from the CD ROM. When I go to the boot menu the screen says: Boot Option #1 Windows Boot Manager Add New Boot Option Delete Boot Option There is no ...
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Ripping an audio CD via command line (whole CD as a single file) [duplicate]

I have a few audiobooks that can be 15+ CDs long that I want to convert to MP3 so I don't have to keep switching CDs. I've found an used various GUI programs out there that work, but require a bit of ...
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CD-ROM drive periodically clicking even though empty

I have a DELL Latitude E6540 with a CD-ROM drive and Windows 7. Every 30 minutes or so the CD-ROM makings a clicking or rubbing noise even though it is empty. What is going on? It's kind of annoying. ...
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Windows doesn't detect audio CD

I have an old music CD, which is a home-made demo from 2000 or 2001. When I insert the disc, Windows doesn't detect it at all. I can't open it through "My Computer" and foobar2000 doesn't seem to ...
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How to shorten CD/DVD spin down time?

In Windows XP, a tool like "Nero DriveSpeed" was capable of modifying the amount of time a CD / DVD drive leaves a disk spinning before it halts it (it was also possible to modify the maximum spinning ...
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Can an optical drive be damaged by inserting a disc it can not handle?

Is there any chance I can damage a DVD drive by inserting a Blu-Ray disc into it? Can I damage a CD drive by inserting a DVD or Blu-Ray disc into it? Also, can a disc drive damage a disc it can't ...
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Unable to eject disc from laptop [duplicate]

I am using a Alienware mx14 and am unable to eject the hard disc from my laptop . I have tried to right click and eject but i get the following error message : I have tried the following from ...
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How to create Windows Server 2003/2008 installation disc

I have 2 HP Proliant DL 380 G5s that were given to me from a data center. The OS was wiped out of it before it was handed over to me. How would I create my own installation disk so that when the CD ...
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Cannot create ISO image of bootable CD-ROM: not Mode1

When I try to create an ISO image of a bootable CD-ROM with PlexTools Professional XL V3.16, then I get an error message: Warning: the selected source is not Mode1. Only Mode1 tracks can be used ...
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How to find out when an audio disc (CD) has been written/burned?

Is there a way/tool to determine the date and time when an audio disc (CD) has been written/burned? I am aware of How to find out when a disc (DVD) has been written/burned? but the accepted solution ...
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My dvd/cdrom drive doesn't read cds, it only reads dvd type discs…it used to work fine

Why would a dvd play and be read but the cds not be read? are there 2 heads, laser thingies that read differently? I thought it was one reader and it works for both types of cds and dvds ...
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CDROM not reading any disc

My CDROM is not detecting any disc from last 5 month, i brought it 10 months back used 2 to 3 times only, then suddenly it stop detecting any cd/dvd inserted into the drive. I though there may be ...
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Restart CDROM service under Windows 7 x64

My laptop DELL XPS M1330 has CDROM drive (MATSHITADVD+-RW UJ-857G), unfortunately this drive sometimes is not responsive when I load CD. Loading and unloading CDs don't help. In that case I just ...
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Windows “format disk” and “erase disk” missing for CD drive

I need to format a cd disk, when I right click my cd drive the disk format is missing, so is the erase disk, how can I reinstate these items. thank you
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Corrupted CD shows accurate file size - Recoverable?

I received a CD at work that needs to be opened. Windows explorer crashes as soon I even click on the CD's icon in My Computer, yet it shows the size. It seems like windows is seeing something on the ...
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Why can't CDs/DVDs be partitioned?

Nearly everywhere it's written that it's not possible.. But why? Why can't I dump a GPT/MBR partition table in the first sector? Basically dump a disk layout with sector size 2048... Now I'm sure ...
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“Signal out of range” when booting the PC from the CDROM

I changed the configuration on my Windows 8 PC so it boot from de CDROM. Then I insert the DVD with the Ubuntu ISO and reboot. I saw something like "Booting from CD/DVD..." on the screen but it's very ...
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“Inappropriate ioctl for device” when ripping CD with abcde on OSX

I'm trying to use abcde (compiled from Macports) to rip an audio CD on OSX 10.8.5: $ abcde disk1 was already unmounted or it has a partitioning scheme so use "diskutil unmountDisk" instead cd-discid: ...
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How to clone a disk with laserlock protection?

I have a CD with laserlock protection. The disk is old and I want to make a backup. I use the disk for running a software, the disk needs to be inserted every time I launch the app. How can I clone ...
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Why won't my CD run when I load it in the drive in my Windows 8.1?

Why won't my Quicken installation disk run when I load it in the CD drive of my Windows 8.1 computer? When the disc was put in the computer's tray, the tray closed and nothing happens.
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What is the difference between the BIN file generated by ImgBurn and UltraISO

I have a CD that I would like to generate a BIN file from (with a CUE file to accompany it). I used ImgBurn and UltraISO to to generate two BIN files. However, I have found out that BIN files ...
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Windows fails to detect file system on Linux CD-ROM iSCSI Target

I'm attempting to mount the CD-ROM drive on a machine running Linux to a machine running Windows 8 via iSCSI. tgtd is configured on the Linux machine and the Windows iSCSI Initiator succesfully ...
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Windows thinks CD-R is blank but it isn't

I've got an HP Pavilion dv7-4087cl laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 SP1. On several CDs when I put them in, windows autorun behaves as though a blank CD-R had been inserted. I put the same ...
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Change CD drive read/write max speed

I have a Toshiba Satellite C855D Windows 8 laptop. The CD/DVD drive seems to be a little unbalanced. When I put a disc in the drive, it begins to read the disc and speeds up over several seconds. ...
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Installed Blu Ray drive, now regular DVD drive is messed up

I installed an LG Blu Ray drive. This drive only works reliably with the software with which it came ("CyberLink Mediasuite / PowerDVD"). Using, say WinDVD, results in wierd errors. My real problem ...
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What's a CD socket in a motherboard?

In my motherboard I have a socket which says "CD". It looks like a 4 pin fan socket, more or less. Is it a fan socket, or what is it used for? I have tried googleing it but I only find results ...
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Accessible materials with same refractive index as polycarbonate [duplicate]

There is a common home-remedy for scratched flat-screen monitors that says to rub a bit of petroleum jelly into the scratch. The rationale being that because the jelly has a similar refractive index ...
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How to make windows 8 recovery disk?

I have a desktop with dual booting windows 8(original) and ubuntu 10.04. If I need to format my C drive containing windows 8 , then windows 8 will be lost. So I want to make a recovery disk such that ...
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How to Make an Autorun CD /DVD with multiple .exe files?

I have asked a question about :How to make an Autorun CD/DVD? @nerdwaller gave me an answer. Now I want to know whether is it possible to make an autorun CD/DVD which will contain the following : ...
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How to make an Autorun CD/DVD?

How do I burn .exe files to a CD/DVD so that it will give options which one I want to install when the CD is inserted into the CD-ROM and run the applications on the disc automatically?
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Windows 7 detects DVD, BIOS doesn't [duplicate]

That's what's happening, my Windows 7 detects the DVD and i can read and burn DVDs and CDs but if I want to boot from DVD in BIOS, DVD doesn't appear. It appears my SSD, my HD, my pendrive... all ...
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ISO is only bootable by CD, not USB

I have an ISO that I'm trying to get ready for PXE booting. After many attempts, I tried to check if it is even bootable by USB and it wasn't. Then I took a CD and burned the image onto it and it ...
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Windows 8, optical drive not recognized anymore

As the title says I have a problem with my optical drive in Win 8... I installed windows 8 on my machine less than a month ago, and the drive worked fine until a week ago, when it stopped being ...
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Does the writing speed when burning a CD or DVD affect the integrity of the data?

I recently burned a few cd's and dvd's, mostly documents for clients. So you always get to choose the burning speed, ranging from 2x to 48x normally. So how does this influence the integrity of the ...
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Destroying optical discs (that aren't re-writable) with a CD burner

Is it possible to use a CD burner to destroy data on a disc? I believe this would be possible with a re-writable disc, but would there be a way to 'force' the drive to write random data with the laser ...
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Does the sunlight destroy the Optical Disks data?

I was reading this question about destroying safety data from CD's and I was about to recommend in a comment to use this laser in form of a lighter that is >2000 times more powerful than the sun in ...