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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Unable to eject disc from laptop

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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“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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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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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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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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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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How to destroy a CD/DVD rom safely?

I have old CDs/DVDs which have some backups, these backups have some work and personal files. I always had problems when I needed to physically destroy them to make sure no one will reuse them. ...
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How to create multiple partitions on a USB pen drive

I would like to be able to create 2 partitions on my USB pen drive: 1 readonly (cdrom) partition, and 1 writable partition (FAT32). What I have tried so far with no success: Using /sbin/gparted on ...
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How to access local CD drive in Teamviewer?

When in a TeamViewer session, how can I access my computer's CD drive from the remote computer?
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Why must I always press the hardware eject button when a CD, DVD or Blu-Ray disc fails to read correctly? [closed]

The compact disc (CD, DVD, Blu-Ray) has been around for at least two decades - and yet if my computer has a problem reading a disc it will continue spinning away until I physically eject the disc by ...
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Any Linux equivalent for the HttpDisk tool?

Is there any Linux equivalent for the HttpDisk tool?
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CD/DVD Drive does not work - Compaq 6715B

I'm unable to get any activity from the CD/DVD drive on my Compaq 6715B laptop. I've done some research and see where others experiencing the error recommend removing content from the following key ...
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CD ROM Boot not working

I am trying to install RHEL in one of my lab machines. The problem is, when I insert the CD and try to boot from the CD, I am getting an error as "Strike the F1 to continue, F2 to run the setup ...
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Creating a bootable CD with custom boot sector

I was interested in learning how to create an operating system from scratch, and I found this guide: http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~exr/lectures/opsys/10_11/lectures/os-dev.pdf. At page 4 it is explained ...
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How to detect whether there is a CD-ROM in the drive?

I know my CD-ROM device (/dev/sr0) but how can I detect from a script whether the drive is empty or whether there is a disk in it?
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If I format a CD like a USB, can I still reformat it to burn it as an mp3 CD?

I formatted a CD like a USB through Windows 7 auto play and filled it up with .mp3 files. Unfortunately the CD didn't play in my van. Is it possible to reformat the disc and burn it as an mp3 CD ...
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Compact-Disk filesystem to handle a million files?

Good day, I would like to know a compact-disk file system that is able to support millions of files. the file systems that i am aware of have a large cluster size (2048) and are not able to store so ...
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Using Knoppix/Hiren's Boot CD to access files stored in a Blue Ray disk (read more)

I have a blue ray disk with a lot of files stored in it. My problem is that I cannot read the disk with a blue ray disk drive; I'm not sure if it is formatted differently since windows cannot load any ...
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CD-ROM drive making “tzu tzu” sounds when locating files?

Recently, my laptop (Acer Aspire 4937G) is making weird "tzuuu tzuuuu" sounds whenever I try to read files from my CD-ROM. For example when using windows explorer, it will go "tzu tzu" whenever I ...
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Is there a path to blank CD or DVD in OS X 10.7

I know how to find a full disk, but I need the path to an empty CD. I'm trying to burn a disk using a special program in WINE, and converting the format to .iso is not an option.
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CD-Rom does not show up in My Computer

I have OptiPlex 755, Windows 7 32-bit, Intel Core 2 Duo. Just until recently I did not had to use CD-reader , so I did not even realize that I don't have CD-reader connected to the motherboard. ...
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How do I make CD+Gs from MP4s?

I am trying to find an easy way to convert my MP4 files into a CD+G disc so that I can use them with my karaoke machine. Is there any method I can use to convert multiple MP4s into a CD+G?
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AUTORUN.inf not working

Could sombody please tell me why my Autorun.inf is not working when i burn it to CD rom..? I have checked the fille names and they all exist? [autorun] open="VTS\TREADSTONE LT\TREADSTONE LT.bat" ...
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How to check quality of CD/DVD before burning?

I recently bought a couple of DVDs to burn but majority of them turned as faulty DVDs. I came to know when the DVDs were not able to burn the data into them. Hence Is there a way by which I can check ...
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How to poweroff CD drive in Windows 7 [duplicate]

I am running Windows 7 64 bit on Lenovo W510, I wish to poweroff the CD drive. The power manager sometimes switches off the power when I am running on batteries. Is there a way I can do that myself. ...
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Can magnets used in boxes affect CD/DVD discs?

I've had a paranoid fear that any magnet would wreck a CD/DVD. A while back, I got a bunch of Puela Magi Madoka Magica rings and necklaces, the boxes they came in open up like a book. It has a flap ...
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Setup cannot find a CD-ROM drive

I'm trying to install WIN XP SP2 on a standard PC. Boot from CD - and after some confirmation I got a blue screen: Setup cannot find a CD-ROM drive Make sure your CD-ROM is on and properly ...
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How to mount a dual hfs/iso9660 cd as iso9660 in Mac OS Mountail Lion?

I'm trying to install Warcraft III and run it using Wine. However it's loading the Mac image off of the CD, and it only has a PowerPC version, which is not supported. Is there a way to mount the ...
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Why DVD writers only have 24x write speed? [closed]

I remember CD writers get's twice the speed, now it seems DVD writers can only do up to 24x write speed if internal, and just 8x if it's a portable writer. It's been years since and it seems stuck on ...
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Can't read audio CD in Linux, and I getting Sense errors in syslog

Using Ubuntu 12.10, I get this awkward error when I try to play a CD. Here is what dmesg shows when I try to play an Audio CD with vlc /dev/sr0 sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK ...
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How do we calculate CD writing speed

I am doing a pass paper question of my exam and I got following question. What is the maximum amount of data that can be written within 1 second to a 52X CD-R using a CD Writer with a write speed of ...
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CD Rom Door Does Not Shut

My CD ROM door only remains closed when the computer is turned (Off) or if I am playing CD music Disc. I tried programming my computer because Windows Media Player refused to burn my CD's. I did ...
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How to find out when a disc (DVD) has been written/burned?

Is there a way/tool to determine the date and time when a disc has been written/burned with high certainty? This is about data forensics and should be a solid proof. I already tried IsoBuster, but it ...
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How to format CDROM using Windows 7 from the command prompt

I'm currently using Windows 7 to create multiple copies of CDROM using a batch file. I could automate the copying of files but I'm not able to find out how to format the CDROM from the command ...
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Will there ever be faster CD and DVD discs and writers?

I was thinking about the fact that in the last years I have never seen CDs and DVDs supporting writing/reading speeds higher than 52X and 16X, respectively. Is this a commercial choice (i.e. ...
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Burn Track Info/Tags to Audio CD

I am using MusicBee in Window7 to burn custom recordings (MP3 files) to an audio cd. The MP3 files have all the track information ('tags' in musicbee) filled out. When I burn the files to a cd using ...
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500 MB Avi video from CD lagging/glitching when reproduced

I created an extra cd with Nero Burning that contains both audio tracks (I can hear them correctly) and a .avi presentation (pretty big one, 540 MB on a 700 MB cd). The audio is fine but the problem ...
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CD\ROM driver won't start

CD ROM won't start in Windows 7, Dell Inspiron 530S. It shows up in Device Manager, but not under Computer. Can't read DVD. Can you suggest how to enable this please?