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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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DVD R/RW Drive Would only read CDs not DVDs

My laptop has a Matshita uj8b1as DVD/r/RW drive, and recently it started refusing to read data from DVDs, I thought there was something wrong with the setting of the software so I reinstalled Windows ...
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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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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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CD-ROM drive making “tzu tzu” sounds when locating files?

My Acer Aspire 4937G is making weird sounds whenever I try to browse files from a CD-ROM using windows explorer. For example, it will go "tzuuu tzuuuu" whenever I click on a file or folder. I have ...
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Is there any way at all to bypass sector-level CRC when reading damaged CDs?

I'm trying to image damaged CDs, some of which have bad sectors in important areas. I know there are tons of software out there that will create a disk image even if they run into bad sectors. My ...
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Entry Point Not Found

I tried installing a linksys Wirless Adapter onto a Dell Inspiron 4100 laptop, and get a error that says: Example: "Setup.exe - Entry Point Not Found The procedure entry point DecodePointer could ...
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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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Compaq Presario v6500 won't boot from CD

Trying to install Windows XP on a new HDD in a Compaq Presario 6500 notebook (model no 6501XX, originally shipped with Windows Vista 32bit). However despite my efforts the computer refuses to boot ...
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Cannot install sound and display driver without Windows xp service pack 3

I have already installed Windows XP Service Pack 3 and downloaded the sound and display driver from the manufacturer website but when I try and install it, I get an error message that it was not ...
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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 do I extract (rip) tracks from an audio CD using cdrfte?

On its SourceForge page, it says that cdrfte (short for cdrtools front end) can extract files from CD in mp3 format. However, I can't find anything on its support wiki or anywhere else about how this ...