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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Installing a platform from a used up disk

I have just recently bought a windows 7 os to upgrade from windows vista and I installed it and it worked. A few years later I used up the disk (3 times) and when I installed it on the fourth computer ...
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Booting an HP computer onto disk

Simple question: How do I boot an HP dv7-4053cl into bios where I can boot to a CD instead of the internal HDD?
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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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Does CD/DVD Writer get worn out over time?

I have a CD/DVD writer bought about 3 years ago. While I was able to burn any discs without issues previously, now it's having a hard time burning discs even at the lowest settings. Does the laser ...
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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 store CD discs to preserve the data longer?

How (and where) to store CD discs to assure that the data stored there would be readable as long as possible? Are the room temperature and humidity optimal, or it would be better to store them in ...
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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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Is this a bad cd or an OS issue?

I have an old PC game that I've been trying to play. The disc is pretty scratched up but it's not horrible. Anyway, I have windows 7 and this game was made for 95/98. The installer ran fine but the ...
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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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load USB drive as CD drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make a USB Stick act like a CD After reading the comments below, it seems that Windows 7 only supports the label and icon entries. I followed the link they commented and ...
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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?
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Creating an audio CD that also opens a video presentation on a PC

I've seen this before with commercial CDs: they sound like regular a audio CD when inserted into a music player or stereo, but when inserted into a PC they instead open up a Flash presentation (.exe) ...
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Backup cd as image or copy files

I have some old music CDs and I want to backup them before they stop working completely. I know how to backup them technically but I am not sure whether to backup them as images or copy the music ...
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Data CD for audiobooks?

I'm trying to burn my .mb4-audiobook files to a CD. I was impressed by the compression-rate (10 hours of audiobook within 150MB?!). The problem now is, that I cannot burn it as an audio CD as these ...
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what prevents cd-r from being rewritten?

I know its kind of a dead / dieing technology but i was wandering what stops a cd-r from be rewritten like a cd-rw. Is it a sort of firm-ware on the disc essentialy in place to make people buy more ...
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How to Lock CD/DVD Drive to VirtualBox Guest System?

I have VirtualBox running on my Win7. The guest system is a Win2000. Now I want to test a DVD I got for Christmas with a software collection on it. Since I'm aware of autorun and other ...
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Common ISO-file not fitting on a common cd-r disc?

The short version: Why can't I burn common ISO files on to regular CDs? The longer version: I have a stack of CD-Rs, with discs from two different brands. I also have two ISO files with Ubuntu 10.04 ...
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Burning Audio CDs from mp3 but on a DVD-R media( not CD-R ) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to burn DVD as audio CD? I am trying to create a Audio-CD from mp3 files. The media disc I use is a blank DVD-R disc and NOT a CD-ROM disc I used many ...