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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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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Unable to boot from CD: CODE 4

I'm trying to install Windows XP SP2 from a Dell green CD. I am installing it on a Dell Dimension 4100. I used 2 CDROMs, no luck, still get the error message: CDBOOT: Unable to boot from CDROM: Code ...
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I can't read CD DISC from Sony Camcorder in windows 7

I have a Sony camcorder (digital video camera) DCR-DVD106E. The camcorder works with mini CD's from Sony (I found the CD's in the package I have bought so it seems they are original). To read the CD ...
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How does the MRW (Mount Rainier) work?

My optical drive can write MRW format, which is the mount rainier packed writing technology: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Rainier_%28packet_writing%29 I have a few questions about it, that ...
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Why can't we write over a CD/DVD after it's been burned/finalized?

I was wondering why CD/DVD burners can't just overwrite a CD or DVD after it's been finalized and set to read-only mode. I understand that read-only mode prevents further writes, but can't a burner ...
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What prevents a CD-R from being rewritten?

I know it's kind of a dead / dying technology, but I was wondering what stops a CD-R from being rewritten like a CD-RW. Is it some sort of firmware on the disc, essentially in place to make people ...
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Does burning a DVD/CD slower help assure it will not have errors?

If I have 16x speed DVDs and I burn them at 12x or 8x speed, does this help assure the data burnt to the disc will not have errors/flaws?
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Is data recovery from damaged CD-ROM possible?

I have a totally unscratched 700 MB CD-ROM that always been in its case, but it was on the top of the stack and took some sunlight (from a close window) during months (if not years). The CD looks ...
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Linux software to create CD-ROM TOC/cue files with pregap analysis [migrated]

I am looking for a command line Linux program which can dump the "table of contents" from CD-ROM discs. For example, the Windows program ImgBurn has the feature to "view media information" from discs ...
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CDROM does not appear on desktop, MACOS 10.5.7

When I pop a CDROM into the drive of my Macbook Pro, It spins up, I hear it, but no icon appears on the desktop. (I think it's 10.5.7; actually not sure how to verify this on Mac, but I think I saw a ...
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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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DVD writer on Sony laptop fails to recognize blank discs as writable

I have a problem with my DVD-Writer: When I insert a CD or DVD in it to play or to browse my data, it is recognized without any problem. But when I insert a blank DVD or CD to write, it ...
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Difference between ISO, MDS & BIN/CUE disk image formats?

What is the difference between these major disk image formats? Are there any specific advantages / disadvantages for any of them?
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Accessing free space on CD/DVD after burning ISO image

I have a 4.7 GB DVD and after burning a 1.1 GB ISO image (Linux Live CD), I should technically have around 3.6 GB of space left but when I mount them on Linux, I could only see the 1.1 GB Live CD ISO ...
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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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What options are there for making an Equipment Driver and Instructions CD?

A manufacturing company sends a CD or USB out with its equipment that includes the Drivers and Opensource Software needed to use the equipment along with manuals in the form of PDF files. For the ...
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Running game without a physical CD drive

My copy of Age of Empires II (Microsoft, 1999) is perfectly legal, bought about 15 years ago. Recently I installed the game on my new laptop running Windows 8.1. The game still works great out-of-the-...
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Why is desktop.ini “Ready to Be Written to the Disc” of any CD or DVD inserted under Windows 7?

I have a netbook with an external CD/DVD burner running Windows 7 Starter. Whenever I put any CD or DVD (doesn't have to be blank) in the drive and navigate to its path in Windows Explorer, it ...
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Some tracks from my MP3 CD won't play in my car…?

I have fabric player radio.. from the car itself , so it's supporting MP3, but sometimes , not sometimes almost always when i record a mp3 CD for my car, some tracks are not playable.. they skip to ...
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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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Reducing CD burn speed beyond that allowed by Windows Media Player?

I a trying to burn an audio CD, but I keep getting burn errors. That is probably because my minimum burn speed is 16x (as detected by Windows Media Player). How can I reduce the burn speed to 2x or ...
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Choppy Audio in Car Stereo

Okay I am not sure that if this is a question that I can ask here, feel free to move this to another forum if its not. Now I am facing a weird problem, disks that I burn on my PC to play on my car ...
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What format to use when recording music to a CD?

I have a bunch of mp3 files I'd like to record to a CD. However, I'm not sure if the CD player can read MP3. What format should the music be in to ensure that it will be read correctly? And does it ...
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Ubuntu doesn't recognize audio cd

I have an external dvd-writer which used to work pretty fine it was just an ordinary dvd-writer. Yesterday while I was importing some music from an audio cd using Exile, I had to stop the process. ...
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Do file attributes in CDs and DVDs change if you access them?

I have snooped over my boyfriend's old CDs and DVDs. I opened and copied (with copy paste) some of the files (jpeg and videos). Does this action change the file attributes (date accessed, etc.) of the ...
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How to play back non-audio CD content of an “Enhanced CD”/“CD+” under Windows 7

I have an Audio CD which has "Compact Disc +" and "CD Extra" logos on its cover. So I guess this CD conforms to the Blue Book standard. When I put this CD in my Windows 7 computer, I can listen to ...
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Wodim can't open SCSI driver in Debian Jessie?

I'm attempting to write an ISO image to a CD on Debian Jessie. I have the CD in the drive, and it appears that all of the symbolic links are pointing where they should be, and the kernel recognized my ...
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XP CD doesn't offer repair option

I'm fixing an IBM Thinkpad laptop running XP Pro which doesn't boot all the way (It gets past the XP logo boot screen, a movable mouse cursor appears, and it doesn't get any further, even in safe mode)...
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How to split a DVD into multiple CDs

I have Windows 7 bootable DVD, My DVD writer is not able to load a DVD, but it can load CDs. Is there any way that I can convert my windows 7 DVD to multiple CDs so that it can be installed from DVDs?
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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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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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How can I disable a CD drive without any special software?

I have a Lenovo w510 laptop. When it came, its CD drive was powered off; I right-clicked it and enabled power to it. Now I want to power it off again, without using any software. Does anyone know ...
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Is there any way to check the “history” of burned CDs on Win 7?

I was wondering if there is any way to check what files where burned to what CD/DVD from a Windows 7 computer? In other words, is there a log function which records what files where burned to disk? ...
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Prevent data loss through degradation, by making redundant copies to disc

I am about to store my PGP key to a 700MB disc. The key is (compressed) ~ 7KB in size. That is a whole lot space not used. A whole lot space that, if filled, could enable my drive to get at least one ...
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The driver detected a controller error on \Device\CdRom0

Thanks for be helping. once I opened my cdrom is server and blew the dust that was closed and then I noticed that this error " The driver detected a controller error on \Device\CdRom0." was ...
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Do most music CDs contain the needed info about their tracks?

I see that many audio players (I mean multimedia software like Winamp or Foobar2000) have the ability of searching music information on databases like CDDB. Shouldn't such info already be available on ...
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Why doesn't Windows Explorer support directly copying WAV files from Music CDs?

As far as I understand, Music CDs are nothing more than some metadata along with a bunch of WAV files. So why doesn't Windows (by default) allow one to copy WAV files from a CD?
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How do I find the name of an album from the cd? [closed]

I was going to write a script which checks the currently entered cd against a list of albums. I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but I don't know how to get the album's name from its ...
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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 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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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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Since computers don't have cd-rw drives anymore

Since computers don't have CD-RW drives anymore, can I still play and burn CD-R or CD-RW disk with a DVD-RW drive? The file types are mostly wav or mp3 files.
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Mount IMG file as CD on Mac?

I'm trying to install Windows on VirtualBox, but it's not recognizing my physical CD drive. So instead I want to mount the IMG file of the install disc as a CD (like you would with Daemon Tools or ...
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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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Finalize CD/DVD after one write

I am looking to burn files to a CD or DVD and finalize it after the first write. I don't want to be able to add any other files in the future, regardless of the free space. I can't seem to find a ...
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Program starts and appears in task manager, but then allocates half of my CPU and crashes

The program is a CD game called CivCity: Rome (by Firefly studios, in case there are any other games with the same name). It was originally built for Windows XP, I think. I am on a Windows 8 gaming ...
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Why won't a mp3 CD play in car player but plays on computer?

What could be the reasons for a new car CD player (has the markings: RDS, MP3 and CompactDisc) not to play MP3 files from a CD, that normally is read on every computer or so? The plaser in the car ...
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No Option to Burn ISO on Windows 7

From what I hear, Windows 7 is able to burn ISO files natively. I should be able to right-click on a given ISO and choose "Burn disk image", but I do not have that option on any ISO I try. I am ...
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How to recover music albums as a whole after iTunes split them

I imported my CDs into my iTunes library but it was not able to understand that the CDs were to be imported each as a whole. So now, I have many split albums, for various causes: duets, errors in ...
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Which speed should I use with cdrecord on a DVD?

When using cdrecord for data (not audio) to a DVD, should I just say speed=-1? Does slower speed (like speed=1) make for more reliable recording, or longer shelf life? What are the tradeoffs? What ...