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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

14
votes
7answers
916 views

What good, free audio CD ripping/extraction tools exist for Windows, and supporting multiple formats? [closed]

What good, free audio CD ripping/extraction tools exist for Windows, and supporting multiple formats? For instance, I would like to rip my commercial audio CDs to MP3s for portable-player use, and to ...
9
votes
5answers
60k views

Create Bootable CD from ISO [closed]

I need to create a Bootable CD from a ISO. is there a free software available? I am using Windows 7
37
votes
7answers
60k views

Open source / freeware application for Windows 7 to create ISO images [closed]

I'm looking for a freely available utility I can run on Windows 7 to create CD/DVD ISO images from actual CDs and DVDs. Any suggestions?
0
votes
2answers
460 views

How can I reinstall Windows without a CD/DVD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Windows Vista without system restore CD with OEM key (ie: from underside of my laptop) I want to reinstall Windows, but my computer doesn't have a recovery ...
7
votes
5answers
6k views

Virtual CDR driver

There's plenty of software to mount an .iso image for reading, but is there anything (for Windows XP) that would do the reverse, i.e. act as an "virtual CD-R drive" so that burning onto it would ...
11
votes
2answers
4k views

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?
5
votes
3answers
27k views

How can I make a USB flash drive appear/not appear as a CD drive?

I recently was given a small USB flash drive as an advertising gimmick. When I plug it in, only one drive appears: a CD drive with 42kb used (just an autorun.inf file which launches the manufacturer's ...
12
votes
7answers
26k views

How I do to modify the contents of a ISO file?

I want to open a ISO file, add files and then burn it to a disc. By example, I get the Windows98 SE boot disk. That ISO have 2.6mb, and if I burn the iso, I will lost the remainder 697mb of the disk! ...
6
votes
5answers
30k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

CD/DVD burn error in ImgBurn and Nero

I am getting the errors shown below when I try to burn a CD/DVD on my DVD writer. I am seeing this error for every CD/DVD I try to burn. I am not able to write any CDs or DVDs using ImgBurn. The burn ...
1
vote
4answers
6k views

How to burn mp3 files to a playable audio CD

I have 6 mp3 files I would like to put on a CD. They should be playable in all stereos so I guess I would need them in wav format? I have Windows XP. What is the easiest way to make my CD? Thanks!
5
votes
4answers
19k views

How can I copy files from a scratched CD/DVD?

I have so far tried the following software solutions without success. Windows Explorer Copy (default) TeraCopy Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier Unstoppable Copier stops copying as a whole, it keeps ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Linux Live CD: Flash preinstalled?

I need to create a Linux Live CD that has the newest version of Flash pre-installed. How can I do this or find a distro with this? The flavor of Linux doesn’t matter, so long as I can run Flash ...
17
votes
10answers
155k views

When installing Windows 7, CDBOOT error 5 appears: Cannot boot from CD; why?

I am installing Windows 7 on an old machine. I can not even get it to boot. I get this error message: CDBOOT: Cannot boot from CD - Code: 5 Boot Failure from Previous Device.. Boot Failure from ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
11k views

Is there an easy way to copy an audio CD in Mac OS X?

(not a commercial CD). I did some recordings of a band years ago and ran into one of the band members who asked me if I could make copies. I assumed that this would be easy. I know that I can rip the ...
4
votes
0answers
2k views

Looking for a free or open-source burner emulator [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Virtual CDR driver I am looking for a free or open-source virtual CD/DVD emulator to run in a Windows environment. What I want is similar to what SlySoft's Virtual Clone ...
3
votes
4answers
2k views

How do you burn an ISO image on a Mac?

Is there a utility built into the Mac software to allow for burning ISO downloaded from the internet. Or.. Is there a better utility on the Net for performing this function?
6
votes
5answers
14k views

How do I disable the CD drive eject button in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Disable CD eject button on laptop My baby brother keeps messing around with the CD drive. I tried the software from Disable CD eject button on laptop but it didn't work ...
4
votes
2answers
7k views

Why won't regular CDs play on my Windows 7 system?

I've got some regular CDs that I cannot get to play on my Windows 7 (64 bit) system. When I try to play them I get the message: "Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not ...
4
votes
5answers
9k views

Is it possible to eject a cd in a batch file on Windows XP?

I've seen a few executables/utilities that do it, and many forums that say it is not possible to do. But is there any DOS command that I can rely on in a typical XP installation?
2
votes
4answers
5k views

Computer won't boot from CD/DVD drive

I'm trying to install Fedora on a really old (1999-2000) PC, even though I have set it to boot the CD/DVD drive first it wont boot from the CD, I know the CD 'im using is bootable, do you think that ...
1
vote
3answers
934 views

CD Burned in XP isn't readable in Vista

I burned a CD on XP using the built-in burning software and I can read the CD on that machine, but when I insert it into my Vista machine, I can't read the files. It shows the correct volume label, ...
-8
votes
2answers
311 views

Is it possible to burn DVD as audio CD? [closed]

Is it possible to burn DVD-R or DVD+R or DVD-RW so that at least SOME devices treat it as audio CD? In principle? UPDATE I don't mean to burn DVD as DVD so that DVD-aware devices can read it. I mean ...
69
votes
10answers
8k views

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. ...
38
votes
4answers
5k views

What is the purpose of this 4 pin cable with 3 wires that came with an old IDE DVD-ROM drive?

Stumbled on this cable today, it has 4 pins, of which only three are actually in use. It was found with a quick installation guide of an old DVD-ROM IDE drive and nothing else except some screws, so ...
21
votes
5answers
20k views

Can I burn a CD ISO to DVD?

So can I burn an CD ISO to DVD? We've just got a bunch of DVD-R's lying around and I don't want to bother with torrents to download the new Fedora DVD.
5
votes
6answers
11k views

How to copy files with an option for skipping stuck files?

I have a corrupted CD from which I want to copy files. The problem is that the default Windows 7 copy utility gets completely stuck when it encounters a corrupted sector of the CD. Can you recommend ...
11
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
7
votes
5answers
4k views

How to disable auto insert notification in Windows 7?

Alright, here's the problem. My hard drive activity light on my custom built PC is blinking exactly once every second. Microsoft has this to say on the issue: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/138598 ...
0
votes
1answer
276 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
11k views

Windows 7 is not recognizing the UDF filesystem of a CD

I have a UDF CD that I recently received, but I cannot use it. The disc reads fine, but when I open it, I see a single README.txt, that tells me the disk is UDF-formatted, and I need a computer that ...
4
votes
1answer
356 views

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 ...
4
votes
4answers
434 views

How to “paint” the data layer of a CD using a CD drive?

I am looking for a method to "paint" geometric shapes, dots or lines on the data layer of a writable CD (or DVD) using a standard drive. These do not have to be visible to the naked eye; I'd try to ...
3
votes
1answer
93 views

Is it possible to build a bootable CD Extra (i.e. 1 audio track & 1 bootable data track)?

More precisely, I was wondering if the standards for "CD Extra" and the El-Torito extension to ISO9660 are compatible and allow to create an enhanced CD with one audio track (readable on a CD player) ...
3
votes
5answers
450 views

CD/DVD discs protection & recovery methods

I have loads of CDs and DVDs in my archive mostly containing programs, photos and videos. Some of them are either damaged from the edges or scratched. How can I recover my data on those old disks? ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

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? ...
2
votes
1answer
606 views

How does DVD anti-piracy work?

I know this is a "general" question. I was wondering how 'console' anti-piracy works. Which CD/DVD sectors are written? Why a normal DVD burner can't write it? Just curious...
2
votes
2answers
6k views

How can I make a recovery partition using my Windows 7 Installation disk?

Similar to how HP or ACER will create a partition on the hard drive which you can boot from using F10 or something similar if your computer crashes. What do I have to do to my windows 7 installation ...
1
vote
0answers
146 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
916 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
120 views

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 ...
0
votes
4answers
10k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
4k views

Auto-run CD that opens a video?

I want to create an auto-run CD that will play a video without needing any codecs. Is there software that can do this for me? Or would I have to write something myself?
0
votes
1answer
235 views

Starting to Burn CD and system momentarily freezes

Every time I burn a CD using Nero (or anything else) on my Windows XP machine, the entire system locks up for like 5 seconds. It happens when the burner starts making noise. Then when it comes back, ...
-1
votes
2answers
448 views

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 ...