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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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Please help me understand basics of running a WinXP cd copy from the cloud. please

In 2001, a hospital made several cds with my eeg/mri/pet scan data. I couldn't image needing this data again, so I saved my cd copies to the cloud and discarded the cds. Now I need to present these cd ...
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Windows 10 Desktop PC cannot play Audio CD

Recently, my Windows 10 Desktop PC can no longer play Audio CDs. The disc seems to be recognized as Audio CD and I can even browse the disc and see the tracks: But I cannot play the CD using any ...
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Why can’t I play a German Aladdin Broadway CD with an external CD drive connected to my 2020 MacBook Air?

I really liked the original soundtrack of the Aladdin Broadway musical, so I wanted to listen to all of the songs in German. I bought this (used) CD from an American company and the CD arrived today. ...
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What is stored in the first two seconds of a CD-ROM?

When I run cd-info on Linux I always get these tracks: CD-ROM Track List (1 - 1) #: MSF LSN Type Green? Copy? 1: 00:02:00 000000 data false no 170: 68:17:27 307152 leadout (688 ...
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Unable to access a data track or sector on a Music CD?

I have a November 2006 music CD Single that has 3 audio tracks and it contains a artist specific software that allows the fans to do various things. This is an advertised selling point of this version ...
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A 20-year old pressed CD can't be read, what may be the reasons? [duplicate]

I have a 20-years-old data CD (pressed CD, not CD-R), but it looks rather new, because it keeps sleeping in its box. There's no visible dirt or scratch, or other abnormal look. Its back is fully ...
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Chrome OS Version 105 cannot eject CD on old MacBook Pro

I have an old MacBook Pro (2013 model), a supported laptop of Chrome OS, installed with Chrome OS Version 105.0.5195.112. I inserted a CD-ROM into the laptop, but the Files app in the Chrome OS does ...
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VLC: Change default Media Type when opening a disc?

Is there any way to change the default Media Type when selecting Media > Open disc? On my system, it always defaults to DVD and I never use that option, I always use audio CD. Thanks!
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"Windows Disc Image Burner" missing from both windows 10 and windows 11

I can't find Windows Disc Image Burner on either of my Window 10 machines or Windows 11 machine. Do I need to pick something in add/remove windows features or something? It's not just missing from ...
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Can't open door of DVD RW Drive on desktop PC

My computer is an "emachine". The brand of the device is ATAPI DVD A DH16AASH SCSI CdRom Device. Door to the drive is vertical (side ways).It used to open very well. I've hardly used it, so ...
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How do I redirect the virtual disk drive to open the program which requiring physical optical drive

Refer to this Q: Copy program from CD to USB but can't launch program after installation in window-10 I observed that I needed to put the CD into the physical optical drive after installation. ...
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Copy program from CD to USB but can't launch program after installation in window-10

I transferred the files from the CD to the USB, then installed the computer, which did not have a DVD/CD drive. However, after the installation, after I click the.exe file, it looks for a CD/DVD drive....
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Can a broken cdrom drive cause I/O errors in programs like dd, ddrescue, etc.?

Can a broken cdrom drive cause I/O errors in programs like dd, ddrescue, etc. even if the disc itself doesn't contain bad sectors? Note that I'm interested in purely technical, factual answers, not ...
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Cannot properly mount music CDs under Xubuntu Linux

I have three systems running Xubuntu: Dell E5440 running 18.04 ThinkPad T420 running 20.04 Dell PowerEdge T110 (headless server) running 20.04 I am trying to mount the optical drive and I cannot do ...
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Does it matter if sound is produced via a sound card or via a small cd player built in the CD-ROM drive in DOSBox?

I tried to load in DOSBox the PLAYCD utility. It worked with audio CD but it was silent. The manual for DOSBox recommends me to install Windows Vista (to enable ioctl access). ut is this reasonable if ...
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Pri Slave Drive - ATAPI Incompatible

I’m attempting to restore an old Windows 98 PC from 2002. The CMOS battery was obviously dead so I replaced it. Everything works, except for the CD ROM drive. Every time I boot the computer, I get the ...
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Copying files from my CD drive drops to 0 bytes/s

I recently bought a text book which came with a CD which contains audio files. I need to copy the audio files to my PC but after a few seconds, the speed of the transfer drops to 0 bytes per seconds ...
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D:Drive Optical Drive Not Working

My Optical Drive is currently on read-only, my question is why can't it write CD files anymore it used to? The device when I click on drives is the following: DVD RW Drive(D:) Computer Model Lenovo ...
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VMWARE Player - Can't shrink disk

I have VMWARE Player (15.5.6 build-16341506), and a Win10/32bit guest OS. Host is Win10/64 bit. It is more than 127 GB in the host filesystem. I deleted the old Windows versions from the guest to ...
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USB NTFS partitions unreadable under Centos 7 Linux Shows as CDROM device and no partitions

This is a strange one. I have access to a server in another country for work. It runs Linux Centos 7. It has ntfs-3g and ntfsutils and ntfsprogs installed. If someone in the office puts in a USB drive ...
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Unique ID for ripping CD-Rs

I'm involved in a project where we are ripping thousands of CD-Rs that contain music. These are (usually) one off recordings and not in any music database etc. but we need a way to uniquely identify ...
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Open a CD that contains file .zl

I have a CD that was created in 2003. This CD used to contains some pictures in folders. Now I need some of those pictures but I am not able to recover them. The reason is that once I insert the CD in ...
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Please help me play Deus Ex again by identifying which CD image format I have

In 2007, I made a backup copy of my original Deus Ex CD that I had owned since 2000 (bundled along with a Sound Blaster Audigy). The backup consists of two files: deusex_v1003c.iso (824148576 bytes) ...
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Registry path for current disc inside cdrom

Where is located information about the current disc inside ROM in the registry? I want to imitate the disc for one program.
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Windows Explorer doesn't detect optical drive

Recently I've had a weird problem with Windows 10. Sometimes the OS wouldn't show the optical drive in Windows Explorer and it can't be accessed by other software. Rebooting makes the OS detect the ...
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Why do CDs/DVDs store a bit as the transition from one pit to another, rather than just the pit?

In a CD or DVD, the data is stored in pits on the surface of the disk. However, rather than each pit corresponding to a bit, the transition from pit to no-pit or vice versa, or lack of, is used to ...
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What Linux kernel modules to load to detect IDE and SATA cdrom drives?

So I am creating my own copy of Linux initramfs (For learning purposes). Everything seems to be working great. I, correctly, installed shared libraries and I can run some binaries from within the ...
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What is the fastest way to copy cds

I have hundreds of legacy cds containing customer account statements. They are currently the backup copies but one year from now they will be the only copy as we are losing the system we use to access ...
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Connect USB external cd/dvd drive to a BOSE sound system

I don't know if it's the right forum, but lets go, I have a BOSE radio cd player model CD-3000 from 1999, I would like to ask if is possible to connect a external USB CD/DVD drive (used for laptops/...
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Copy the content of a CD file with executables to your hard-drive

I have a CD with medical results. The cd has two exe files. One is used to launch and visualize the content. The second is used to visualize some images and maybe is called from the other. The images ...
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Could cd-r unused space on completed (finalized) disc be utilized?

The r writable layer is permanently distorted during the write stage and it can never be re-written, but what about the unused area? I see the data from the outermost edge of the disc toward the ...
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CD-RW neither mounting nor formatting

I have a CD-RW which I want to use as bootable CD. The problem is I cannot access it. Tried firstly to format the disk. Just went on Nautilus, selected the CD and clicked on format. Does not work for ...
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What is the name for the plastic piece on the end of a 5.25" optical drive tray?

I have a PC set up with 3 optical drives (to rip compact discs). One of the drives was salvaged from a pre-built machine that had a cover to hide the optical drive. As a result of this, the plastic ...
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How to create an audio CD which can be played in every CD player?

I'm burning my own audio recordings on CDs and I want to be certain that the discs can be played in every CD player, not only in new models, which may even support plain MP3 files. Can I use a ...
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How to eject and insert CD/DVD drive using command-line in Windows? [duplicate]

As a Linux user I know that I can use command-line in Linux to eject/insert CD/DVD. Namely, the command to eject CD/DVD drive is eject /dev/sr0 (or simply eject) and the command to insert CD/DVD drive ...
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Software (an old PC game) won't boot using a virtual drive, but does boot using a real drive. How come?

I have a couple of old video games—The Hobbit (2003), published by Vivendi, and Zapper: One Wicked Cricket (2002), published by Infogrames—which won't boot when mounted using a virtual drive, but they ...
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Cannot boot Linux from CD-ROM - "Media test failure, check cable" booting error

First time installing Linux. I have attempted to boot both Minimal Installation and LiveCD .iso Linux installation packages from a CD-ROM on a computer currently running Windows 7. This error does not ...
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Change CD File System

I recently used UDF format for my CD so I can play some music on my car but when I insert it in, it shows me that it only supports Joliet/ISO9660 (My CD is also a live file system). So is there any ...
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Kali Linux Installation error

I've some problems installing Kali Linux on my computer. The first error message is the following: An installation stem failed. You can try to run the failing item again from the menu, or skip ...
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burning iso images to DVD ROM

Is creating .iso image before burning to DVD-ROM necessary? I mean, I never noticed this on windows before burning my files to DVD-ROM, I never created an iso image file. But I had shifted to linux, ...
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Cannot rip audio CD where each track appears as a data track

Over the past few weeks I've converted my entire (store-bought) CD collection to .flac files, both for backup purposes as well as easier playback. Several of the CDs featured copy protection, but I ...
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Linux: mounting, or at least accessing both "partitions" of a Hybrid HFS/ISOFS CD-ROM image

Heyo, So I happen to have at least one CD - in this case, an Enhanced CD of Roger Sanchez's "Another Chance" - that I'm trying to make a backup of, but although I can seem to successfully back up ...
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Why you can't just "dd" CD Audio like an ordinary data CD?

My friend tried to export cdrom device over network using nbd server but we noticed that while it works for data CDs, audio CDs don't really behave the way ordinary data disks do. And I'm not talking ...
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How to create CD from BIN file containing all sessions?

I have a few multi session CDs where I have burnt data in multiple sessions on the same media. Using Power ISO software on Windows 7, I have created back up of those CDs in BIN file format, as BIN ...
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Hyperlink on portable cd

I would like to burn a printable document such as microsoft word to a cd that includes other files and make a hyperlink in the document that would refer to a different file on the same cd and work ...
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Epson pp-100II Printer sending an ISO file to the printer using JDF

I am currently trying to burn an ISO file to a CD using an Epson pp-100II Printer/Burner. I an trying to utalize the TDBridge and send a Job Discription File(JDF) and give it a Format type of ...
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How can I read ISO 9660 in Windows 10?

ZTE Valet smart phone on USB looks like CDFS file system (read only, write once). Windows Explorer only shows the USB driver which is installed on first use.
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Is there a way to transfer files from a large amount of damaged CDs? [duplicate]

I'm trying to pull a lot of files off of a lot of old CDs, and I'm getting all kinds of errors and hangs. The CDs are old and covered with scratches, so it's to be expected, but I have still been able ...
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Can I write a dinosaur onto a CD?

(No, not a real dinosaur) In Google Chrome, there is a Dinosaur game that can be found at "chrome://dino/". (It also displays when there is no internet connection). Is it possible to put this game ...
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Can I write (200 MB - 150 min) music to a (700 MB - 80 min) CD?

I have mp3 songs of audio quality 320 kbps. The total size of the songs is around 200 MBs with a total playing time of around 150 minutes. Can I write these songs to an audio CD, whose specs are ...
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