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Questions tagged [compact-disc]

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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Removing cd volume from ubntu

I just got a cd reader/write for some blank cds i found. everytime I insert a cd it creates a new cd tag in my files manager as if i inserted a new cd. it will happen even if I insert the same cd. I ...
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IDE cdrom drive for thin client

I'm doing a project in which my own hardware connects to a computer via RS232. For compactness and power savings, I just bought a new Dell wyse V10L thin client PC. It may likely have windows on it ...
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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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How to change cdrom recognition?

I am complete newbie in linux world and in work I'm ask to figure it out: Is it possible to change how linux recognise sata cdrom? In particular: Is it possible to recognise sata cdrom as usb cdrom? ...
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UltraISO created .iso can not be load by Virtual CD-ROM

I use the ghost software created the ghost-win2012.GHO file, it corrupt 4,484,960KB. and then I use the UltraISO created a GHOST-WIN2012.iso: the result: but, however, when I use the virtual CD-...
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CD-ROM Mode 1 vs DVD: which one has superior error correction?

CD-ROM Mode 1 98 (24B) Frames = 1 Block = 2352 bytes. Every Frame is protected by 8 Parity bytes. These 8 bytes, the 1st level of error correction, are CIRC generated. CD-ROM Mode 1 also adds a 2nd ...
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Forensics on a single CD-Rom Disc

Is there a way to find out information as to what device created the data on a CD-Rom in addition to when the disk was formatted and burned? I have a friend facing criminal charges based solely on a ...
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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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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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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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Why every application is freezing after short period of time while accessing optical drive on Windows 10?

On my Windows 10 machine, every application that tries to access my optical drive (Blu-ray writer) gets frozen shortly after a disk was inserted. Reproducing steps: Insert disk (no matter the type, ...
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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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File copying from CD to hard disk

My file stops copying from my CD to hard drive at 15%, how do I fix it so it fully copies to my disk? I tried copying it several times and still is stuck at only 15%. What would I do to fix this ...
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Exact Audio Copy: some tracks of a brand new CD cannot be verified as accurate (using different setups)

I have just bought a brand new CD and I wanted to make a rip of it, since I usually listen to my favourite albums through a lossless portable DAC. The CD is therefore perfectly shiny and flawless, ...
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List devices eligible to use with pmount

With pmount one can mount cds, dvds usb partitions (and what not) as a user. I wrote a program (in C) that wants to copy music (and stuff) from a removable device. I want to list these devices and ...
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Mounted ISO or Physical Disc: Installation Differences

I am currently working on a project that involves installing a very old game from the 90s on a modern system, namely 64-bit Windows 10. It involves either mounting the ISO or burning it to a disk, and ...
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DVD RW Drive (E:) is stuck, not opening

System: Win 7, 32 bit Lenovo K-series PC The system was not in use for some time(4-5 months) Problem: DVD RW Drive (E:) is stuck, not opening Info: CD/DVD driver is ok Messages: While ejecting: ...
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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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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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Creating a hybrid CD with Audio tracks + PC Windows application + Mac OS X application

I'm looking to create a hybrid CD with standard "red book" CD-Audio tracks (to be played in regular CD players) but also containing an application with two versions, for Windows and Mac OS X. I'm not ...
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How many times - on a specified date - a DVD recorder was used?

I'm looking for a way to get to know how many times - on a specified date - a DVD recorder was used (DVD(s) burning). I'm running Windows Vista. The program used to burn DVD(s) doesn't create any ...
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Why won't audiobook fit onto single CD

My audiobook is 600 MB total, comprised of two M4B files. I copied it into iTunes and started the process to burn to CD, but iTunes demands multiple CDs. If a CD can hold 700 MB, why doesn't my ...
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“Close Tray” appears in explorer when cdrom drive is already closed

OS: Windows 7 CDROM drive model: WH12LS38 (actually a bluray burner) Issue: When right clicking on my cdrom drive letter in explorer, I expect to see "Open Tray" because the tray is already closed, ...
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After configuring UEFI to boot from CD I can no longer boot back in Windows 8.1

I have tried changing the settings back but I still cannot access Windows 8.1 It automatically opens a repair window (with a large unhappy face) which disappears after half a second. The system then ...
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Windows can't read the disk

I want to write some data on a Disk. but when I insert the disk in my DVD-RW and do a double click on it, the below windows appear. why? I tried with different CDs and DVDs, But nothing change! I ...
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File access denied *after* burning to disc

After using the built-in CD burner on WIN2k8 R2 to burn files downloaded by a regular user, all of the burned files seem to have changed the ownership to Administrator, since the regular user gets the ...
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Optical data discs recognized writeable/empty all the time

strange problem: Putting a CDROM into my DVD burner only shows (Windows explorer shows) an empty/burnable media. Both for home made CD, but also orignal (software) data CD. Video DVDs show their ...
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Data CD recognized as blank

I understand this question has been asked multiple times. But in most of those cases, it would apply to all CDs or all DVDs which is not the case in my scenario. My DVD Drive is TSSTCorp TS-L633C ...
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How does Windows XP determine what application to start when a CD ROM is loaded?

How does Windows XP determine what application to start when a CD ROM movie is loaded? In other words, if you put a CD-ROM movie in the computers CD ROM player then close the door, an application ...
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CD-ROM drive periodically clicking even though empty

I have a DELL Latitude E6540 with a CD-ROM drive and Windows 7. Every 30 minutes or so the CD-ROM makings a clicking or rubbing noise even though it is empty. What is going on? It's kind of annoying.
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 driverbyte=...
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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 prompt....
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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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Looking for cd always on and mechanical sound- how can I stop this?

I am having this strange thing with my cd-rom. Everytime I turn the pc on, or connect an external HD, or even launch winamp, it makes that annoying mechanical sound that kinda means it is looking for ...
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DVD/Blu ray burning too fast

Suppose I burn a dvd or blu-ray too fast(faster than the media says it is capable of) but the data verification is a success, Will the dvd be identical to a slower burned one that was also successful(...
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What is up with my CD-Rom drive on Windows XP?

I think this is a specific problem that is very strange. This is my first time on the forum, so I hope I am writing things correctly. I have a computer I built myself and here are the specs: ASUS ...
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Nero ask to save an image file

Whenever i burn a CD with Nero Burning ROM / Nero express, as soon as i click "Burn" the save dialog box opens that prompt me to save the project as an image file. Plus if i burn the CD, the CD is ...
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Install XP (non bootable CD) from within Windows 7

I'm in need of some help. I'm currently running on Windows 7 ultimate x64. I need to intstall a fresh copy of XP on my machine (dual boot) but I have a non bootable CD of XP. Is there any way to ...
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Running a program on boot from cd

Can anyone tell me how to create a cd which when booted from will automatically run a script I choose? I am trying to read the contents of the RAM before the system entirely boots so it must be ...