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Can’t read CD-RW disk on older ATAPI CD-ROM

By thewolfe
Oct 11, 2002
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  1. Can’t read CD-RW disk on older ATAPI CD-ROM

    The CD-RW’s were created on Easy CD Creator on a new machine and can’t be read on an older machine.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    its entirely possible that the drive physically can't read the disks at all, as many older CD-ROM drives can't. I even have CD-ROM drives at work which can't even read CD-R, never mind CD-RW.... They only read disks which were pressed in a factory.
     
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I haven this same problem. Only thing you can do is just read those certiain CD's from your CD-RW drive.
     
  4. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Not to mention some new ATAPI CD-ROM can read CD-RW disk or read them properly.

    Never have experience on CD-RW disk but i hav on audio CDs. In my case, my newer 52x drive always has problems reading all the cds i burned, but when i played the audio-cd in my older 40x drive, everything goes smoothly. No jerks or screching background voice.
     
  5. thewolfe

    thewolfe TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 238

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