CD-RW Drive

From: Phil Clayton <>
Date: Sun Jan 31 22:18:07 1999

Phil Clayton wrote:

> My goal is to archive my old DOS & CP/M (In DOS readable format) for future
> use..
> I have wasted numerous CD-R's trying to write files to it..
> I can get the cd drive to burn the CD & read from it, however it will not read
> on another standard CD drive.

Thanks everyone for the feedback, here is some more information:
I have 2 cdroms installed in my WIndows 98 computer.
An Acer CRW 6206A 2X write, 6X read (The one in question)
and a Goldstar 8X standard CDROM, Both IDE..
I have tried several times to use the existing software, the problem seems in
the final phase of the burn, in which the software finalizes the CD-R disk
to be readable in any standard drive. Twice now it stopped short of finishing
and give the error message, "Error, this disk will not be readable in a standard
CD drive"
It burns the CD-R just fine but seems not to be able to convert it to a
usable format for standard CDdrives.
The software even asks the question "Do you want this disk to be able to be read
in standard CDROM drives" ? It does the final phase and then errors out.. Still
works in the CDRW drive but not in a normal drive..
Also it does direct CDROM duplication and the same error happens, it duplicate the
CDROM disk but in the final phase it stops short of finishing it..
Received on Sun Jan 31 1999 - 22:18:07 GMT

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