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    Tech support: CD Writing

    I have done this before so I'm not completely lost but this time Im having big trouble. The vista fairy asked me to format the cd and offered two methods, one of which I am unfamiliar with (windows live something?) Anyway, it didnt work in WMP which is where it started. So, the disc was still blank so I did it the old fashioned way - drag and drop. I got all of the pics on the disc and told it to copy, which it did. The disc now shows as mostly full, yet no files are shown. I assume it has someting to do with the disc not having been finished or closed or whatever correctly. Any ideas on how to get that done so I dont have to spend another hour sorting through the pics I wanted?

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    Re: Tech support: CD Writing

    I have found a few different places where I can tell it to close the disc and none seems to actually do that. If thats even the issue .


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    Re: Tech support: CD Writing

    No ideas? No vista experts who know how I screwed this up? The files are there, there must be a way to get my pc to admit it!


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    Re: Tech support: CD Writing

    To keep talking to myself -
    The disc works and has files on my work pc. I have heard of the opposite effect, usually when you don't close the CD but how in the heck does the pc that wrote it not see the files while another one can??


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    Re: Tech support: CD Writing

    I hate that you have been left hanging, but I also hate to tell you that the first mistake you made was using Vista's built-in CD authoring software. I think it's terrible. That may be why no one has responded.

    I'd switch to any number of free CD authoring software out there. I'll give links if you are interested. I know that doesn't help you solve this current problem, but may help with future problems.


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    Re: Tech support: CD Writing

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    I hate that you have been left hanging, but I also hate to tell you that the first mistake you made was using Vista's built-in CD authoring software. I think it's terrible. That may be why no one has responded.

    I'd switch to any number of free CD authoring software out there. I'll give links if you are interested. I know that doesn't help you solve this current problem, but may help with future problems.
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    Re: Tech support: CD Writing

    I agree that I shouldnt have used the windows formatting. I will go with the standard type next time. Its not good that the first time you try it everything goes wrong!
    I also dont mind trashing a disc or two once in while, but I want to avoid doing the same thing with the next one. Seems like skipping the windows formatting may be the way to go and hopefully the next disc works.


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