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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-26-2006, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Retrieving data from CDR from old CD-writer

I have two CD writers in my computer. This computer is fairly new as I built it recently. While building it, I decided to put an updated CDR drive in it (52X).

My old HP 9300 series CDR is in this computer as well and I was going to use it for copying CD's. However, there are no drivers available for it to run in this computer and Windows XP. I have a CDR that has hundreds of buildup pictures of my car that I want to recover. The new drive will not read them.

How can I retrieve these pictures?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-27-2006, 12:47 AM
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could be that the cd's are so old that they have just lost their information...

you dont need drivers for cdroms (or at least i've never seen a single drive that required it), i'd keep the cd's (especially if they're not scratched up) and try them on other cdroms too, you never know
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Well, the reason governments and so forth are putting archives on CD is because they save space and store data for a very, very long time. So I doubt the CD is too old.

Here is what I'd do.

First I'd check the disc to make sure it is not damaged. If it is, hit frys for one of their CD/CD Dr things and try to get it right. Also, put another CD/CDR in there to make sure it gets read.

You can also install the old CD drive along with the old one if your case has the space.

Never mind...I just noticed you do have both int here. Got the model number of the old CD rom drive? There are ALWAYS ways to find drivers. That's if it is a driver problem. Likely it is not. What does device manager show?

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The problem is that I can not load the HP software to read the data. When I saved the data on the CDRW i picked the option for it to only be read by that HP drive and not any CD drive. The software is not compatible with XP. The drivers are not available either, but the drive works fine with other disks in it.
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Well, the reason governments and so forth are putting archives on CD is because they save space and store data for a very, very long time. So I doubt the CD is too old.
The cheap cdr's are notoriuos for going bad. I know 3 people (including myself) that have lost data on discs from simply storing them.

Find a spare hard drive and load WIN98 so you use the old CD ROM.
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The problem is that I can not load the HP software to read the data. When I saved the data on the CDRW i picked the option for it to only be read by that HP drive and not any CD drive. The software is not compatible with XP. The drivers are not available either, but the drive works fine with other disks in it.
Just curious, can you even install the software? If you can, you can try window's XP compatibility mode. Right click on the executable, properties...etc

I've NEVER had success with that though. What is the software called?

Otherwise, what line-em-up said might be the easiest option to get it done.

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