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Old 11-16-2009, 09:32 PM   #1
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Vista vs. XP--burning a CD

I burned pictures of a birthday party from my camera's card, and her card to a CD at her house. Her laptop uses Vista. After burning, I removed the CD, replaced it to check to see if it recorded the pictures, and it did. After I got home I tried to view the CD on my laptop using XP. When I opened the CD I got the folder as I had labeled it, but no pictures, and no messages. When I checked "Properties" it shows there is something recorded on the CD. I called my sister to have her check the CD I made for her when I made mine, hers works, and has the same amount of recorded memory. Could there be something different between Vista and XP which would not allow me to view this file and/or photos? Thanks, David


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Old 11-16-2009, 09:38 PM   #2
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Was it just the Vista software used, not Nero or something else?

Could be the same as this maybe ?

When you burn CDs through Vista, make sure you're not using the live file system; switch to mastered. Otherwise, the disc session won't be closed and your car's CD player won't recognize it.
Windows info:


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Old 11-26-2009, 02:06 AM   #3
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Yep. Sounds to me like you removed the burned CD before it was configured to work on other machines. It will probably work on your sister's machine but maybe not on yours. I don't use the drag and drop CD utilities in either Vista or XP anymore. They suck especially because they don't tell you to wait.

Try something like Nero or one of the many open source products for burning CDs. You will like them much better. I think Nero still has a freeware version for basics? The open source stuff is all free.

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I suspect that the CD wasn't closed or finished!
I do know that 'open' CD's can be viewed on the machine used to do the burning!
But, must be closed before it can be 'read' on other machines.
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