December 18th, 2003, 12:42 AM
Reformat overwritten CD
Left an installation disk in my CDRW drive and one of the munchkins got to playing on the computer and it looks like they tried to burn a song on the disk. Now I want to install the software on my new laptop and cannot read from the drive. Explorer now identifies it as an audio CD and the only file that shows up is a Track01.cda file that Real Player tries to open. CD properties shows the disk as being full, but this 1kb file is the only file that is listed. Is it possible that the disk can be fixed, or am I better off confessing my sins to the software vendor and begging them for a replacement copy?
December 18th, 2003, 01:56 PM
December 19th, 2003, 01:17 PM
No, the CD was original software disk in CDROM format.
December 19th, 2003, 05:52 PM
if it is not a rw disk then they either scratched it, finger printed it, or the drive has other problems, check the disk for even specs of lint. if it's clean, try other disk in the drive. if it just wont auto play try going to my computer , right click the drive and select explore. see if the cd contents are still there. it should not be possible to write over, format, or erase a cdr,....but stranger things have happened.