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Old 02-14-2013, 01:33 PM   #1
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Burning a CD for legacy cd-rom drive (windoze95)


Hello.

I recently got a cd-rom drive for a 1996 laptop who is running Windows 95, my main computer is a quite new laptop running arch and with a generic dvd rw device.

I happily ran on to burning some *.iso images using cdrecord, and xfburn. Single track in all the cases, and find that I can't read those cd under Windows 95 (yeah, and I was burning cd, not DVD). Those CD where able to be read with no problem under Linux and BSD, so I assume is some kind of problem with the format. Original CD have no problem to work under win95. It only fails when I record anything.

Any ideas? any explanation on why those doesn't work?

Thanks in advance
 
Old 02-14-2013, 05:52 PM   #2
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what cd's are you using ?
-r?
+r?
+-RW ?
 
Old 02-14-2013, 06:02 PM   #3
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They are plain CD-r

I tough it might also be a problem about win95 being unable to read UDF? I have to wait until a new floppy drive arrives to install a driver, as I don't have any other machine with windows to test it
 
Old 02-14-2013, 06:21 PM   #4
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I have to wait until a new floppy drive arrives
that would be a used drive from ebay ?

or did you find a warehouse someplace that had some old ones on a shelf
 
Old 02-14-2013, 06:29 PM   #5
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I bought it on ebay in this case, but online warehouses usually have anything you want if you google a product code. On my previous city I remember a warehouse who had anything I was looking for. Quite funny, as the warehouse was as big as a shoe box.
 
Old 02-14-2013, 08:30 PM   #6
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When you say you can read the disk under Linux and BSD, is that on the Win 95 laptop, or just verifying the disc on a different computer?

If it's a CD ROM drive, it may not be able to read burned CDs. When burning a DVD, it is possible to change the "book type" to DVD ROM for burning and a DVD ROM can then read it, even if it can't read a normally burned DVD+R disc. I'm not sure if that is possible with CDs.
 
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Older cd rom drives were never meant to read "burned" cd's.

Some tips to help would be to use the best quality cd. I prefer the black ones. (yes, they are black) Also one needs to burn them at the very slowest speeds. Lastly don't use cd-rw.
 
Old 02-15-2013, 04:37 AM   #8
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I remember the "playstation" black CD. However I solved it by burning the images at 10X (minimum speed), now It works like a charm! (my next problem will be not to fill the 1GB HDD :P)


Thank you very much for the replies
 
  


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