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Won't Re-write Word Text On Roxio 6


Purane Papee

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I just replaced my Dell Dimension desktop with Dell Inspiron 530.

 

The old desktop had Windows 2000 and Roxio Easy CD and DVD Creator 6.

The new desktop has Vista premium and Roxio 9.0 Creator Delux.

 

I have no problem writing or re-writing Word text on the DVDs with the new Roxio 9 [am a journalist so I mostly write text].

 

However, all my old material is on CD-RWs created on the old desktop with Windows 2000 and Roxio6 which

the new Roxio 9 can read but will not let me re-write on the old CDs - the error message being 'make sure the disk is not full, write-protected or damaged."

 

I can copy from my old CDs and and paste it to the new DVDs but it is a hassle.

 

Tried to load the Roxio 6 on the new desktop but the Vista doesn't accept it.

 

Can someone help me please [ I'm not computer-savy so please go easy on me please. THNX in anticipation.]

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My issue is RESOLVED

THNX to you all.

 

Making sure the 'Read Only" box is unchecked takes care of returning to the DVD multiple times and

since Roxio9 can read my old CDs created with R6, I'm copying and saving them [on need basis]to the DVDs with Roxio9.

 

Feel so relieved and can get on with my writing on the new desktop.

- now only if the Democratic nominee issue could be resolved soon too!

 

[A little about me if I may: originally from India, came here in 63, Catholic [Civil. Eng.] and Georgetown [Economics] Us, American citizen since 74, retired after 37 years government service , now a journalist. I scan the international press daily and the international interest, especially in UK and India, in the upcoming American election may surprise many Americans. Let the process roll on and may the best candidate win. In spite of it all America is still the BEST - period.]

 

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Sounds to me like maybe you wrote the previous discs with Drag to Disc.

If I remember going backwards and writing is not a compatible thing.You can read previous versions discs but you can't write to them.I may be wrong though.

There is a post somewhere here by Jim Hardin that is an excellent explanation about it and it's workings.

 

The other thing could be that the originals were finalized and then you wouldn't be able to write to them either,CDRW or not.The only way you could write to a closed disc is to erase it and start over.

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V9 D2D is incompatible with all other versions…

 

Vista has a built in packet writer, which I also assume is incompatible with other versions...

 

As you have found, both will be able to read, but neither will be able to write the old discs.

 

Actually, packet writing is fraught with danger and it takes very little to lose everything you have on a disc!!!

 

You would be much better off using disc authoring with sessions. It is not a big floppy, but you can add data and it will be rock solid stable!

 

Also keep in mind that RW media is life limited and will fail. R media is 'forever'.

 

Creator Classic will allow you to write Sessions simply by not selecting the Read Only option.

 

I don't have Vista so I don't really know where it lives, but I would put money that it is in the Help files.

 

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Just as a spot of lateral thinking - if you can read the old discs, why not copy the files off those to the hard drive, wipe the discs and then move them back?

 

That way they will be written under the updated system

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THANK you all for very HELPFUL responses - appreciate it indeed.. I have just a few follow-up questions for Mr Hardin please:

 

What is a 'Creator Classic'?. I googled it and Roxio 10 comes up - Is that it? If yes, I will get it.

 

What is 'Sessions'? Is it one of the options in the Creator Classic?

 

Your advice about the RW and R is very valuable to me because I tend to save/use my data for a long time.

 

Also following up another gentleman's advice, from now on I'll start shifting/storing my data from the old CDs to

DVD-R under the updated system.

 

THNX again all of you and God Bless.

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V9 D2D is incompatible with all other versions…

 

Vista has a built in packet writer, which I also assume is incompatible with other versions...

 

As you have found, both will be able to read, but neither will be able to write the old discs.

 

Actually, packet writing is fraught with danger and it takes very little to lose everything you have on a disc!!!

 

You would be much better off using disc authoring with sessions. It is not a big floppy, but you can add data and it will be rock solid stable!

 

Also keep in mind that RW media is life limited and will fail. R media is 'forever'.

 

Creator Classic will allow you to write Sessions simply by not selecting the Read Only option.

 

I don't have Vista so I don't really know where it lives, but I would put money that it is in the Help files.

 

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Creator Classic is Roxio's application for writing Data discs.You should be able to find it by going to Start,Roxio EMC 9,Data,Creator Classic.

Choose Data disc,add your files and then hit burn.

When the burn screen comes up you will see a box that says Read Only Disc.To make a Sessions disc make sure that box is unchecked.Then when you want to add more to the disc you import the previous session and then add more data.

As long as you uncheck the Read Only box the disc will remain open and you can add data in as many sessions as will fit.

Take a look in the help files and it will give you some instructions on making an appendable disc.

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