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myroxio2
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My Computer crashed ....

Had HP Pavillion 4473

HP CD Writer 9100i

 

Have over 70 CD's that were not closed (used them for a number of things)

 

Have new Computer with HP 9100i installed, but I have no idea which Version CD Creator I had.

I do know it was Adaptec Easy Creator & had a window open when a Open CD was inserted & said it was ready to add files, then when you went to eject it it asked if you wanted to keep it open or close it.

Loaded Version Easy CD 4, but it looks nothing like what I used & will not recognize the CD's that are open.

I really need to close these CD's.....

Any HELP is greatly appreciated

 

THANK YOU

Gene

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If you have a new computer, then it's extremely likely that you'll have XP running on it, if not Vista.

 

You will need at least version 5.1 to run properly in XP, and version 9 for Vista.

You would be very lucky to get any of the Adaptec versions [up to and including version 4] even installing in XP, let alone actually running. Here's what 4 looks like when installing . .

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Your description of what you did sounds as if you were using Adaptec Direct CD version 3, which was contained in Easy CD Creator 4, or perhaps something even earlier.

Unless you can run an old version of Windows in an old machine with that old Adaptec software, I don't think you will get those old discs operational again. [This is one of the reasons we caution against using Direct CD or any of the other packet-writing software for anything else but temporary media while transferring files from one machine to another machine which runs the same software.]

 

You may be able to recover some or all of the files off those discs with recovery programs such as IsoBuster [www.Isobuster.com] or CDRoller [www.cdroller.com]. It rather depends on the media used. With CD-R discs you will have a much better chance than with CD-RW discs, since they'll be getting rather old by now and CDRWs being not the most stable of media, they lose data quite quickly over time.

 

Regards,

Brendon

 

 

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Thank You for the quick response...

Sorry I did not mention it is Windows ME (new computer of mine)

The picture you posted does not look familar, but that may be because I upgraded a few years ago from the original version that came with my old computer. I just rember a small pop up that appeared whenever there was a Open Disc inserted.

Will look for version 3 or if you have a site I might download......

THANK YOU again

Gene

 

 

 

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Hello Gene,

 

No need to quote all my message in yours, so I hooked the quote off. :)

 

 

This is the popup that appears on my system if I insert a formatted disc. Is it familiar?

post-208-1219477431.jpg

 

 

There's nowhere you're going to be able to legally download the old Direct CD now. The version which came with ECDC 4 was 2.5, but it could be updated to 3.0x with updaters which were available from the Adaptec site way back in those days. I think the only way you might get it now is to find a copy of Easy CD Creator 4 somewhere, but they frown on robbing museums so I don't know where you would find one. :(

 

Regards,

Brendon

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Not sure of turning "qoute off".....

 

The pop up you displayed does not look like the one I had, but I understand about not being able to find a legal download.....

Been looking for a few hours.

Was told about another software that "might" be able to close these discs. I just need to get the data I have saved on all these open discs.

THANK YOU very much for the time spent.....

If you know of a different solution (hopefully not using discs as coasters...lol), it would be very much appreciated.

THANK YOU again

GL

 

Hello Gene,

 

No need to quote all my message in yours, so I hooked the quote off. :)

 

 

This is the popup that appears on my system if I insert a formatted disc. Is it familiar?

post-208-1219477431.jpg

 

 

There's nowhere you're going to be able to legally download the old Direct CD now. The version which came with ECDC 4 was 2.5, but it could be updated to 3.0x with updaters which were available from the Adaptec site way back in those days. I think the only way you might get it now is to find a copy of Easy CD Creator 4 somewhere, but they frown on robbing museums so I don't know where you would find one. :(

 

Regards,

Brendon

 

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Not sure of turning "qoute off".....

 

The pop up you displayed does not look like the one I had, but I understand about not being able to find a legal download.....

Been looking for a few hours.

Was told about another software that "might" be able to close these discs. I just need to get the data I have saved on all these open discs.

THANK YOU very much for the time spent.....

If you know of a different solution (hopefully not using discs as coasters...lol), it would be very much appreciated.

THANK YOU again

GL

 

Read the last paragraph in post #2 by Brendon.

 

 

 

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