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Data CD read problem

Discussion in 'All other topics' started by vegas161, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. vegas161

    vegas161 Member

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    Ok, odd problem. I have 2 cd's purchased some time ago (possibly 10 yrs?) from a 3rd party. They are data discs containing files of a vehicle manufacturer's parts catalog; diagrams, exploded views, part numbers, etc. Don't remember if it's a copy of a factory disc (not sure that they even used them at the time) or the person scanned the physical catalog and put the files on disc as it's been a while since they were used. All I know is they worked, were put back in their sleeves and stored.

    Needing to refer to them so I pulled them out, put them in and nothing. No read errors or anything just nothing. Drive spins up for a while then stops. Doesn't show anything in win explorer. Either disc, tried on 3 different computers 2 with winxp and 1 with vista and same thing, nothing. They aren't scratched or damaged in any way, and I know they worked before. It's just been so long since I don't remember if there was a specific program to run them or not? Don't remember who they were purchased from so can't ask them.

    Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated!
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    cd or dvd disks? is there paper label that covers almost the entire top of the disk? who manufactured the disk?
     
  3. vegas161

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    Almost positive they're cd. They were both labeled and I thought that might be the issue so I completely removed one of the labels. And same thing. There's no brand on it. It's just a gold colored disc. On the inner ring of one is a number: CH03W22180 on one and LB13H0101 on the other.
     

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