My data backup disks aren't reading.

Acer / Aspire m3800
March 18, 2010 at 17:04:01
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 2.336 GHz / 4061 MB
Hi There:

I've just installed the Windows 7 upgrade on Sunday. Today is the first day that I tried to access any of the data from my backup disks.

It won't open any of them. It says their format is cdfs? and just hangs.

All data backups have been burned in Nero 7 Ultra Edition. And there are a gazillion gigs of them.

How do I make Windows see my data? The disks were all burned on this exact system. I've upgraded nothing except the operating system.

Thank you.


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#1
March 18, 2010 at 18:57:01
Any chance you have the nero disk to load back on to the new system?

I guess nero could have burned it as multisession and w7 still doesn't like them. Boot to a linux live cd such as mint 8 and it should be readable.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#2
March 18, 2010 at 19:00:14
To check the status of the CDFS file reader you have to follow the steps mentioned below:

Click on the start menu
Select All programs and follow the path below
Accessories/System tools/System information/Software Environment/System drivers/CDFS

You will get the status of the CDFS file reader

To enable CDFS:
1. Open My Computer.
2. Right-click the DVD-ROM drive and select Properties.
3. Select the Recording tab.
4. Check the "Enable CD recording on this drive" box.
5. Press OK.


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#3
March 18, 2010 at 19:14:23
Nero 9 is the only one that runs on Windows 7, according to the website.

If I'd known I would have to upgrade the software, I would have held off on installing my Windows 7 upgrade. I can't afford to buy Nero 9 at the moment, but don't really want to have to live without my data backups either.

I uninstalled Nero and installed a freeware burning tool called CDBurnerXP

http://cdburnerxp.se/en/home

which, despite its name, is supposed to run under Win 7.

I haven't tried burning anything so can't comment on the software. However my computer is now reading the disks. Thank you jefro for suggesting that Nero was the problem!

XPUser4Real, I've never heard of CDFS format before today. Has Nero been burning them in that since day one (I've been using Nero for 12 years or so)? I don't think I've ever had to check on the reader before.

Thank you both for your help. My problem is resolved.


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#4
March 18, 2010 at 19:28:04
Are they normal uncompressed files? Or are they from a back up software? What OS before? Upgrade or clean install?
Did you update all of your drivers? DVD drive's driver? Update Nero (or uninstall and reinstall), and see if it helps.
Post back spec's and what else you tried.

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#5
March 18, 2010 at 19:52:02
They were straight data dvd's. Not video DVDs, just normal backups of my photos, documents, etc. I'd made them in Nero 7.

I don't use multisession disks. They were plain old ordinary data backups, using the "add files and folders" feature vs automated backup.

I upgraded from Vista Home Premium? to Win 7 Home Premium. I didn't upgrade any drivers or install any further software. Today was the first day I chanced to use the dvd drive.

During upgrade it warned me that my IDE controller might stop working under Win 7.

I'm undecided as to whether this is a step up from Vista. I still miss XP.

Thank you for your help, Fingers.


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#6
March 18, 2010 at 21:06:16
I actually started typing while there was no answers to your post but was interrupted for a little while. When I answered and looked back, I realized everything was pretty much discussed already. At least I was on the right track (updating Nero was just an instinct). The more you use Windows 7, the more you will like it (I believe). Many do not realize that everything cannot be backwards compatible all the way back to '95, or windows will never achieve the promise of speed and reliability we all need. Microsoft realizes this now so we will all just have to 'bite-the-bullet' and retire some of those truely old comfortable (swisscheese) programs.

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#7
March 18, 2010 at 22:35:59
windows 7 is a leap forward compared to the sluggish Vista

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