Computer Help Needed

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Steve B., Apr 10, 2006.

  1. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    Saved a Power Point Presentation onto a disc over the weekend in another computer. Now my computer will not read said file.

    Any suggestions?
     


  2. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    What's a disc?
     


  3. Steve B.

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    Check if it reads in any other computer. If not, and if it's a cheap cdr, it may be lost.
     


  5. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    It's a Fuji...

    It read in the original computer. Maybe I'll take it down to Kinko's and give it a shot.

    Plus I can make another identity and have conversations with myself.

    [​IMG]
     


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    Did you close the session? If the CD remains open and you did not close the session, the CD will play on the original computer, but will not be read by another computer until the write session is closed and the TOC is encoded onto the CD.

    Jon.
     


  7. Garfieldthecat

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    I agree with imageWIS. You may not have closed the disc, so that a true CD-R/RW drive can read it, but a regular CD-ROm drive would not be able to.
     


  8. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    I dunno. I thought I closed the session. Saved and exited out of the program...
     


  9. Huntsman

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    Not the session of you using the program/computer -- the 'session' that is a write operation on a CDR. There are issues sometimes with CDRs not being able to be read by other drives if the session is not 'closed' meaning, roughly, that you're done with the disk and don't wish to do anything more with it.

    You said the computer will not read the said file -- what does that mean? Is the file visible in the directory tree, and when you click it nothing happens, or does the disk not appear in the tree when you insert it?
     


  10. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    My computer does not recognize that there is a file on the CD-R.

    The original computer I wrote it on recognized it, and I was able to pull up the file.
     


  11. Huntsman

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    That's what it is then.

    You'll need to go back to the original computer, right click the disk in the tree, and there should be an option to close the disk or make it readable in other computers. If not, try typing directcd into the 'run' command box in the start menu. A window should open, and somewhere in there is an 'options' button with an option for closing the disks on ejection. It's not a one-size-fits all solution because disk writing is done by so many programs now...

    If the orig computer is inconvenient to get to, the Kinkos has a good shot of working, especially if you can't normally write to CDs with the drive on your system.
     


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    By 'Kinkos has a good shot of working' I mean that you'd have to go there and follow the same procedure -- the disk needs to be closed for you to read it.
     


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    My computer does not recognize that there is a file on the CD-R.

    The original computer I wrote it on recognized it, and I was able to pull up the file.

    Is it too big to email to yourself?
     


  14. Steve B.

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    Tried to. This particular computer way f***d up. Tried to e-mail, but file either ended up in a web folder that wouldn't open, or in a Power Point file where it appeared I had to e-mail slide by slide. I think I should shoot it and put it out of its misery.

    Can anyone loan me a trad pistol?
     


  15. j

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    Tried to. This particular computer way f***d up. Tried to e-mail, but file either ended up in a web folder that wouldn't open, or in a Power Point file where it appeared I had to e-mail slide by slide. I think I should shoot it and put it out of its misery.

    Can anyone loan me a trad pistol?

    Is a Ruger trad enough?

    If you can get on the forum from the other computer, you can attach it to a post in the Squirrel forum and then download it from there from the other (other) computer.
     


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