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I have written a program in VB and i want to store distribute it on a cd. I
bought the HP Surestore CDRw drive.

My problem is that when i write to a CD-R and i close the CD-R to ISO9660
format it does not work in other CD-Rom drives. I can understand that the
CD-RW must be read in the CD-RW drive, but the Hp documentation claims that
if you close the cd-r then it can be read on any drive..

I am in need of any help out there.please

Khalid Rahaman
krahaman@earthlink.net

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You can read a "closed" ISO9660 CD-R in a regular CDROM drive but....some older drives don't work with CD-R or CD-RW media.  In general, if the drive is not at least 4X or 6X then chances are it will have trouble with CD-R media.
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BTW, some brands of media are more forgiving that others.  Look at the "active" side of the disk and you will see a "greenish" cast to it.  The darker the tint the worse the disk will perform in a marginal CDROM drive.  I've found that Kodak InfoGuard CD-R work almost all the time.  They cost more than the 10/$10 with a $10 rebate disks but if you need to have it work in other peoples CDROMs then the extra cost is worth it.
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the cdrom drive i am trying to read it in is a 24x cdrom and other cd-r disks work fine in it.

can you give me more details about that color of the disk thingy...i never knew that the color meant anything...you are recommending the Kodak Infoguard cd..

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