How to make a CD-R readable?
Posted on 2001-09-01
I have a newer Dell Optiplex GX400, running W2K, and an older Dell XPS P90, running W98. I use the older machine to run some legacy batch processing software. When the batch processing involves computations that need to be held in memory, I often run the job from DOS. I want to be able to put data on a CD-R and read it on either of these machines.
The Dell Optiplex GX400 has a Samsung CDRW/DVD SM308B. I made a data CD-R (Maxell CD-R 1X to 8X compatible) using Adaptec's EZ CD Creator 4 (126.96.36.1992). This was just a straight data CD-R, not created to be read as a drive letter. I was under the impression that CD Creator created CDs that can be read on any machine.
The problem is that I can not read the CD-R on the older Dell XPS P90 with a 2X CD-ROM, neither from W98 nor from DOS. I can read commercial CDs (e.g., installation CDs) from Windows or DOS, but not a CD-R created with EZ CD Creator. Is there a way to do this?