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Dan
28.06.2004, 22:52
Operating System: FreeBSD 4.8
Burning Software: NERO, CDRWIN
Anti-virus Software: AVG
DAEMON Tools Version: 3.46

Hello,

I really hope you can help me please.
I am in a very awkward position. Today, my sister asked me to replace her WinXP OS, and I did so. Before formatting and reinstalling her OS, I burned her documents onto a CDR with the XP burning utility. Stupidly, I did not check the CD was created okay, and proceeded to format.

When I inserted the CD, it was showing as blank, and the same occurred on all other PC's I tried.

I then went onto my FreeBSD machine and did:

burncd -f /dev/acd1c msinfo

which returned : 0,14266 which shows something is on the CD.

I don't know if the CD wasn't closed properly, and this is why the problems are occuring.

I then downloaded CDRWIN on my laptop, and extracted it. It created two files.

dan.bin (size: 6.43MB (which was about right))
dan.cue (size: 16K)

I went into Nero 6 and did "BURN IMAGE", and selected the .cue
Again, when I load that CD, nothing shows, it just shows as blank.

Can you suggest any way of getting these documents back? They are really important to my sister, and I have most definitely learnt my lesson to check before proceeding.

When I view the .bin file there are thousands of lines of code of and some "English", so it definitely wrote something to the CD! I am getting more hopeful!!! :)

Can I use DAEMON tools for anything?

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!!

Thank you in advance.

JariK-Tietomedia
30.06.2004, 12:57
Operating System: many
Burning Software: many
Anti-virus Software: F-prot
DAEMON Tools Version: none

I sent you a PM, please reply with more info.
Your CD should be possible to recover.