problem caused by upgrading to windowsXP from windows98 2nd editio



peterb
07-09-2005, 11:12 PM
Windows98 allowed me to choose something called "Direct CD 2" ( possibly from
a program named "Easy CD Creator3" ) for writing on my blank CDs. Hundreds
of my CDs, each of which contains about 330 photos (about 650MB), are
formatted in this manner. Prior to exiting CD Drive (E), I had the choice of
leaving the CD in the Direct CD format (which I did), or of re-formatting the
disc so it would be readable in any CD-ROM drive (which I didn't do). Here's
the problem: I upgraded yesterday to WindowsXP, sadly to find that this
upgrade doesn"t support Direct CD 2. Any CD formatted with the Direct CD
option now is treated by WindowsXP as a blank, unreadable disk when inserted
in CD Drive(E). The Microsoft phone consultant advised me to buy an upgrade
to Direct CD 2 that is compatible with windows XP. Unfortunately, so far
this has been a wild goose chase. Roxio, for example, has no reference to
Direct CD 2 on its website. The folks at the local CompUSA were unable to
offer any feasible solution. I would very much appreciate any help from this
website. Hope my post helps others to avoid this mess. Thanks, Peter

MAP
07-09-2005, 11:12 PM
peterb wrote:
> Windows98 allowed me to choose something called "Direct CD 2" (
> possibly from a program named "Easy CD Creator3" ) for writing on my
> blank CDs. Hundreds of my CDs, each of which contains about 330
> photos (about 650MB), are formatted in this manner. Prior to exiting
> CD Drive (E), I had the choice of leaving the CD in the Direct CD
> format (which I did), or of re-formatting the disc so it would be
> readable in any CD-ROM drive (which I didn't do). Here's the
> problem: I upgraded yesterday to WindowsXP, sadly to find that this
> upgrade doesn"t support Direct CD 2. Any CD formatted with the
> Direct CD option now is treated by WindowsXP as a blank, unreadable
> disk when inserted in CD Drive(E). The Microsoft phone consultant
> advised me to buy an upgrade to Direct CD 2 that is compatible with
> windows XP. Unfortunately, so far this has been a wild goose chase.
> Roxio, for example, has no reference to Direct CD 2 on its website.
> The folks at the local CompUSA were unable to offer any feasible
> solution. I would very much appreciate any help from this website.
> Hope my post helps others to avoid this mess. Thanks, Peter

EZ cd creator 3 is an old program I doubt that you will find something to
help you out.
The only thing I can think of is if you have a friend still using 98 install
that program on their machine and copy your CD's finalizing the disk.

--
Mike Pawlak

Terry
07-09-2005, 11:12 PM
http://www.download.com/3120-20_4-0.html?qt=isobuster&tg=dl-2001&search.x=14&search.y=5
I have used a previous version of this product Isobuster and it works very
well.
Trusting this will resolve your dilemma


"peterb" <peterb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E779D969-2F27-4A26-8F15-16657473B0B3@microsoft.com...
> Windows98 allowed me to choose something called "Direct CD 2" ( possibly
> from
> a program named "Easy CD Creator3" ) for writing on my blank CDs.
> Hundreds
> of my CDs, each of which contains about 330 photos (about 650MB), are
> formatted in this manner. Prior to exiting CD Drive (E), I had the choice
> of
> leaving the CD in the Direct CD format (which I did), or of re-formatting
> the
> disc so it would be readable in any CD-ROM drive (which I didn't do).
> Here's
> the problem: I upgraded yesterday to WindowsXP, sadly to find that this
> upgrade doesn"t support Direct CD 2. Any CD formatted with the Direct CD
> option now is treated by WindowsXP as a blank, unreadable disk when
> inserted
> in CD Drive(E). The Microsoft phone consultant advised me to buy an
> upgrade
> to Direct CD 2 that is compatible with windows XP. Unfortunately, so far
> this has been a wild goose chase. Roxio, for example, has no reference to
> Direct CD 2 on its website. The folks at the local CompUSA were unable to
> offer any feasible solution. I would very much appreciate any help from
> this
> website. Hope my post helps others to avoid this mess. Thanks, Peter


problem caused by upgrading to windowsXP from windows98 2nd editio