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June 4, 2005 7:07:01 PM

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I have just upgraded my computer. I have a number of backup files on several
CDs from the old machine which ran Win98. They were prepared using InCD from
the Nero 5 CD. When I now insert these CDs into the Aopen DVD or the LG
GSA-4163B Multi DVD drives on the new machine running XP with SP2 it shows
that the disc has 514 MB capacity and 514 MB is free when the disc in most
cases is nearly full (confirmed by checking on another machine running Win98
so the files are still there). The CDs were all closed properly.
So how do I solve the problem. I tried downloading another UDF reader from
Nero with no success. Similarly I have removed Nero express 5 which came with
the new machine etc. I have visited numerous tech sites but no specific
answer was evident.
These backups are important as they represent all lot of family history data.
Can anyone help please?
--
Keith Perkins

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Anonymous
June 5, 2005 1:07:54 AM

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A couple of suggestions:

1. Download a trial copy of the latest Nero (6.6?), which is compatible
with XP, and hope that its InCd can read the older CDs. If you like the new
version of Nero, buy it.

2. Download a program called ISOBUSTER from http://www.isobuster.com/.
Most of its functions are free. Isobuster can read CDs and DVDs in a number
of different ways, and is a handy tool to recover info from optical media.


"Keith" <Keith@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:036A0FA8-943A-456D-BA9B-25A48546A17E@microsoft.com...
>I have just upgraded my computer. I have a number of backup files on
>several
> CDs from the old machine which ran Win98. They were prepared using InCD
> from
> the Nero 5 CD. When I now insert these CDs into the Aopen DVD or the LG
> GSA-4163B Multi DVD drives on the new machine running XP with SP2 it shows
> that the disc has 514 MB capacity and 514 MB is free when the disc in most
> cases is nearly full (confirmed by checking on another machine running
> Win98
> so the files are still there). The CDs were all closed properly.
> So how do I solve the problem. I tried downloading another UDF reader
> from
> Nero with no success. Similarly I have removed Nero express 5 which came
> with
> the new machine etc. I have visited numerous tech sites but no specific
> answer was evident.
> These backups are important as they represent all lot of family history
> data.
> Can anyone help please?
> --
> Keith Perkins
Anonymous
June 5, 2005 1:20:56 AM

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"Keith" <Keith@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:036A0FA8-943A-456D-BA9B-25A48546A17E@microsoft.com...
>I have just upgraded my computer. I have a number of backup files on
>several
> CDs from the old machine which ran Win98. They were prepared using InCD
> from
> the Nero 5 CD. When I now insert these CDs into the Aopen DVD or the LG
> GSA-4163B Multi DVD drives on the new machine running XP with SP2 it shows
> that the disc has 514 MB capacity and 514 MB is free when the disc in most
> cases is nearly full (confirmed by checking on another machine running
> Win98
> so the files are still there). The CDs were all closed properly.
> So how do I solve the problem. I tried downloading another UDF reader
> from
> Nero with no success. Similarly I have removed Nero express 5 which came
> with
> the new machine etc. I have visited numerous tech sites but no specific
> answer was evident.
> These backups are important as they represent all lot of family history
> data.
> Can anyone help please?
> --
> Keith Perkins

Now you know. Different UDF writers are not compatible. That's because
there is no standard.
If you can, go back to to the Win98 machine and re-write the CD as a
standard ISO data CD. If the data is that important it should really be in
a standard format.
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Anonymous
June 5, 2005 2:21:41 AM

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Keith,
Another thing that you will need to consider, are these files originally
created with the W98 Back-up program, thus creating a *.qic file, for them?
XP can not open/restore the W98 backup file format into XP.
1. You will need to use a W98 PC to restore the files to a folder that you
create on the W98 machine. Making a folder for each CD.
2. Then use your CDR program and copy each CD folder, to preferably to CDR
CD's, not CDRW ones, CD-ROMS cannot read CDRW's, make sure that you close
the session on each CD.

Restoring the files to XP PC. You should create folders for each CD on your
XP PC. Select all the data from each CD and copy to the folders you have
created. Then Right-click each folder, and remove the "Read-Only" attribute
under the folder's properties. Then you can move/edit/archive them as you
desire on the XP PC.

Better yet, if the W98 and XP PC's can be connected through a network, then
you can do a file a transfer. You should be able FROM the W98 machine.
Restore the files directly from the CD's using the W98 backup program to a
shared folder/drive on the XP machine. Once that has occurred you will still
need to change the folders/files attributes, and remove the "Read-Only"
attribute under the folder's properties.

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"Keith" <Keith@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:036A0FA8-943A-456D-BA9B-25A48546A17E@microsoft.com...
>I have just upgraded my computer. I have a number of backup files on
>several
> CDs from the old machine which ran Win98. They were prepared using InCD
> from
> the Nero 5 CD. When I now insert these CDs into the Aopen DVD or the LG
> GSA-4163B Multi DVD drives on the new machine running XP with SP2 it shows
> that the disc has 514 MB capacity and 514 MB is free when the disc in most
> cases is nearly full (confirmed by checking on another machine running
> Win98
> so the files are still there). The CDs were all closed properly.
> So how do I solve the problem. I tried downloading another UDF reader
> from
> Nero with no success. Similarly I have removed Nero express 5 which came
> with
> the new machine etc. I have visited numerous tech sites but no specific
> answer was evident.
> These backups are important as they represent all lot of family history
> data.
> Can anyone help please?
> --
> Keith Perkins
June 5, 2005 6:02:43 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

If you were able to check the cd's on another win98 pc, did you try
restoring backups on that pc using the origonal Nero version you used to
make them?

"Keith" <Keith@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:036A0FA8-943A-456D-BA9B-25A48546A17E@microsoft.com...
> I have just upgraded my computer. I have a number of backup files on
several
> CDs from the old machine which ran Win98. They were prepared using InCD
from
> the Nero 5 CD. When I now insert these CDs into the Aopen DVD or the LG
> GSA-4163B Multi DVD drives on the new machine running XP with SP2 it shows
> that the disc has 514 MB capacity and 514 MB is free when the disc in most
> cases is nearly full (confirmed by checking on another machine running
Win98
> so the files are still there). The CDs were all closed properly.
> So how do I solve the problem. I tried downloading another UDF reader
from
> Nero with no success. Similarly I have removed Nero express 5 which came
with
> the new machine etc. I have visited numerous tech sites but no specific
> answer was evident.
> These backups are important as they represent all lot of family history
data.
> Can anyone help please?
> --
> Keith Perkins
Anonymous
June 5, 2005 11:55:18 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

You might also try searching the Nero/InCd forums at:

http://club.cdfreaks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=48

"Keith" <Keith@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:036A0FA8-943A-456D-BA9B-25A48546A17E@microsoft.com...
>I have just upgraded my computer. I have a number of backup files on
>several
> CDs from the old machine which ran Win98. They were prepared using InCD
> from
> the Nero 5 CD. When I now insert these CDs into the Aopen DVD or the LG
> GSA-4163B Multi DVD drives on the new machine running XP with SP2 it shows
> that the disc has 514 MB capacity and 514 MB is free when the disc in most
> cases is nearly full (confirmed by checking on another machine running
> Win98
> so the files are still there). The CDs were all closed properly.
> So how do I solve the problem. I tried downloading another UDF reader
> from
> Nero with no success. Similarly I have removed Nero express 5 which came
> with
> the new machine etc. I have visited numerous tech sites but no specific
> answer was evident.
> These backups are important as they represent all lot of family history
> data.
> Can anyone help please?
> --
> Keith Perkins
Anonymous
June 5, 2005 3:05:22 PM

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What did you do with the old machine?

If you still have it and both are desktops the easiest route is to take out
the hard disk, swap the jumpers so it is a slave, and put the old hard disk
in the new computer on the same IDE cable as its current hard disk using the
second connection most IDE cables have.

When you reboot it will show up in windows explorer as a second hard disc
(probably drive D, but may not be) and you can copy whatever you want.

If you want to put the disk back in the original machine do not forget to
put the jumpers back to master. If you have never opened a computer before
it is not that daunting a job - just use common sense, unplug all power
before you start, do not touch any circuit boards and beware of static -
just touch the metal case before you start to discharge any static
electricity you may have picked up dragging your feet on the carpet!

If you can't do this see other replies about creating standard ISO CD's.

"Keith" <Keith@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:036A0FA8-943A-456D-BA9B-25A48546A17E@microsoft.com...
>I have just upgraded my computer. I have a number of backup files on
>several
> CDs from the old machine which ran Win98. They were prepared using InCD
> from
> the Nero 5 CD. When I now insert these CDs into the Aopen DVD or the LG
> GSA-4163B Multi DVD drives on the new machine running XP with SP2 it shows
> that the disc has 514 MB capacity and 514 MB is free when the disc in most
> cases is nearly full (confirmed by checking on another machine running
> Win98
> so the files are still there). The CDs were all closed properly.
> So how do I solve the problem. I tried downloading another UDF reader
> from
> Nero with no success. Similarly I have removed Nero express 5 which came
> with
> the new machine etc. I have visited numerous tech sites but no specific
> answer was evident.
> These backups are important as they represent all lot of family history
> data.
> Can anyone help please?
> --
> Keith Perkins
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