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Asked for format disk when insert CD with existing data on CD drive

Everytime I insert the CD into CR drive to read information, the popup window displays and ask for format the CD. What wrong with my Labtop. It is Acer Aspire 3680-2633. Thank you very much for your help

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There is a small possibility that your lens on the CD Player is dirty. Use a normal CD Lens Cleaner, with no solutions, and run it through 2-3 times to clean the lens. Then re-try the CD in question. If you still have problems, it may be the CD you are using, that may have been formatted wrong when initially created....

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For windows 7:
1.Insert a disc into your computer's CD or DVD drive.
2.In the dialog box that appears, click Burn files to disc.
3.In the Burn a disc dialog box, type a name for your new disc.
4.Click Show formatting options, and then click one of the following formatting options:
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-Mastered

5.Click Next to prepare the disc.

and for CD-RW:

1 Insert a disc into your recorder drive.

2 In My Computer, right-click your recorder drive.
The 'Use with DLA' option in the popup menu should have a check mark beside it. If this option is not selected, click on the HELP button and follow the steps in "Using DLA With Your Recorder Drive" before proceeding.

3 Click Format.
DLA's Format dialog box appears. The options available to you will depend on the type of recorder drive you have.

4 Set the options in the Format dialog box.
a ) Type a name for your disc in the Volume label text box.
b ) Select either Quick or Full Format by clicking beside the option you prefer. DLA can perform either a Quick or Full format of your discs.
c ) If you have an EasyWrite CD-RW drive, you will have the option to create an EasyWrite disc by placing a check mark beside Enable EasyWrite. (See Using DLA with EasyWrite Drives for more information.)

5 Click Start.
If you selected Quick Format or you selected Full Format and your drive supports background formatting, you will be able to use your disc within minutes. If not, you must wait until formatting is complete before you can write files to your disc.


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