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Hello I have over 200 cd's that are bad ones, what do i need to do to get my refund or you all send me more cd's cause i cant get any music on theses cd's

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Hi! - I don't have a response to this, but I need your help!

I have 2 Compal (Solition, Elonex etc.) CL51 Laptops with exactly the same boot problem. One seems to recover and find the IDE devices then stop and I suspect the CMOS battery. You posted a link in a prior reply to details about where to find it, but it is broken.

Would you be kind enough to send me me a link to finding the CMOS battery, and maybe even a service manual?

I am an 'expert' in electric bikes if I can help ypu in any way .........

all the best, Tony Castles

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I cant put music on my sandisk 2gb memory card case it says write protected. how do i change this? please help.

Kindly test your Sandisk card on a different computer. If you still cannot transfer music to it then the problem is with the Sandisk card. Try to Format the card because it might have a virus that's why you cannot put music into it.

Nov 18, 2011 | Memory Cards & USB Flash Drives


Why Can't you Fit all the Space Available after Formatting RW and Solid State...

You Cannot Put 700MB of Data on a 700MB RW Disc: Why?
(This also pertains to DVDs and Solid State Flash Media)

[The point of this Tip is to help you understand in the broadest of terms why you cannot use up all the space on your CD or DVD RW media and your CD-Rs and DVD-Rs as well as Flash Media.]

Lets start with RW media where this causes the most confusion:
You will never be able to format the entire 700MB of any RW media. The same is true for DVD RW media. This is because the formatting requires a file allocation table (FAT) be created, the formatted disc will be segmented into cylinders (circular sections of the disc) referred to as tracks and that is further divided into Sectors. The FAT contains columns and rows that containing information on exactly where data is stored by referencing track and sector within the FAT. The file may span many sectors and be across several tracks. The data and the table takes up a lot of room. A good and easy example of this is a floppy disk. If you have a floppy disk you will notice on the diskette drawer slide it states it is a 2MB diskette, however, when formatted you only have roughly 1.44MB of usable addressable space. The same is true for any formatted RW CD or DVD.

Can this be Different between Media Maker Companies?
Simply stated: No.
Just how much space is available after formatting a RW disc on your system sometimes depends in part on the software used to format the disc. But this will never be different enough between media makers to amount to much. The exception is preformatted discs you may purchase off the shelf. Those preformatted disc may vary from maker to maker.

How about Software driven Burner Programs?
In CD RWs, for example only, the common assumption is that 545MB will be available for data storage. Every software program may be slightly different; each software burner producer reserves the same, more or less space than another. This difference will be slight, if noticeable at all.

How about CD/DVD-Rs then?
Additionally, but aside from RW media. You cannot place 700MB of data on a 700MB CD-R. Room is included on the media for file sector information and label data for Start of File and End of File markers. Each piece of data that comprises a file on the disc, RW or R, has information that is part of a label such as (although greatly simplified) part 2 of 200. I'm not overly simplifying this by example but it is close enough for an average layman to get a grasp of how this works. Each part of a file broken down by sector size (more on this in the next paragraph) on your disc has a marker to indicate which part of the whole it comprises. Your computer uses this data to reconstruct the file when you open it or copy and paste the file. When moving or sending files these parts of a file are referred to as packets.

Space Loss From Sector Size
Another reason for 'space lossage' on RW media is that when formatted, each sector may be 8K, 16K or 32K in size. However, the last sector in a string of sectors for a file rarely fills in the full 8 / 16K or 32K of space. Lets say, for example, that the last sector only has 4K of data and this is an actual average for your RW disc. You end up loosing 4,12 or 28K of space for each and every file on the disc. So in reality you have the 545MB of available space plus the loss of data in the last sector of a series of file segments. When there are a lot of file written to a RW disc, the lossage adds up real fast. Does this also apply to CD-R media? Yes, and can have a dramatic affect. On a 700MB CD-R you will never be able to put 700MB of data on the disc for this reason.

The Same is Also True for Hard Drives on your System
Another good example of this loss of storage size as advertised is with a Computer Hard Drive. A 500GB Hard Drive will not even come anywhere close to the advertised usable space once it is formatted, but when you see your drive in the System, it will be labeled and described as a 500GB drive.

How about Music CD and DVD MP3s?
Music CDs are quite a bit different but and not the same for DVD MP3 discs which are data discs.
When you purchase a CD Disc labeled as a Music CD, it is preformatted for music only. And I'll describe this method shortly. And as a result will not store data.

Music tracks on a Music CD are laid down much like a vinyl album, in one continuous groove that swirls across the entire disc media. At the beginning and end of each track on a Music CD is data, called Meta Data that contains information about the track title and artist/album. As just described for each track holding data pertaining to track title and artist/album, you cannot fit exactly 700MB of music you listen to later. Additionally, the industry standard is to included two seconds of silence between tracks titles, but still on the same continuous groove that comprises the entire Music CD.

Is this True for Solid State Removable Disks like Compact Flash?
Yes, and for the same reason already stated above pertaining to CD/DVD-RWs. When the Flash Media is formatted it also contains a FAT and the media is formatted with Tracks and Sectors. Files written have to have package labels and are formatted into there sectors and where the last sector is occupied with data that is usually less than the sector size and thus it will never be filled up to its maximum capacity.

[As stated earlier, the point of this Tip is to help you understand in the broadest of terms why you cannot use up all the space on your CD or DVD RW media and your CD-Rs and DVD-Rs as well as Flash Media.]

Authors note: As needed, for corrections or additions to this topic I will add notes to this Tip below as comments.
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on Oct 18, 2008 | Verbatim Pocket (94345) CD-RW Storage...

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Cd-rw won't burn on by Dell laptop

Ah, where did you buy them? I have had the same problem when I buy such CDs on sale, my most recent purchase was at Staples. These are low quality CD-RWs and it could be the s/w or the driver you are using just does not recognize them as being blank CDs. I took mine back, got a full refund and purchased a well known/quality brand like HP or SONY, and no problems.

Again, Imitation has been known to have problems. I would stay away from them!

May 22, 2011 | Imation Products - CD-RW, Rewritable,...

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CD-R is not compadable to burn music i do have a cd-dvd burner everytime i try to burn a music cd i get that the cd is not compadable these are New cd's help

Sounds like the cd-dvd burner is dying. I have had 2 in my own that did the same thing. Will read just fine, just wont write.

May 16, 2011 | Memorex (32024610) CD-R Storage Media

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Can these disk be re write or erased? Please send me an email via Corrington Maycock


Welcome to Fixya. The CD is not a Rewritable disk you can only burn once. If you need a DVD or CD that can be rewrite or erase look for DVD-RW or CD-RW.

Thanks for using Fixya

Mar 14, 2011 | Philips (DVDR1S02/771) (100 Pack)...

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How do you download music from our computer to the

It is hard to provide any useful suggestions without knowing the type of cell phone your son is using.

Normally he would put the memory card in the cell phone microSD slot (provided it can support 2gb card), plug the USB cable from computer to cell phone (if it supports this). Normally the phone will have also got some software apps CD which should be loaded to computer. This will provide the necessary functions to load music files to the phone.

Alternative to USB is bluetooth connection which both the computer and the cell phone will have to support. He can transfer music files that way.

I am not sure if he can copy the files directly from the computer to the memory card and play it on the cell phone as data formats are not standard. Also iTunes files need to converted to mp3 format. If these are protected iTunes files then it becomes a bit harder - best to burn a CD and then rip into mp3 format.

Once again these suggestions are useless if cell phone cannot play music (mp3 or WMA etc) files, does not have microSD slot, does not have USB or bluetooth support.

Dec 24, 2009 | PNY 2GB microSD Memory Card

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Im trying to put music on my memory card and it says ive used 65 KB but when i go through my folders on the memory card theres nothing in there they are all empty but i cant put anything on the folder...

Make sure the music isn't going to the device the card is in. The cell phone pocket pc, laptop, netbook or wherever. You probaby don't see anything in the sd file because the music is another file using up the maximum available storage space. By using the mobile center you can drag and drop music files directly to the sd card file.

Nov 23, 2009 | SanDisk 4GB Secure Digital High Capacity...

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Can 't put muisc on the cdr

You prolly got a bad batch return them and choose another brand and yes there refundable or exchangeable... Try a diffrent brand disk ask I had troubles with Memorex and now i use lightscribe and i am glad I did and so would you.. Thanks Rulds2008
Asker only rate please all other please hold your 2 cents your being logged by for unwanted TFT's

May 15, 2009 | Memorex 5PK CDR 700MB 80MIN CD-R80DA...

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Cannot burn my photos onto DVD min you have CD/DVD inside the Player but you cant make burn the files???
i think you're blank CD/DVD is reject or factory defect..just check again...Thank You

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