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Cd1000 storage problems

Please help! Many of my cd-r discs written from my camera cannot be read on computers. Apparently the disks are "overfilled". Does anyone know of any software available that I can purchase to regain access to the disks? I have been reading up on some CD-R Diagnostic 1.6 software. Anyone have any experience with it? Would really really appreciate help. Thanks Cathy

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I experimented with this when I first got my CD1000 in Sept of 2000. It is not a 100% failure or problem, but about 1 in 3 disks have performed in this manner on my camera. Normally I stop at about 185 pics and finalize to avoid a potential problem. While at home I don't worry about it since I finalize them on my computer anyway. When traveling I do take that precaution, however. It may only be peculiar to my camera software, but it does perform that way for me. Fortunately my computer can always read the ones the camera won't. I havent lost a shot in almost 7,000 images thus far.

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Its really not a problem for program you mentioned or other good CD software which can 'finalize' a CD out of your camera. The camera software has a bug which will not let it write more than the 156MB that Sony formats its CDRs. 3rd party CDR's are as much as 185-190 MB. The camera software may let you write more than the 156MB and then will not finalize the CD, it is readable and can be 'finalized' by software on your PC, however. I use adaptech's Platinum version. I also have CD-Diagnostic which will handle this problem. If you have a CD writer on your PC you should have software which will handle this.

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Sorry Cathy, I don't know of any software that might diagnose the disks. Can you read the problem disks in the camera? If so, perhaps the problem disks are not finalized. I've completed 30 cd's in my CD1000 and never had a problem with the disks being overfilled. The camera simply won't write to the disk if there isn't enough room for the image and the space needed to finalize the disk. You don't say what brand CDR you're using, which might be a problem as well.

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