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    ME, CD-RW and bad fat

    I have a user who has ME and burns lots of CDs. Occasionally, if one of these CDs is left in the CD-RW device during ME shutdown, the CD is unreadable on reboot. Error message seems to point to unreadable FAT on the cd.

    CD-RW is a Sony with Adaptec software. Could ME be causing this corruption of the FAT? Is there any reasonable way to recover lost files on a cd with a bad FAT?

    Thanks for any suggestions.

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    Re: ME, CD-RW and bad fat

    If your File Allocation Tables are corrupted, I doubt that there is any way to recover the files without having someone try to piece together data like a jigsaw puzzle, assuming that it is possible from a cd. Can't think of any reason/way for changes to be made to the cd during shutdown or startup. Could the drive be faulty or the cd's at the end of their usable life (i.e. how many times had they been used when they failed)?
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