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    Closing a CD (XP)

    When I wrote a CD using Windows 98, I had choices about the type of CD I was creating. One choice led to "closing" the CD at the end of the process, so the CD could be read in any CD-ROM drive. The Windows XP CD process does not give me choices, and seems to leave the CD open for later additions. Is this why an older computer often thinks that CD is "empty" or even not formatted? And if my guesses are correct, what is the fix for this problem? Do I need 3rd party CD burning software?

    This should be so straighforward, but nobody else seems confused!! Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Closing a CD (XP)

    What software did you use in burning the CDs in Windows 98 and what one are you using in XP?

    Win 98 did NOT have burning SW, you had to use a third party type. Win XP comes with a Lite version of Roxio. Also are you using RW's or R type of CDs?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Closing a CD (XP)

    The Windows 98 computer had Adaptec software. I'm using the built-in procedure in Windows XP (Home). I'm using CD-R's.

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    Re: Closing a CD (XP)

    CD "R's" never are closed by the user regardless what software is used to burn to them.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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