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Can't read DVD+R


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Jwred5

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I just bought a DVD 8X multiformat DVD burner, External USB 2.0. The brand is Pacific Digital, Though I believe it is really a rebranded Liteon or something cause thats what driver WinXP gave me. I burned the DVD+R just fine in about 10 minutes at 4X, it was a Maxell 4X DVD+R. The problem I have now is that I can't get at any of the files I copied onto the disc. When I try to, Windows Explorer just locks up. I can see the files, I just cant read or copy and of them. At one point, it gave me an error that said "Path is too deep". Can anyone help me? I got the burner to backup my files, but it's no use if I can't access them afterwards. To try and read the DVD, I used both my laptop's internal CD-RW and the original DVD burner that made it, neither worked.
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Now I'm getting a CRC error when I try to read it. I'm wondering if maybe the smartspeed used to burn it may not have used the correct speed, i saw it go up to 5X at one point and the disk is 4X, and damaged the DVD. Is that possible? is it more likely a glitch in the hardware/software burning it, or the software/hardware trying to read it.
I tried reading it in 4 drives. 2 of the drives couldn't even recognize it, but they were older DVD-ROMs. 1 was the DVD burner i burned it on. the other was my Matshita DVD/CD-RW that came preinstalled on my IBM T40.
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