My friend called me and said he has a bunch of CD's he burned pictures on (jpgs) . At the time he was running Windows 98. They worked fine. He upgraded to Vista and the CD's will not work. Is there anything he can do to fix that? Thanks.
as he used Win98 to burn them, that these CDs were burned/made quite some time ago.
If this is the case, and they are more than about 5 years old, I would suspect that it's simply a case of the CDs deteriorating.
Unfortunately it's just a fact of life that this happens to CDs after a while. I have some CDs that are still "fine" 10 years after burning, but I've also experienced some that were useless after as little as 3 years.
I hope it's not the case for you friend, but I fear it may be!
The only possible solution I have is to try reading them in another computer... if successful then get the files copied and anothe rCD burnt from the copies!
I will tell him about the deterioration. Thing is, he switched to Vista like 3 or 4 years ago and the CDs were new then They never worked from the time he got Vista but worked fine on 98. He says when he puts them in the computer the discs appear to be blank. What do you mean by finalize? I will check and see what he used to burn them..
He is thinking he may not have finalized as mentioned earlier. Any way to do that without the old computer? Can he install the sony software on his new PC and close the session that way? Or will it screw up the already installed burner?