Packard Bell CD-RW Disks

  p.r.b 15:20 09 Oct 2005

Hi - I bought a pack of Disks
Packard Bell CD-RW 12x Speed 700 Mb and have had problems with some of them - am I alone?? What disks do you use. Also a disk jammed in my RW drive, I tried to free it but now need a new CD-RW drive - aaaarghhhh !!!! What combination of CD-RW drive and disks would you recommend

  AndySD 15:30 09 Oct 2005

I gave up CD-RW disks long ago as they caused to many problems. I just use standard cd-r now and dont close them so I can overwrite them. They are just so cheap and the drives read them beter.

  Stuartli 15:50 09 Oct 2005

You don't overwrite them - you presumably mean you use multisession mode and keep adding new files, data etc until the disk is full.

I do this all the time to store programs, applications, updates, utilities etc for installation or updating of friends and families' systems.

CD-Rs have a vastly superior reflectivity level compared to CD-RW disks, which makes them much more likely to prove compatible with a wide range of drives and players.

  Stuartli 15:54 09 Oct 2005

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  AndySD 15:57 09 Oct 2005

Yep thanks thats just what I meant.....just could not think of the term.... I am flicking on and off here whilst writing an essay, when I dry up.

  p.r.b 16:06 09 Oct 2005

Thanks fellas I think I've got enough to go on. I've managed to fix my drive - it seems just by restarting the computer ?? - anyway I'll go and get some CD-R disks and have another bash.
Once again thanks - Paul

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