Fast Guide

A Windows admin's guide to removable media storage

CDs and DVDs are much more reliable than floppies, but they don't last forever. Even under the best environmental conditions, some writeable removable media storage devices only last for a few years. Magnifying the problem is that the Windows operating system has its own way of handling CD and DVD media, which makes data recovery all the more difficult.

In this guide, you'll find troubleshooting advice for these removable media storage devices, as well as recommendation of freeware that can help ensure that data on these devices can always be retrieved.


Removable Media Storage Fast Guide

  Introduction
 

    Requires Free Membership to View

CD/DVD cleaning discs may do more harm than good
 Data recovery freeware works on CD and DVD media
 Recover data from unreadable CD/DVD-ROMs
  CD/DVD drives slow down after consecutive read errors
 Troubleshooting compact discs and CD drives
 Blocking use of CD drives in WinXP for security reasons
 Troubleshooting CD/DVD-ROM devices in Windows
 Hybrid CD/CD-R technology offers on-the-fly encryption

This was first published in August 2006

There are Comments. Add yours.

 
TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: