I purchased an IBM Thinkpad 760XL running Windows 95. It has an internal cdrom drive and came with an external floppy drive. I have a burned copy of Windows98SE and want to upgrade but for some reason it only reads the cd as audio. I have tested the cd rom drive with a normal cd and it reads it perfectly. I have used IMGBURN and CDBURNXP to burn data files but still will not read the cd as a data disk only audio. I have finalized the session, used 8:3format, ISO9660, etc. Is there something else I need to do to get the cdrom to read the cd? Thank you for your help
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The efficiency of two screens equally sized with equal numbers if pixels are equal. The time spent by a 4:3 user complaining about 16:9 is proportional to the inefficiency working with a 16:9 display, therefore the amount of useful work extracted is equal.
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And I would't say that most CD drives pre-97 or 98 won't read burned CD-R. I have 3 or 4 drives from 94, 98 and 96 and all of them read CD-Rs.
Also keep in mind that 760s are slightly older than 380s so there's that.
With the original box and documentation : 600, 380XD, 385XD, X24, X30(10th Anniv), T42p, T43, R52, W700ds
Without : 385XD, 600X, 770X, W701, T420, T430, T520, X230
Not working & for parts : At least a dozen
Other laptops : Dell, Alienware, Lenovo
But what i meant is that cheap noname freshly burnt CD-Rs are read better by old drives.
This is waht one seller told me and it is also in line with my experience.
I also read that (but never tried myself) that there are adjustable resistors inside of some drives that allow to increase the laser power. Some people report that they made the drives read the disks after this. So you may want to try this if nothing else helps.
Thank you so much for all of your valuable feed back. I have been burning on a Verbatim CD-R which is supposed to be a very good brand and most CDROMS read these CDs. I have burning at 4x speed but I will try and burn at 2x instead and see if this makes a difference. My CDROM drive is a TEAC-46-E that came with the 760XL. As I mentioned above, I have a Toshiba Satellite PRO 430CDT that has no problems reading burned CDs. I am trying to exhaust all of my options before I purchase an OEM of Windows 98SE. Thank you
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