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Windows 7: 64 bit/32 bit question

03 Jul 2011   #1
lmw2184

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
64 bit/32 bit question

I have Windows 7 64-bit and I burnt some pictures on a CD-R for my mom. She has XP 32-bit and when she puts the disc in it says file is corrupt/unreadable.... I tried it yesterday too and you simply can't access the disc any possible way.

Does this have something to do with 64/32 compatibility? I used Windows Explorer default burning method on a brand new disc.


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03 Jul 2011   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

It shouldn't have anything to do with 32/64 bit compatibility. I move CDs and DVDs between a 32 and 64 bit machine without any problems. Assuming the pictures are in .jpg or .jpeg format you may need to use the Default Program features to set the program that you want Windows to use to open your picture file.

To set Default Program:

1. Click Start > Default Program
2. Select associate a file type or protocol with a program
3. Select the file type (file format) from the list and click Change Program
4, Choose the program you want to use to open this file (e.g. Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Picture and Fax Viewer, etc) and click OK
5. Click Close to exit this window

Try opening your CD again. Go to Computer; double click on the CD icon to open it.

This Microsoft article has some additional information as to why pictures can't be viewed. Although written primarily for Vista, most of the info will apply to XP and 7 as well.

You may experience various problems when you use optical media in Windows Vista
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03 Jul 2011   #3
sgage

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lmw2184 View Post
I have Windows 7 64-bit and I burnt some pictures on a CD-R for my mom. She has XP 32-bit and when she puts the disc in it says file is corrupt/unreadable.... I tried it yesterday too and you simply can't access the disc any possible way.

Does this have something to do with 64/32 compatibility? I used Windows Explorer default burning method on a brand new disc.
Sounds to me like you got a bad "burn" on your CD. Perhaps try again at a slower speed.

Can you read the CD on your machine? If so, perhaps your mom's CD reader needs a puff of compressed air to clean it out a bit.
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03 Jul 2011   #4
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lmw2184 View Post
I have Windows 7 64-bit and I burnt some pictures on a CD-R for my mom. She has XP 32-bit and when she puts the disc in it says file is corrupt/unreadable.... I tried it yesterday too and you simply can't access the disc any possible way.

Does this have something to do with 64/32 compatibility? I used Windows Explorer default burning method on a brand new disc.
Nothing to do with 64/32 bit, but never use the internal burner in Windows. It's always been crap. Download and use IMGBurn.
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03 Jul 2011   #5
lmw2184

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sgage View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lmw2184 View Post
I have Windows 7 64-bit and I burnt some pictures on a CD-R for my mom. She has XP 32-bit and when she puts the disc in it says file is corrupt/unreadable.... I tried it yesterday too and you simply can't access the disc any possible way.

Does this have something to do with 64/32 compatibility? I used Windows Explorer default burning method on a brand new disc.
Sounds to me like you got a bad "burn" on your CD. Perhaps try again at a slower speed.

Can you read the CD on your machine? If so, perhaps your mom's CD reader needs a puff of compressed air to clean it out a bit.
Yeah I can view it on mine. I'm gonna try another 3rd party software and see if it makes a difference.
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03 Jul 2011   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

IN reference to the 32>>>64 bit, you will have to clean install and re-intsaall all of your mothers applications and games.
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