Microsoft KB Archive/933486

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Data that is written to a CD-R disc on a Windows XP SP1a-based computer cannot be read on a Windows Vista-based computer

Article ID: 933486

Article Last Modified on 6/7/2007


  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate


Consider the following scenario. On a Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1a (SP1a)-based computer, you write data to a CD-R disc. However, this CD-R disc cannot be read on a Windows Vista-based computer.

Note The CD-R disc can be read on a Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer.


This issue occurs if Windows XP SP1a writes to the CD-R disc by using a "track start" address that is off by one address.

Note This behavior may occur because of an error during the writing process.

Windows Vista cannot locate the data if the address is off by one address.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Additional query words: burn winxp winvista

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