You cannot read data on a multisession recordable DVD after you record a new session in Windows XP

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After you record data of the 100th session to a multisession recordable DVD in Microsoft Windows XP, you cannot read all the data that was recorded to the DVD. You can read only the data that was recorded during the first session.


This problem may occur if you have recorded more than 99 sessions to the DVD.


Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Windows XP, 32-bit versions

   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
   21-Dec-2004  18:14  5.1.2600.1616      64,256  Udfs.sys
   21-Dec-2004  18:12  5.1.2600.2586      66,176  Udfs.sys
Windows XP, 64-bit version

   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
   21-Dec-2004  18:14  5.1.2600.1616     246,144  Udfs.sys


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


For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates


Article ID: 888622 - Last Review: August 29, 2007 - Revision: 2.2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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