Think about it: you told it to create a data CD, so unless you cancelled it before any writing took place, then something was written to the disk. Maybe so little, or so much was written that the obvious color difference isn't so obvious.
The files are there and there's a narrow circle around the tube of the disc.
The funny thing is when go and check the capacity of the disc it says 565MB used, 0 available. And it only physically wrote about 80MB as far as i can tell, based on the width of the circle.
Hi.No the CD cant be retrieved now.I did the same thing once while testing and tried to cancell the procedure before actual writting began,but the writer had obeyed the commands at very fast speed and ejected before completely burning.When I reinserted the CD-R it told me 703 MB used(full capacity) while I see only a small circle of about 20-25 MB burned.
See ya later,
I had the same thing happen once. The TOC and some of the data were burned, and then there was an error. The drive would "see" all of the files in Windows Explorer, but it wouldn't be able to copy many of them.