Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Backup Game Disk not Working


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 Tybudd

Tybudd

  • Members
  • 102 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:California
  • Local time:09:59 PM

Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:12 PM

I have a really old Computer game by the name of Prince of Persia, Sands of time.



I noticed that the disc was starting to get scuffed, so I burned the Image of the Installation Disc to one CD-R and Disc 2 (Play disc) to another CD-R.


Everything seemed to go fine, installation actually needed, both disc because the system needed to read files from the 2nd disc, but it read and installed with no problems.



But when I go to play the game from the burned disc, my computer says "Please insert Orginal disc", my question is, what is it that the computer looks to read to know that it is or isn't the original disc, and if I want to back up my games in this manner how do I do so correctly?

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Tybudd

Tybudd
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 102 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:California
  • Local time:09:59 PM

Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:41 AM

/bump, thanks in advance

#3 code13

code13

  • Members
  • 136 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:12:59 AM

Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:09 AM

This happens because it recognizes it is not an original disc.
Companies add in bad sectors and hidden files into the CD that won't be burnt onto a new cd unless you make it force copy bit-by-bit.

#4 Tybudd

Tybudd
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 102 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:California
  • Local time:09:59 PM

Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:16 PM

How do you go about doing this "force copying"?



#5 code13

code13

  • Members
  • 136 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:12:59 AM

Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:59 PM

You can use Alcohol 120%, BlindWrite, and nero, possibly other programs as well but those are the ones i know that can do it.
There are also other programs that can take care of everything for you that range in the 30's.

You insert the original disc, open up alcohol 120%, click "Copy Wizard" and select the game cd.
Select the CD/DVD protection from the Datatype pull-down button at the bottom of the window.
This will auto-configure Alcohol 120% for the optimum backup settings.
When ready Click the [Next >] button.
Select "Image Location" where the Game CD Image should be stored.
When ready Click the [Next >] button.
Select the "CD/DVD Recorder" to which the CD Image will be written to.
All settings are again auto-configured for the optimum backup settings.
When ready Click the [Start] button.
Play the game

If you do not want to download more programs, find a program you have installed already and have it set to "record raw data" or "include bad sectors"

Edited by code13, 22 February 2012 - 08:00 PM.


#6 Tybudd

Tybudd
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 102 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:California
  • Local time:09:59 PM

Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:07 PM

Thanks a million, will definately give this a shot!!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users