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Program to copy a scratched CD disc

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#1 myym


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 06:49 PM

I am looking for a special kind of software to make an image or an iso file from my old XP installation cd. The problem I have is that there are scratches on the cd that doesn't allow to complete the installation, so I need to make a new copy of that cd. I have already tried with a cd/dvd recorder software but it has difficulty reading the disc, so I was wondering if there is a software that can specifically deal with these type of discs.

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#2 wishmakingfairy


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 06:57 PM

I think your best bet would be to buy one of those scratch dr kits where you wipe in little swirls or one of those things you put the cd in and crank the handle. It reads with a laser, if its damaged or too scratched, theres nothing for the laser to read.


Something like this.. http://www.walmart.com/ip/11078700?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=89&adid=22222222227000050702&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=40330287872&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=41388403009&veh=sem

Edited by wishmakingfairy, 20 November 2014 - 06:58 PM.

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 07:39 PM

Try http://www.snapfiles.com/get/cdrecovery.html


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Posted 22 November 2014 - 12:52 AM

I've had success by applying warm water to clean any dust on the CD and then using a cloth piece dipped in oil and wiping the CD with it. It does not work all the time and depends on how damaged the CD is. If it's not that damaged, then the recovery program jhayz suggested might do the job.

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