Copying a damaged CD

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  1. n2casey

    n2casey Super Hero - Super Powers

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    I have original CDs of Kal Ho Na Ho. Prob is that its first disc has broken. Not completely but a little bit at the outer end. It just seems like a deep scratch. I tried to copy it with Alcohol 120% & Isobuster (ofcourse ignoring errors). Isobuster fails at 25%. Then I tried with Alcohol, & it's still trying to copy, while 24 hrs r passed, in between I hibernate the system many times & it's still trying to copy it. 85% process has been completed but now it's very slow (1% in 10 hrs.)

    So is there any other option/software for retriving the movie?
     
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    [xubz] "The Cake is a Lie!!"

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    I Seriously doubt you can Ever Recover Data from it.. You've already tried all the Possible Methods (even Gone to the extreme of Waiting for 24Hours!!)

    See if the Disk Plays in a DVD Player.. It should probably.. cuz They're not _that_ sensitive to Damage..
     
  3. ~Phenom~

    ~Phenom~ The No.1 Stupid

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    I dont think its possible now.
     
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    n2casey Super Hero - Super Powers

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    U can b right but still I want to try more.
    Can anyone help me?
     
  5. Choto Cheeta

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    to be honest... get another one dude... if hardware is faulty no software will be able to help u... :(
     
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    the disc is scratched or BROKEN ;)
     
  7. mikeon

    mikeon ThE oNE & ONlY ??

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    No way you can get it copied man, waiting for 24hrs!!! I would have given up hope in 30 minutes itself !!
    I'd suggest getting a copy from your local video library instead
     
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    really since u have gone 2 d extent of waiting 4 24hrs & still it didnt finish,my point is that u cant use the CD
     
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    I think you can recover data (at least part of it) by filling out the scratches, and re-polishing the surface. But in case of a movie, the cost of all this will be much more than a new disk from store.
     
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    yes here are the three alternatives

    1. send it to FBI, KGB or something (doubtfull)

    2. or ask jaadoo for help (will do for sure)

    3. or go to area 51/52 for technical assistance for data recovery (will do for sure unless u are shot dead)
     
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    i heard a software named bad cd repair,Dont know it works oe not.try google to find it
     
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    wizrulz GUNNING DOWN TEAMS

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    Try using 'unstoppable' if its scratched
     
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    I have heard if u fill the scratches with some substance, the cd may work.
    read somewhere u can fill the scratches with hair gel or something, then gently remove the gel by keeping it under flowing water.
    I have never tried it but worth a try since u have tried everything else.
     
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    Its a process done by data recoverers. and it costs a lot. Cheaper to get a new cd.
     
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    wizrulz GUNNING DOWN TEAMS

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    that mi8 put the rom lense at risk ..for a cd which already not working
     
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    u can use BAD COPY RECOVERY PRO......and recover ur files to maximum extent
     
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    If its really broken then lose hopes....if its scratched then try cleaning it will tooth paste and make a iso of it....
    If u want to recover a broken CD then try fevicol ! ;)
     
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    Zeeshan Quireshi C# Be Sharp !

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    search last pages of digit mag , you'll find many ads that say they specialize in recovering data from damaged media , you can try them ( though it isn't worth the effort , it'll cost you more than an original )
     
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    Thx friends for ur suggestions. I have already stopped the coping it. Now I have its ISO file which doesn't covers the damaged part (about 20 min). I have made a fresh copy of it but as I think, it's now a illegal CD. Isn't it?
     
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    Technicaly no, if and only if you destroy the original.
    You only breach the copyright if you use any medium [traditional or electronic] to transmit the data from one medium/terminal to other in the process creating two alike instances of the data. In english, copy>paste.
    But in your case you end up with only one copy of the data. ie. cut>paste.
    (well practicaly you have no working copy but thats another story.)
     
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