Forced read of a CD/DVD

  originalmiscellany 01:07 26 Aug 04

I have a number of old cd's and DVD's of my mp3 music which I am trying to put onto my portable hard disk (which i asked advice on a few days ago).
However some of the CD's are scratched/come up with CRC (Cycle Redundancy errors) which prevents me copying the contents from DVD drive to portable HD. I have also tried copying the info to the internal hard drive, but again no luck.
What I need really is a program which forces the info to be copied onto a hard drive, but I don't have a clue if this is a) the right solution, b) what programs to use.


  Stuartli 10:30 26 Aug 04

PC Advisor had a recent cover disk (Spring, Issue 104) that included a copy of CD X Rescue.

Not sure if this will help but the sleeve blub states: Recover and reclaim - get back lost data + Restore - cure scratches and disk distortion.

  TomJerry 10:45 26 Aug 04

click here can do a great job to extract data from damaged CD/DVD. It is free to use and make a donation if you like it.

  Graham ® 10:48 26 Aug 04

Isobuster click here

  originalmiscellany 12:33 26 Aug 04

I will try isobuster, and hope that it works. It's nothing serious if it doesn't work though, nothing important/sensitive.

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