Thursday, May 22, 2008

How to recover MOST of scratched CD data discs

How to recover MOST of scratched CD data discs

I learn an old thecnique to how to recover damaged or scratched disks
with some lost of data. In this case i have one borrowed game - MAX PAYNE 2
with a chunck of 4 mb lost with a scratch in CD1 Install. Here we cover some
special thecniques of how to create a full working CD from the scratched one.

First some tools will be needed:

1. Alcohol 120%
2. UltraISO
3. Windows XP/2000 (not tested on 95/98/me)
3. Small piece of cotton
4. Dry cleaner paper
5. Finally, oil for cooking.

First step - preparing the CD

Get the cotton and drop some water, start cleaning vertically the surface of CD.
Do it 3 times and dry the water with a piece of dry cleaner paper. With a new piece
of cotton, drop some oil for cooking and start to wet the surface like you are
washing the CD with the oil. Dry carefully now. Some particles of oil will stay on the
microsurface of the scrath. It's okay. Seems the oil helps the laser of the CD/DVD driver
to read the surface again. Sure this will work with small unreadable scratchs - some hard
scratchs loose parts of the surface of the CD where we have data and it's lost forever.
But if it is loosed try anyway. Whith this tip 80% of the small scratched CD's coud be
recovered.

Second Step - testing the CD

With Alcohol 120% make an ISO - image making wizard - and lets see if the app can
read the loosed surface. In my case Alcohol 120% had recovered 60% of the data.
This is not enough. Have tryed other appz, they do not recover all the data. But the
CD/DVD driver laser CAN recover all data in this case. the data is still there, what we do?

third step - making the new CD

With the main copy system of windows explorer you can do it. Just create one folder
with the same name of the CD label for future burn reference, and copy the CD content
to the folder. When the CD copy process find the scratch, in majority of the cases, it's
slow down the reading and will recover ALL loosed data.If not, it just tell you there's
an unreadable sector. In this case your CD is lost. But it's not my case, finally
windows explorer got all the data from the scratch and made a copy in the folder.
with the ultraISO, wrote the original CD label, drop the content of the folder and
save as Iso. You can Test the new CD just mounting the iso in the Alcohol 120%. In my
case i did ISO of the two discs from MAX PAYNE 2 and tested installing from the mounted ISO. Works like a charm. I got the 4 mb lost again. So, I have burned the CD and now I have a working copy from the scratched one.

Sounds too bizzarre, but works. Course you can jump the cleaning process and try to copy the content with Windows explorer. But in my case did not work without oil...

How To Play Movies (divx Etc) With Subs
Download and install the following packages:

CODE
http://www.afterdawn.com/software/version_...ory/ffdshow.cfm

Click on FFDSHOW 2004-XX-XX (date) and then on the download icon
at the bottom of the page.

CODE
http://www.vorbis.com/files/1.0/tobias/OggDS0995.exe


CODE
http://www.vorbis.com/files/1.0/tobias/SubTitDS1400.exe


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Recomended Player:

CODE
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.p...lease_id=227046

Choose between mpc2kxp6482.zip (windows 2000 & XP) or mpc98me6482.zip
(windows 98 & Me)
On the page that apears click on one of the litle pages on the right.

To play subtitles with this player you mus do the following:
Go to View->Options->Output (Playback) and select (DirectShow Video) VRM7
or
VRM9 renderless (the highest you got).
On the same page select the highest DirectX version you got two times.
If you want to make this player your default go to View->Options->Formats
(Player)
and select the file formats you want to associate with it.
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After all this you will be able to playback 99% of all movies DivX, Xvid,
Ogg, with MP3 or AC3 sound.

Please notify me if any of these links do not work.

If you are looking for a all in one solution you might enjoy this player called VLC:

CODE
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Disclaimer:-
i am not liable for any criminal or bad thing which you have done using this message and document. i am giving here for the educational purpose and care should be taken from your side before using this document and please get a written permission from the person before hacking or doing some thing in the network or system.This document is intended for judicial or educational purposes. I have collected these documents and messages from the internet for educational purpose only. always use these documents for doing good only. I don't want to promote computer crime and I'm not responible of your actions in any way. If you want to hack a computer, do the decent thing and ask for permission first. please read and use this for useful purpose only to protect the systems and information from the bad people. always seek permission from the system owner or who ever responcible for the system by written and then go ahead. Give a full report with honestly to the person or company about your experiments and findings from the system. Always Do Good Think Good and Belive Good.

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