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ssssss
16-12-2010, 10:19 AM
I have a CD with 9000 photos on it. It is about 6 years old. Some of the files appear to be faulty, and when I try to copy the whole disc to the hard drive, the copy process completely hangs up when it comes to a faulty file. Even after I have clicked 'skip', on the window that opens.

Is there an easy way around this, please?

kahawai chaser
16-12-2010, 10:20 AM
There is a free CD fix-type utility that may help...but I can't recall the name, and I think I uninstalled it.

wratterus
16-12-2010, 10:26 AM
In the past I've used imgburn to do this - try to create an ISO file from the disk. It will retry each sector a set number of times, and you can skip sectors it can't read. I've managed to recover scratched video DVDs using this method before, it can take a very long time but it's worth a go.

See attached image for where you can change that setting if you want to give it a go...

Trev
16-12-2010, 10:39 AM
Maybe use Ubuntu Live ?
:)

Snorkbox
16-12-2010, 10:42 AM
Take the CD to your local Video rental place and get them to give it a clean may help if it is scratched.

1101
16-12-2010, 11:22 AM
Try another PC with a fairly new CD/DVD drive.
May be the CD drive is getting tired, not likely but worth a try.

Try a data recovery program, search the forum for a free one.

zqwerty
16-12-2010, 11:22 AM
http://www.roadkil.net/program.php/P29/Unstoppable%20Copier

ssssss
18-12-2010, 11:31 AM
Thanks.

I will try imgburn or roadkil sometime.

But I am very slow at doing things, so it will take me a while to getting around to it!

Its a pity Windows doesn't come with better CD/DVD copying software.

Erayd
18-12-2010, 11:35 AM
dd_rescue will be able to copy the whole disk to an image, and is excellent at coping with errors.

Photorec should be able to recover most of the files.

gary67
18-12-2010, 12:27 PM
Or burnaware free can copy the disc as an image

gary67
18-12-2010, 12:57 PM
Thanks.

I will try imgburn or roadkil sometime.

But I am very slow at doing things, so it will take me a while to getting around to it!

Its a pity Windows doesn't come with better CD/DVD copying software.

If you get stuck I'm not working at the moment and would be happy to help you out

Speedy Gonzales
18-12-2010, 01:02 PM
Windows doesnt have built in cd/dvd copying. Its for burning

Agent_24
18-12-2010, 01:52 PM
dd_rescue will be able to copy the whole disk to an image, and is excellent at coping with errors.

Photorec should be able to recover most of the files.

x2

Also you can try Copy It Anyway from http://chakan.on.neobee.net/download.html

FoxyMX
18-12-2010, 04:03 PM
Use the app listed by zqwerty. It will copy the CD ignoring the faulty file/s.

Paul.Cov
18-12-2010, 06:50 PM
Optical drives in my experience are pretty poor for long-term functionality. I've seen lots become useless after just a couple of years, with some provided by Dell being the worst examples. Luckily they're fairly cheap to replace. I'd suggest you try a different drive to see if it helps... it may be the drive or the media at fault, or a bit of both elements.

Rod J
19-12-2010, 12:31 AM
When I was using Windows I found Isobuster (http://www.isobuster.com/isobusterdownload.php) very useful for that sort of thing. It will allow you to extract the data in various ways.

Neil McC
19-12-2010, 08:40 AM
When I was using Windows I found Isobuster (http://www.isobuster.com/isobusterdownload.php) very useful for that sort of thing. It will allow you to extract the data in various ways.

I also bought it a few years ago.Very handy.Once copied a faulty music cd and it took about18 hours.The extracted cd plays well.

ssssss
19-12-2010, 11:51 AM
If you get stuck I'm not working at the moment and would be happy to help you out

Hi gary67,

Thanks for the offer.

I am a bit of a muddler. I usually get there eventually. Have been given lots of advice, so I should be OK.