Posted 17 January 2011 - 07:01 AM
Posted 17 January 2011 - 10:14 AM
After scratching my head I decided to try making a CD-to-CD copy of it with "nero burning rom" (Using the CD Copy option).
I was amazed -- the PC CD-drive was able to read the copy perfectly and I proceeded to install the drivers from it -- success!
I hope it works for you, but it will of course depend on just what's wrong with the original CD.
Edited by phillipcorcoran, 17 January 2011 - 10:24 AM.
Posted 17 January 2011 - 10:35 AM
Posted 17 January 2011 - 01:08 PM
Put the original CD in and the burning software will write a temporary "image file" of it to the hard drive.
When the image is done, the software will ask you to take out the disc and replace it with a blank CD-R.
It will then write the image file to your blank CD-R.
The above refers to "Nero Burning Rom" which I use, but in principal it should work the same for most other burning software.
Otherwise you could try removing the scratch with "CD Polish" if the above is unsuccessful.
The CD Polish comes in a small bottle with a polishing cloth to remove shallow scratches, or even CD Cleaner may work.
But when using the cloth you must wipe the disc from centre to outside in straight lines, never wipe it in an arc.
Safest method for wiping a CD is to get one of those CD-Cleaning Trays where you turn a knob. It ensures the disc is wiped in the right way and it's far quicker.
Edited by phillipcorcoran, 17 January 2011 - 01:19 PM.
Posted 17 January 2011 - 01:17 PM
Posted 17 January 2011 - 01:37 PM
Posted 17 January 2011 - 01:41 PM
Posted 17 January 2011 - 02:37 PM
Edited by phillipcorcoran, 17 January 2011 - 02:40 PM.
Posted 17 January 2011 - 03:38 PM
Posted 17 January 2011 - 03:53 PM
You cannot properly copy an entire disc's contents like that, especially if it's a bootable disc, (and a scratched one at that).
What you need to do is start "nero burning rom" or some similar burning software & choose the option "CD Copy" or "Copy Disc" (depending on the actual software the wording will vary). Let it create an exact image of the CD on to the hard disk, the tray should then open and you'll see a prompt asking you
to remove the CD and put in a blank CD-R. Nero (or whatever you're using) will then burn the image data back to the CD-R.
Edited by phillipcorcoran, 17 January 2011 - 03:55 PM.
Posted 18 January 2011 - 11:27 AM
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