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Windows 7: Scratch on Win 7 DVD

11 Feb 2010   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Scratch on Win 7 DVD

I had posted a question about this a while back, but have something else. I dropped my DVD and there is a noticeable scratch. I copied the DVD on to another disk and did not get an error message. I still am not conviced the scratch is not a problem. I would really like to know, Is there any way to determine if the disk is still good without reinstalling Windows and finding out the hard way? Thanks,


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11 Feb 2010   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

The only thing that I can think of is to use a burning program like Nero, and have it validate the burn.
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11 Feb 2010   #3
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

I have to agree with the Meister or you could try Imgburn if you don't have Nero which is free and in my opinion quite excellent
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11 Feb 2010   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve-pressman View Post
I have to agree with the Meister or you could try Imgburn if you don't have Nero which is free and in my opinion quite excellent
I have ImgBurn, but am unfamiliar with the term "Validate the Burn"? How is this done?
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11 Feb 2010   #5
Stevy22

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 

You just try to copy the contents to a folder, if there would have been any problem, it would not have any problem, it will not copy all the files ad will give you an error of " cannot copy the file, cannot find the path specified or anything else. Take my suggestion, you are safe, take care....
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11 Feb 2010   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stevy22 View Post
You just try to copy the contents to a folder, if there would have been any problem, it would not have any problem, it will not copy all the files ad will give you an error of " cannot copy the file, cannot find the path specified or anything else. Take my suggestion, you are safe, take care....
Oh OK, just copy and see it all files copy OK. Sounds easy, thanks
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11 Feb 2010   #7
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

if you have some furniture wax you can try to rub the scratch out.
I think something works better, but I can't emember what.
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11 Feb 2010   #8
Stevy22

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 

Yes dude, because if the disc scratches, some files in that part of the foil will get corrupted or the disc will not read it.. that's why dude... Take case and have a nice weekend all of you
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11 Feb 2010   #9
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Brasso, works well on getting rid of the scratches, but do what was suggested about copying it first.
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11 Feb 2010   #10
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Is the scratch deep? Just one scratch? I would use to drop all my CDs on the floor and let them roll around there for days before picking them up. You should see the gazillion tiny little scratches that it kind makes the CD a bit greyish than shiny and it still works.

*reason I don't bother: lazy to put them back so I just stack them on floor
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