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Old 05-21-2007, 07:32 PM   #1
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My friend is an idiot, I had a XP disk that wasn't in that bad of condition, when I used the setup and tried to copy files (on a blank HD) certain files would not copy. It would say " the CD you have may not be a geniune OS disk) I know thats not true I have used i before. So he suggesyy to use a scratch remover kit, pop itt in only skips 4 now. I am annoyed when I arrive home and actually look at the CD it is completlly covered in scratches! they are lite but still all over. When I gave it to him before it had 8 at most (some deep), so I am really mad now and bad thing is I am out 100$ for an Os disk:
my question is are there any GOOD scratch remover kits that will allow the disk to read? I also heard of skins do those work well?
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Old 05-21-2007, 07:56 PM   #2
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IMO, scratch remove doesn't do much. I had a Windows XP lite edition that was the best thing to have. It wasn't loading a file and tat was due to a deep scratch. It was fixed, but still didn't work. I threw it out.
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Old 05-21-2007, 08:08 PM   #3
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well that sucks, where can I buy a cheap OS? also have you heardof those skins? I heard that they are really good.
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are these skins legal? if not , stop talking about it
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well you can probably take it to a game store and they might resurface it for you, i dont know if that would work but it sure did fix up my d00m3 disk that i found really scratched up.
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are these skins legal? if not , stop talking about it
Why would they be illlegal? I saw them on TV! and wht shops do they reapiar CD? The only ones here are Gamestop,EB, and rhino.
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well, since you do have the original cd key (right?) I don't think it would be that bad if you just downloaded the OS and burned it on a dvd.
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Try the program BLIND WRITE this is an excellent software for copying scratched disc's, I have used it successfully many times.
Run it on the read only first, then burn option.
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where can I find that and what do I do when it is started?
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where can I find that and what do I do when it is started?
http://www.blindwrite.com/ This might only be a trial version but hey if it works first time it wont matter lol., if you want the full version just buy it from there website or look a bit deeper P2P
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haha, ok thanks anything I need to be careful of?
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I don't think of anything.
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Just right after I put my CD in the shredder
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If you go for the latter just make sure you scan the file before you open it, you should be fine
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well, since you do have the original cd key (right?) I don't think it would be that bad if you just downloaded the OS and burned it on a dvd.
i agree you have technically bought the software so i dnt think it is illegal ?
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Just right after I put my CD in the shredder
Did you try Blindwrite? if so did it copy your scratched disc?
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Trying it now, just got the chance do download it ( I was at scholl) i will terll you how it goes.
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what mode do I use? and what type of CD am i making it (.ISO, etc.?
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well, since you do have the original cd key (right?) I don't think it would be that bad if you just downloaded the OS and burned it on a dvd.
ya, just torrent xp, and burn it to a cd, as long as you have the key when you load it that genuine you'll be fine.
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Put your scratched CD into a drive then select read and send the file to a destination folder to burn later, once its read the disc, then you can burn it. hopefully it will read it enough to copy and all the files so you can burn it. fingers crossed.
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ok, I will give rep to you guys for help (need to focus on this first) I have it saved but what type of disk type do I burn it to?, It says things like, audio,iso,damaged sector?) which one, i'll try automatic first but thanks for all the help.
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