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    Default Data problems on a disc and Unstoppable Copier....

    I recently got two DVD's full of small files and to save some time I decided to quickly copy them on the HDD for processing.
    Needless to say it failed and Windows complained the disc can't be read.
    Tried a few filemanger that work better than Windows but still a lot of files that seemed lost.
    Making an image of the disc failed as well as even Alcohol120% gave up after an hour.
    That was when I remembered the good Roadkil - yes single "L"
    not only got all the files but so fast that I though the bad ones had been ignored.
    A quick check showed all files accounted for
    I have no clue why Windows fails so badly while this little program seemed to have no propblem at all but it is worth a try if your old dics refuse to reveal their data....
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    Absolutely, could have been something like a fingerprint on the surface or, worse still, a scratch. I've not needed unstoppable copier for some time, but it is the bees......well you know!

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    this stuff always reminds me of the old bill gates v gm story

    why do we need the NBN ? because the copper network is constipated & needs fibre

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    If Windows can mount a CD, but not read the data on it, then you can try as follows:

    Always take olive oil. With a lint-free cloth rub the oil in, then wipe the CD. It looks as new.

    In most cases it's enough effort to read the data.

    Made best experiences with this method.

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    The olive oil trick sounds like it might be good, but, and a big but, here, the oil must needs be thoroughly cleaned off the disk before going anywhere near the optical drive or you might end up with a drive that also needs replacing. Oil and dirt do have an affinity for one another.

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