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Michael A. Covington

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Jan 1, 2004, 6:13:17 PM1/1/04
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Further to recent questions in rec.photo.darkroom, I checked, and I had
absolutely no difficulty reading CD-Rs that I recorded in mid-1999 (my
oldest ones). I didn't just open files; I copied the oldest CD, entire, to
hard disk.

Query: Is there any software that can report on minor difficulties reading a
CD (retries, or whatever) below the level that would cause the data to be
unreadable?


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Some Dude

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Jan 1, 2004, 7:32:33 PM1/1/04
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Michael-

Take a look at CD X Rescue? It purports to repair bad CDR's. (Of
course, your mileage may vary).

http://www.burnworld.com/software/dvdburning/321studios/cd-x-rescue.htm

I haven't personally used it but its worth a shot..


Michael A. Covington

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Jan 1, 2004, 8:35:28 PM1/1/04
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"Some Dude" <so...@dude.net> wrote in message
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Yes... it analyzes the readability of discs... interesting! I'll look at
it.


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