how to copy a recovery cd

January 21, 2011 at 19:03:16
Specs: Windows Me, 850/256
i have a hp pavilion n5450 and my recovery has alot of scratches is there a way to copy the cd and make a iso file out of it while the cd still reads

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#1
January 21, 2011 at 19:14:45
Just choose to 'copy entire disk' with you burner software. If it completes then you should have a good copy. You may need to experiment with copying at different speeds or different brand disks before you get a good copy.

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#2
January 21, 2011 at 21:47:29
thanks

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#3
January 21, 2011 at 23:52:30
You're welcome.

If you can't get it copied there are machines that can buff out scratches. Video stores often could do it. If you do it yourself you have to be careful as it's easy to make things worse. I used a car buffer on an old 95 cd and with virtually no effort I melted the cd surface.

The cleaning/polishing kits for plastic headlights might work but I'd only use the mildest abrasive on them. And those kits often come with a sealant you can apply last that will fill in any remaining scratches or those made by the buffing process. I've never tried using those kits on a cd so if you do, experiment with another disk first.

You can google something like buff cd scratches and get more ideas.

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January 23, 2011 at 09:53:07
Alright i will try that Thanks again

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#5
April 17, 2011 at 11:40:57
"I used a car buffer on an old 95 cd and with virtually no effort I melted the cd surface." DOHHH!!!

Ouch Dave. Gives me the shivers just thinking about that.

No1Mathew. I would go with the burning software as you first option as if you attempt to fix the scratches first you might end up in worse shape than you started.

Oh, you might try what I do sometimes with scratched disks and use a kleenex or soft cloth soaked in alcohol. Very and do mean very lightly run the kleenex over the top side. The reason is if you scratch that side and you are in serious trouble. lightly run the kleenex around the edge of the disk. Oh make sure and wipe dry the top and edge as well. On the bottom you can afford to be a bit more aggressive. Just don't don't get carried away. You might notice that there is a residue left behind. When you go to drying the bottom you might have rub a bit more to remove it all. You want to remove the residue so it looks like a disk that hasn't had anything done to it. (scratches will still be there though).

Anyway sometimes this brings a disk that I can't get to work back to life. At least temporarily. I would still suggest you using the burning software to make a backup copy even if you do get it working again.


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#6
April 17, 2011 at 13:57:30
... "No1matthew" you might of been right first time!

... I've used >>software<< in conjunction with the dvd/cd writer when it said "could'nt read the disc"

... somehow creates an iso image from which to make a working disk!
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