Recovering music/data from a damaged CD

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ElectricEye

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Friends,

I got a very favorite music CD, It used to play ok in every CD player and computer. For a couple of years I didn't used it, and now that I tried to play it again, it does not play anywhere. I tried playing in ly laptop, nothing; in my desktop, nothing... computers don't even recognize it anymore.

I would liketo know if anyone knows a way of fixing it. It has no scratches whatsoever... it just shows as if there's nothing in the cd drive...

Your kind help is very much appreciated.
 
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thaught it might be

unfortunatly with burnable disks, there's this thing called disk rot, basicly over time the crystal structure breaks down, all you can do is try it in some more computers to see if one will read it.

sorry i cant give you better news..

if anyone else has an idea hopefully they will post.
 

1002richards

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Hi,
You could have a look at the Unstoppable Copier. Review below from here:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-file-copy-utility.htm

"For those files that that simply won't copy due to problems such as bad sectors and scratches on the disk, Unstoppable Copier is still the best at getting around these specific types of problems. This amazing program attempt to recover every readable piece of a file and put the pieces together. Using this method most types of files can be made usable even if some parts were not recoverable in the end. The program will attempt to recover every readable piece of a file and put the pieces together. Using this method most types of files can be made usable even if some parts were not recoverable in the end. It is just the program for recovering partly corrupted files as well as well as getting your information off scratched CDs and DVDs, aging floppies and failing hard drives. Don't expect it to perform miracles though; some disks are just too physically damaged to allow data recovery."
 
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I don't know about other people, but if you use that unstoppable copier, be ready to wait a LONG time once it get's to the corrupted data. I'm using it now (for some reason my Company of Heroes DVD doesn't work, no physical damage) and after...about 10 mins I've recovered 2.5KB of data. But the point is it HAS recovered them, which is more than I can say about everything else I've tried.
 

ElectricEye

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Sorry, fellows, It didn't worked out... apparently the disk is severely damaged. Strange, the disk seems perfectly OK, but when in the drive, the PC doesn't even recognize it or show it is there...

Any more ideas? I'm ready to try them all!! Haha!
 
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Sorry, fellows, It didn't worked out... apparently the disk is severely damaged. Strange, the disk seems perfectly OK, but when in the drive, the PC doesn't even recognize it or show it is there...

Any more ideas? I'm ready to try them all!! Haha!
your drive shows up in my computer dosent it, i mean it's like you havent inserted a disk right?
 

ElectricEye

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Yes: Device is there in the My Computer list: CD/DVD Drive (D: ). But when I insert a usable CD it will read: Music CD or the name of the data disk. in this case, when I insert my CD it seems as if I have not inserted any disk.
 

dustyjay

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Have you tried this disc in another computer? Or in a regular CD Player?
 
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