CD Recovery software?

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Hi Group can anyone offer me some tips on CD recovery software that works?

I have tried about 8 (trial versions) so far they all say they can recovery
if I pay anywhere from 29.95 to 59.95.

If anyone knows of one that really works please let me know.

TIA
Ray
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    Wacko wrote:
    > Hi Group can anyone offer me some tips on CD recovery software that works?
    >
    > I have tried about 8 (trial versions) so far they all say they can recovery
    > if I pay anywhere from 29.95 to 59.95.
    >
    > If anyone knows of one that really works please let me know.
    >
    > TIA
    > Ray
    >

    Ray,

    I'd first see if I could remove the physical imperfects that are
    inhibiting your ability to read the CD. I've had great success with
    treating CD and DVDs like on would the finish on an automobile. Buffing
    compound and a moist cotton ball for the most serious scratches and
    polish for the shallow ones. I use a mix of Armor-all and rubbing
    alcohol for the final cleaning to remove any polish haze. Be sure to
    work from the center of the CD out. If you go around in circles, you
    run the risk of increasing the misreads.

    Good luck,

    Mellow
  2. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    Next!
    "Dr. Mellow" <Mellow@spamblock.com> wrote in message
    news:dar6ru$dce$1@domitilla.aioe.org...
    > Wacko wrote:
    > > Hi Group can anyone offer me some tips on CD recovery software that
    works?
    > >
    > > I have tried about 8 (trial versions) so far they all say they can
    recovery
    > > if I pay anywhere from 29.95 to 59.95.
    > >
    > > If anyone knows of one that really works please let me know.
    > >
    > > TIA
    > > Ray
    > >
    >
    > Ray,
    >
    > I'd first see if I could remove the physical imperfects that are
    > inhibiting your ability to read the CD. I've had great success with
    > treating CD and DVDs like on would the finish on an automobile. Buffing
    > compound and a moist cotton ball for the most serious scratches and
    > polish for the shallow ones. I use a mix of Armor-all and rubbing
    > alcohol for the final cleaning to remove any polish haze. Be sure to
    > work from the center of the CD out. If you go around in circles, you
    > run the risk of increasing the misreads.
    >
    > Good luck,
    >
    > Mellow
  3. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    What are you trying to recover? (Operating System, user program, internet
    connectability, etc?)

    "Wacko" <wacko_ray_fotiNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:HJbAe.1562$zj4.555@trndny06...
    > Next!
    > "Dr. Mellow" <Mellow@spamblock.com> wrote in message
    > news:dar6ru$dce$1@domitilla.aioe.org...
    >> Wacko wrote:
    >> > Hi Group can anyone offer me some tips on CD recovery software that
    > works?
    >> >
    >> > I have tried about 8 (trial versions) so far they all say they can
    > recovery
    >> > if I pay anywhere from 29.95 to 59.95.
    >> >
    >> > If anyone knows of one that really works please let me know.
    >> >
    >> > TIA
    >> > Ray
    >> >
    >>
    >> Ray,
    >>
    >> I'd first see if I could remove the physical imperfects that are
    >> inhibiting your ability to read the CD. I've had great success with
    >> treating CD and DVDs like on would the finish on an automobile. Buffing
    >> compound and a moist cotton ball for the most serious scratches and
    >> polish for the shallow ones. I use a mix of Armor-all and rubbing
    >> alcohol for the final cleaning to remove any polish haze. Be sure to
    >> work from the center of the CD out. If you go around in circles, you
    >> run the risk of increasing the misreads.
    >>
    >> Good luck,
    >>
    >> Mellow
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    Mostly cad files with some office files thrown in and some pp presentations.
    I have about 8 months worth of work on them. When I first wrote them to the
    discs they worked fine. Two days ago I popped one in and it keeps giving me
    media read errors. I have 12 disecs and 3 of them are unreadable. Without
    the three unreadable the rest are worthless to me.

    Thanks
    Ray


    "Tom Clydesdale" <t.clydesdale.nospam@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:RK6dnW_Q05fC1kzfRVn-3g@comcast.com...
    > What are you trying to recover? (Operating System, user program, internet
    > connectability, etc?)
    >
    > "Wacko" <wacko_ray_fotiNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:HJbAe.1562$zj4.555@trndny06...
    > > Next!
    > > "Dr. Mellow" <Mellow@spamblock.com> wrote in message
    > > news:dar6ru$dce$1@domitilla.aioe.org...
    > >> Wacko wrote:
    > >> > Hi Group can anyone offer me some tips on CD recovery software that
    > > works?
    > >> >
    > >> > I have tried about 8 (trial versions) so far they all say they can
    > > recovery
    > >> > if I pay anywhere from 29.95 to 59.95.
    > >> >
    > >> > If anyone knows of one that really works please let me know.
    > >> >
    > >> > TIA
    > >> > Ray
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >> Ray,
    > >>
    > >> I'd first see if I could remove the physical imperfects that are
    > >> inhibiting your ability to read the CD. I've had great success with
    > >> treating CD and DVDs like on would the finish on an automobile.
    Buffing
    > >> compound and a moist cotton ball for the most serious scratches and
    > >> polish for the shallow ones. I use a mix of Armor-all and rubbing
    > >> alcohol for the final cleaning to remove any polish haze. Be sure to
    > >> work from the center of the CD out. If you go around in circles, you
    > >> run the risk of increasing the misreads.
    > >>
    > >> Good luck,
    > >>
    > >> Mellow
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    I'm assuming that you created cd/dvd's with data upon it that you want/need
    to recover. My first suggestion would be to try them on a different
    computer - your cd/dvd-r/w drive sounds as though it's becoming flakey.
    Perhaps you could copy them on a differenct computer? (Same possibilities
    exist if the data were stored on floppies, tapes or zip discs.)

    Sorry, I've not had any experience with data recovery software but know from
    previous articles that it can be very expensive to get a good job. Perhaps
    Dr. Mellow's suggestion isn't too far afield if there is any chance at all
    that the discs are damaged even the slightest bit.

    Good luck.

    "Wacko" <wacko_ray_fotiNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:h%dAe.5206$rx4.1982@trndny05...
    > Mostly cad files with some office files thrown in and some pp
    > presentations.
    > I have about 8 months worth of work on them. When I first wrote them to
    > the
    > discs they worked fine. Two days ago I popped one in and it keeps giving
    > me
    > media read errors. I have 12 disecs and 3 of them are unreadable. Without
    > the three unreadable the rest are worthless to me.
    >
    > Thanks
    > Ray
    >
    >
    > "Tom Clydesdale" <t.clydesdale.nospam@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:RK6dnW_Q05fC1kzfRVn-3g@comcast.com...
    >> What are you trying to recover? (Operating System, user program,
    >> internet
    >> connectability, etc?)
    >>
    >> "Wacko" <wacko_ray_fotiNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:HJbAe.1562$zj4.555@trndny06...
    >> > Next!
    >> > "Dr. Mellow" <Mellow@spamblock.com> wrote in message
    >> > news:dar6ru$dce$1@domitilla.aioe.org...
    >> >> Wacko wrote:
    >> >> > Hi Group can anyone offer me some tips on CD recovery software that
    >> > works?
    >> >> >
    >> >> > I have tried about 8 (trial versions) so far they all say they can
    >> > recovery
    >> >> > if I pay anywhere from 29.95 to 59.95.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > If anyone knows of one that really works please let me know.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > TIA
    >> >> > Ray
    >> >> >
    >> >>
    >> >> Ray,
    >> >>
    >> >> I'd first see if I could remove the physical imperfects that are
    >> >> inhibiting your ability to read the CD. I've had great success with
    >> >> treating CD and DVDs like on would the finish on an automobile.
    > Buffing
    >> >> compound and a moist cotton ball for the most serious scratches and
    >> >> polish for the shallow ones. I use a mix of Armor-all and rubbing
    >> >> alcohol for the final cleaning to remove any polish haze. Be sure to
    >> >> work from the center of the CD out. If you go around in circles, you
    >> >> run the risk of increasing the misreads.
    >> >>
    >> >> Good luck,
    >> >>
    >> >> Mellow
    >> >
    >> >
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    The disks are like new on the surface. I made them, tried them, and stored
    them. I have tried them on other machines. I get some of the data but not
    all of it.
    I need a CD Recovery program that is known to work.

    Thanks
    Ray
    "Tom Clydesdale" <t.clydesdale.nospam@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:8dWdnRctkr3b4EzfRVn-uA@comcast.com...
    > I'm assuming that you created cd/dvd's with data upon it that you
    want/need
    > to recover. My first suggestion would be to try them on a different
    > computer - your cd/dvd-r/w drive sounds as though it's becoming flakey.
    > Perhaps you could copy them on a differenct computer? (Same possibilities
    > exist if the data were stored on floppies, tapes or zip discs.)
    >
    > Sorry, I've not had any experience with data recovery software but know
    from
    > previous articles that it can be very expensive to get a good job. Perhaps
    > Dr. Mellow's suggestion isn't too far afield if there is any chance at all
    > that the discs are damaged even the slightest bit.
    >
    > Good luck.
    >
    > "Wacko" <wacko_ray_fotiNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:h%dAe.5206$rx4.1982@trndny05...
    > > Mostly cad files with some office files thrown in and some pp
    > > presentations.
    > > I have about 8 months worth of work on them. When I first wrote them to
    > > the
    > > discs they worked fine. Two days ago I popped one in and it keeps giving
    > > me
    > > media read errors. I have 12 disecs and 3 of them are unreadable.
    Without
    > > the three unreadable the rest are worthless to me.
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > > Ray
    > >
    > >
    > > "Tom Clydesdale" <t.clydesdale.nospam@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > > news:RK6dnW_Q05fC1kzfRVn-3g@comcast.com...
    > >> What are you trying to recover? (Operating System, user program,
    > >> internet
    > >> connectability, etc?)
    > >>
    > >> "Wacko" <wacko_ray_fotiNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:HJbAe.1562$zj4.555@trndny06...
    > >> > Next!
    > >> > "Dr. Mellow" <Mellow@spamblock.com> wrote in message
    > >> > news:dar6ru$dce$1@domitilla.aioe.org...
    > >> >> Wacko wrote:
    > >> >> > Hi Group can anyone offer me some tips on CD recovery software
    that
    > >> > works?
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > I have tried about 8 (trial versions) so far they all say they can
    > >> > recovery
    > >> >> > if I pay anywhere from 29.95 to 59.95.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > If anyone knows of one that really works please let me know.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > TIA
    > >> >> > Ray
    > >> >> >
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Ray,
    > >> >>
    > >> >> I'd first see if I could remove the physical imperfects that are
    > >> >> inhibiting your ability to read the CD. I've had great success with
    > >> >> treating CD and DVDs like on would the finish on an automobile.
    > > Buffing
    > >> >> compound and a moist cotton ball for the most serious scratches and
    > >> >> polish for the shallow ones. I use a mix of Armor-all and rubbing
    > >> >> alcohol for the final cleaning to remove any polish haze. Be sure
    to
    > >> >> work from the center of the CD out. If you go around in circles,
    you
    > >> >> run the risk of increasing the misreads.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Good luck,
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Mellow
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >>
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  7. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    Wacko wrote:
    > Next!

    Is that my thanks for trying to help? Well, screw you dickhead!

    Not so Mellow


    > "Dr. Mellow" <Mellow@spamblock.com> wrote in message
    > news:dar6ru$dce$1@domitilla.aioe.org...
    >
    >>Wacko wrote:
    >>
    >>>Hi Group can anyone offer me some tips on CD recovery software that
    >
    > works?
    >
    >>>I have tried about 8 (trial versions) so far they all say they can
    >
    > recovery
    >
    >>>if I pay anywhere from 29.95 to 59.95.
    >>>
    >>>If anyone knows of one that really works please let me know.
    >>>
    >>>TIA
    >>>Ray
    >>>
    >>
    >>Ray,
    >>
    >>I'd first see if I could remove the physical imperfects that are
    >>inhibiting your ability to read the CD. I've had great success with
    >>treating CD and DVDs like on would the finish on an automobile. Buffing
    >>compound and a moist cotton ball for the most serious scratches and
    >>polish for the shallow ones. I use a mix of Armor-all and rubbing
    >>alcohol for the final cleaning to remove any polish haze. Be sure to
    >>work from the center of the CD out. If you go around in circles, you
    >>run the risk of increasing the misreads.
    >>
    >>Good luck,
    >>
    >>Mellow
    >
    >
    >
  8. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    >> >> > Hi Group can anyone offer me some tips on CD recovery software that
    >> > works?
    >> >> >
    >> >> > I have tried about 8 (trial versions) so far they all say they can
    >> > recovery
    >> >> > if I pay anywhere from 29.95 to 59.95.
    >> >> >
    ..................................................
    My suggestions:

    First, go and purchase a really good CD/DVD burner.
    I recommend Plextor. Mine has NEVER let me down & reads all the CDs
    that other drives can only spin round & round.
    You will likely need a new burner anyway, else this problem will
    reoccur.
    A good drive, good media & resonable burning speed puts an end to disc
    rot.

    I'm sure you will recopy the CDs that still work too!!

    You probablly wont need it but heres a link to CD recovery software:
    http://www.isobuster.com/

    I use isobuster frequently, but never for data recovery.
    Not sure what the free version will do.
  9. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    Thanks gg I'll give it a try. I do have a plextor dvdrw drive/Plextor
    professional tools.
    I don't know what happened. I checked all
    disks before putting them away and all worked fine.
    Are there any rules of thumb as far as how big each
    folder can be or how many files can be put in each folder etc.?

    Thanks again


    "gg" <noway@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:cvt8d1lvb888dbr7e0k4oupkotqi10vfk4@4ax.com...
    >
    > >> >> > Hi Group can anyone offer me some tips on CD recovery software
    that
    > >> > works?
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > I have tried about 8 (trial versions) so far they all say they can
    > >> > recovery
    > >> >> > if I pay anywhere from 29.95 to 59.95.
    > >> >> >
    > .................................................
    > My suggestions:
    >
    > First, go and purchase a really good CD/DVD burner.
    > I recommend Plextor. Mine has NEVER let me down & reads all the CDs
    > that other drives can only spin round & round.
    > You will likely need a new burner anyway, else this problem will
    > reoccur.
    > A good drive, good media & resonable burning speed puts an end to disc
    > rot.
    >
    > I'm sure you will recopy the CDs that still work too!!
    >
    > You probablly wont need it but heres a link to CD recovery software:
    > http://www.isobuster.com/
    >
    > I use isobuster frequently, but never for data recovery.
    > Not sure what the free version will do.
  10. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    Glad to hear you already own a plextor, although everything eventually
    fails, it is unlikely that that is is problem, although the laser will
    not be as strong as it was when new.
    Most likely the problem is the media.
    AFAIK there is no limit on number of files, but I have not researched
    this. A few other file systems for floppys and HDD had some limits for
    number in the root directory. I have filled a CD with a single large
    700MB file, so that is not an issue.

    You might want to clean the lens, although if it reads all other CDs
    this is unlikely to be of benefit.
    On a cheap drive I use a CD with a brush molded into it. This would
    clean any dust, but might not remove a stray hair.
    For a proper job I take the drive apart & use a swab if necessary,
    while examining the lens.

    Fred at Langa.com did a report on CD rot a while back. He reported
    that the only consistent commonality with his failed CDs was that a
    label was covering the top. This raised the ire of the labeling folks
    as they claim that their adhesive is OK. I suspect at some time in the
    past some adhesives were not OK with some disks. Certain marking pens
    have also been suspect.

    I have only once had this problem. It affected both copies of a CD
    made during the same session. Six months later only the plextor was
    able to read them and I was able to make a copy onto a hi quality CD.
    This suggests that their are other factors involved, although perhaps
    it was just a case of two bad CDs in a row.

    Recently, I had a bad donut of Memorex Cds. Half way thru the donut,
    writing would fail at about the same spot in the discs. I have read
    that when the max speed of CD was increased a couple of years ago the
    error rates dramatically increased. I do not recall if the higher
    speed CDs were tested after being written to at a slower speed that
    would have been used historically for the slower speed CD available in
    the past.

    I did note that isobuster got good review from a number of reliable
    sources.

    Good luck.

    .........................................
    On Wed, 13 Jul 2005 04:50:16 GMT, "Wacko"
    <wacko_ray_fotiNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >Thanks gg I'll give it a try. I do have a plextor dvdrw drive/Plextor
    >professional tools.
    > I don't know what happened. I checked all
    >disks before putting them away and all worked fine.
    >Are there any rules of thumb as far as how big each
    >folder can be or how many files can be put in each folder etc.?
    >
    >Thanks again
    >
    >
    >
    >"gg" <noway@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >news:cvt8d1lvb888dbr7e0k4oupkotqi10vfk4@4ax.com...
    >>
    >> >> >> > Hi Group can anyone offer me some tips on CD recovery software
    >that
    >> >> > works?
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > I have tried about 8 (trial versions) so far they all say they can
    >> >> > recovery
    >> >> >> > if I pay anywhere from 29.95 to 59.95.
    >> >> >> >
    >> .................................................
    >> My suggestions:
    >>
    >> First, go and purchase a really good CD/DVD burner.
    >> I recommend Plextor. Mine has NEVER let me down & reads all the CDs
    >> that other drives can only spin round & round.
    >> You will likely need a new burner anyway, else this problem will
    >> reoccur.
    >> A good drive, good media & resonable burning speed puts an end to disc
    >> rot.
    >>
    >> I'm sure you will recopy the CDs that still work too!!
    >>
    >> You probablly wont need it but heres a link to CD recovery software:
    >> http://www.isobuster.com/
    >>
    >> I use isobuster frequently, but never for data recovery.
    >> Not sure what the free version will do.
    >
  11. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    Hey gg,
    Thanks SO much! That isobuster did the trick.
    And thanks for all of this information you gave it is appreciated.

    Thank You
    Ray
    "gg" <noway@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:8s5ad1lm5ua2gi4rvvfldbam7jao2ascjf@4ax.com...
    >
    > Glad to hear you already own a plextor, although everything eventually
    > fails, it is unlikely that that is is problem, although the laser will
    > not be as strong as it was when new.
    > Most likely the problem is the media.
    > AFAIK there is no limit on number of files, but I have not researched
    > this. A few other file systems for floppys and HDD had some limits for
    > number in the root directory. I have filled a CD with a single large
    > 700MB file, so that is not an issue.
    >
    > You might want to clean the lens, although if it reads all other CDs
    > this is unlikely to be of benefit.
    > On a cheap drive I use a CD with a brush molded into it. This would
    > clean any dust, but might not remove a stray hair.
    > For a proper job I take the drive apart & use a swab if necessary,
    > while examining the lens.
    >
    > Fred at Langa.com did a report on CD rot a while back. He reported
    > that the only consistent commonality with his failed CDs was that a
    > label was covering the top. This raised the ire of the labeling folks
    > as they claim that their adhesive is OK. I suspect at some time in the
    > past some adhesives were not OK with some disks. Certain marking pens
    > have also been suspect.
    >
    > I have only once had this problem. It affected both copies of a CD
    > made during the same session. Six months later only the plextor was
    > able to read them and I was able to make a copy onto a hi quality CD.
    > This suggests that their are other factors involved, although perhaps
    > it was just a case of two bad CDs in a row.
    >
    > Recently, I had a bad donut of Memorex Cds. Half way thru the donut,
    > writing would fail at about the same spot in the discs. I have read
    > that when the max speed of CD was increased a couple of years ago the
    > error rates dramatically increased. I do not recall if the higher
    > speed CDs were tested after being written to at a slower speed that
    > would have been used historically for the slower speed CD available in
    > the past.
    >
    > I did note that isobuster got good review from a number of reliable
    > sources.
    >
    > Good luck.
    >
    > ........................................
    > On Wed, 13 Jul 2005 04:50:16 GMT, "Wacko"
    > <wacko_ray_fotiNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > >Thanks gg I'll give it a try. I do have a plextor dvdrw drive/Plextor
    > >professional tools.
    > > I don't know what happened. I checked all
    > >disks before putting them away and all worked fine.
    > >Are there any rules of thumb as far as how big each
    > >folder can be or how many files can be put in each folder etc.?
    > >
    > >Thanks again
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >"gg" <noway@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > >news:cvt8d1lvb888dbr7e0k4oupkotqi10vfk4@4ax.com...
    > >>
    > >> >> >> > Hi Group can anyone offer me some tips on CD recovery software
    > >that
    > >> >> > works?
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > I have tried about 8 (trial versions) so far they all say they
    can
    > >> >> > recovery
    > >> >> >> > if I pay anywhere from 29.95 to 59.95.
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> .................................................
    > >> My suggestions:
    > >>
    > >> First, go and purchase a really good CD/DVD burner.
    > >> I recommend Plextor. Mine has NEVER let me down & reads all the CDs
    > >> that other drives can only spin round & round.
    > >> You will likely need a new burner anyway, else this problem will
    > >> reoccur.
    > >> A good drive, good media & resonable burning speed puts an end to disc
    > >> rot.
    > >>
    > >> I'm sure you will recopy the CDs that still work too!!
    > >>
    > >> You probablly wont need it but heres a link to CD recovery software:
    > >> http://www.isobuster.com/
    > >>
    > >> I use isobuster frequently, but never for data recovery.
    > >> Not sure what the free version will do.
    > >
    >
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