Bad Sectors

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Smoke286, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. Smoke286

    Smoke286 Smokeater

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    How can I check a CD ROM for bad sectors?
     
  2. LeeJend

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    Do you mean a blank or one that is already burned?

    Blank - No sectors until you burn it. CD Roms use data correction methods to make up for bad sectors. There are always plenty.

    Burned - Try reading it. If it comes baack with an error it's had surface damage.

    If your asking about intentional bad sectors used in copy protection, that is a cracking question. Such discussions are discouraged on this forum.
     
  3. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Nero has useful data verification function. Are you trying to overburn? That's really the time to be checking for bad sectors.
     
  4. Smoke286

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    No I was wondering if there is software similar to Scandisk, or Checkdisk as its called in XP that will work to test a CD. I loaned one to a friend and he sent it back saying it had bad sectors. I was wondering how he would check for that.
     
  5. Smoke286

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    Why does someone always presuming a question has something to do with cracking? I wouldn't know how to crack my way out of a paper bag.
    :eek:
     
  6. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    you put crack in a paper bag?
     
  7. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Bad sectors occur on CDs a whole lot more often than on HDDs. Data verificaion is what you need - not scanning for bad sectors.
     
  8. Gouk

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    Use the Surface Scan in Nero CD Speed, thats what I use to scan for bad or damaged sectors on CDs/DVDs.
     
  9. Smoke286

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    Never mind, I was talking to the guy again, he said it turned out there was nothing wrong with the CD it was some problem with his computer
     
  10. Smoke286

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    Well you gotta put your crack in something