Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Smoke286, Sep 26, 2003.
How can I check a CD ROM for bad sectors?
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.
Nero has useful data verification function. Are you trying to overburn? That's really the time to be checking for bad sectors.
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.
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.
you put crack in a paper bag?
Bad sectors occur on CDs a whole lot more often than on HDDs. Data verificaion is what you need - not scanning for bad sectors.
Use the Surface Scan in Nero CD Speed, thats what I use to scan for bad or damaged sectors on CDs/DVDs.
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
Well you gotta put your crack in something