Months of data lost...

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Harsky, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. Harsky
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    Bit of a backstory. It all began when I bought a GC and put a modchip into it. Now, the problem was that it required a certain disc with a certain dye to make the games run properly so I bought a bunch of DVD-R with G04 dye. Then I realised I had more than I needed so I ended up using some to burn data to.

    Fast forward to today. and I pull up some DVD discs because I needed to get a data off one.

    Wouldn't read.

    No problem. I thought. I could just redownload it again later.

    Tried again with another disc. Also no read. And another and another.

    Then something hit me. All the data were burned onto a blank DVD with G04 are the ones that wouldn't read which means I am now left with FIFTY discs that do the same things on me. Is there such a thing as a program that can pull data from discs that doesn't run or am I living in a day dream?
     
  2. BigX

    BigX GBAtemp Regular

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    over there
    you could try to load the disc in a different drive.
    With IsoBuster you can check the media sector wise and also the file system.
    Have you used some kind of verify during your burnings? I allways recommend to check a burnd media at least once directly after burning!
     
  3. Veho

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    There are thousands of programs that recover data from a bad DVD, but they all depend on the nature of the error. Most types of DVD deterioration poke unreadable holes in the DVD and eat away at the edges, but leave most of the data readable. You should be able to recover most of your data this way.

    Man, crappy DVDs piss me off. It's supposed to be "permanent storage", but they fall apart in a year [​IMG]

    I'm switching to tapes.
     
  4. Psyfira

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    I'll second that, if only one or two wouldn't read you could put it down to corruption or deterioration, but the chance of a whole pack failing at the same time sounds a bit crazy to me. More specifically, are you using the same drive to read them that you used to write to them? (I ask because I know your hardware turnover rate is pretty high so it wouldn't surprise me if the drive had gotten upgraded along the way [​IMG] )
     
  5. Harsky
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    I did that. I dug out my old DVD-rewriter that came from my old PC that I burned everything on. Hooked it up to a IDE to USB. STILL the same problem. Very frustrating because I realised that I never chose "verify" when I was burning the disc
     
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  8. BoneMonkey

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    so you lost all your porn dvd backups :-(
     
  9. skarthebloodchild

    skarthebloodchild Keep It Old School

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    that's something very irritating that has happened to me with anime dvds.
    some of them i redownloaded and a lot i just smashed the dvds [​IMG]
     
  10. HelloKitty

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    hmm.. I don't understand you could burn the data to the DVD and it didn't give any errors while burning? But now, I don't get why that same drive can't read the discs.
     
  11. Harsky
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    Nah, all the porn are backed up on a back up of a back up (okay you get the point)
     
  12. kellyan95

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    Use DVD Identifier to make sure you didn't get knockoff discs. And always enable data verification