On this page I am going to layout what is (hopefully!) a logical set of steps to follow so that you can firstly identify a problem you may be having with an optical disc followed by some steps you can take to correct that problem. The sequence here should apply to just about any situation you have with a DVD, CD or game disc regardless of whether the disc contains just data or … [Read more...] about A Step by Step Guide to DVD CD or Game Disc Repair
A range of information and advice on dealing with all types of optical discs from CDs and DVDs through to Blu-ray.
Tips and tutorials on burning, repairing and recovering from disc failures or errors.
Regardless of what is causing the problem, provided it is not something covered elsewhere on this site, what we first need to do is to get the data off the disc. We cannot manipulate or change the data while it is still on the disc regardless of type so to begin with we are going to use a software program called Isobuster and the good news is that if you are lucky the free … [Read more...] about Data Recovery for all Optical Discs Such as DVDs CDs and Game Discs
The procedures described here can be used to repair scratched DVDs, Cds and game discs or used for cleaning up dirty, scuffed or marked discs. If you arrived at this page seeking advice on recovering data from a disc that seems to have no physical damage then go to THIS PAGE to get started. If the idea of a "Do It Yourself" solution to repairing your discs seems a little … [Read more...] about How to Clean or Repair Scratched DVDs CDs and Game Discs
There are a few possible scenarios that could have led to you having a disc that is unfinalized: For whatever reason you have a disc which a reading device or software is specifically saying is unfinalized. The finalization process was (or you suspect it was) begun on a disc and for some reason failed. In the case of some camcorders or DVD recorders, the disc was … [Read more...] about A Step by Step Guide for Dealing With Unfinalized DVD Discs
On this page I have outlined and summarized the features of the main software solutions I have used over the years for repairing or recovering data from various types of optical.s discs. Generally speaking there is no real need to discern between software that works for CDs, DVDs or Blu-Ray discs as these days they cover them all. Each example of recovery software listed on … [Read more...] about A Guide to CD, DVD, Blu-ray and Game Disc Recovery Software