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 PostPost subject: CD rot        Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:34 am 
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Recently while going through a bag of Microsoft Flight Simulator related material I got sent I ran across a CD of Europe I scenery for Microsoft Flight Simulator. According to the copyright, the CD should be from 1994. Its part number is 10007-000 and it has "incl. Demo: FS5 - NEWS.AVI Flight Shop Las Vegas Tower" emblazoned on the CD. It also came with the entire book. All this was in a box of Microsoft Flight Simulator 95 (in bad condition :()
Unfortunately, my CD of this contains so-called "CD rot" in the center of the disc. See my photo of the CD below:
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The enlarged area shows some CD rot on the inner ("plastic") hub of the CD. What you can't really see in this picture is that the CD rot protrudes into the mirror band of the disc. It doesn't seem to have damaged the data side of the CD though, so I may be in luck there.
Has anyone else successfully imaged and/or tried recovering CDs with this kind of damage? Or am I doing the best by throwing the CD away?

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 PostPost subject: Re: CD rot        Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:39 am 
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There's no data stored in that area of the disc. It probably works fine.

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 PostPost subject: Re: CD rot        Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:47 am 
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As long as the rot spread onto just the upper side, you're fine. Would be quick about cloning that thing, though.
When cloning, I'd recommend 1x or 2x read speed. 1x is best, however.

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 PostPost subject: Re: CD rot        Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:51 am 
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Don't throw it away, it's fine. That's just the plastic part. You should be able to image that CD without a problem, provided there's no damage to the data part of it.

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 PostPost subject: Re: CD rot        Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:32 pm 
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If it happens to the data part of the disk you'll have problems, so I'd make a backup of it as soon as you can.

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 PostPost subject: Re: CD rot        Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:25 pm 
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Do you can upload iso?


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 PostPost subject: Re: CD rot        Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:04 am 
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puszekkk wrote:
Do you can upload iso?

He will have hopefully scanned and dumped the disc properly, as per BA guidelines.
It should be on FTP, provided it was approved.

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