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User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11660 posts, RR: 15
Posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1558 times:

About a month ago, my laptop crashed. I got the recovery disks from HP and got that all taken care of. We were visiting Carson City, Nevada at the time. The tech there was kind enough to burn information from My Documents, My Favorites, and my Desktop onto a DVD-R for me. I have since gotten most of the stuff back on the laptop and the CD/DVD drive recognizes that the DVD burned in Carson is there and has information on it. Accessing the information is EXTREMELY slow. I have been trying to copy even one .jpg at a time by drag-and-drop or copy and paste or move file but nothing works. I get error messeges of all kinds. All I really want are the pics. My Favories and My Desktop are not important to me. So, what can I do to get this DVD to at least let me transfer the pics?


Life in the wall is a drag.
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User currently offlineAfterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1211 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1532 times:

Have you tried to read the DVD using another computer?

User currently offlineAustinAirport From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 643 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1526 times:

Maybe your laptop's optical drive has a really slow read/write rate?
Hmm.. sounds kinda funky.
Are you on an XP machine?



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User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11660 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1495 times:



Quoting Afterburner (Reply 1):
Have you tried to read the DVD using another computer?

Three different machines, actually. One even has a DVD burner on it. But, the laptop, where the information origionally came from, is actually opening the disc and allowing me to get into the desktop, favorites and my documents folders. The two other machines are not letting me get that far. Not even the machine with the DVD burner.

Quoting AustinAirport (Reply 2):
Are you on an XP machine?

Yes. All three I tried reading the disc are XP. The original OS was XP.



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineAfterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1211 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1477 times:

Maybe the technician burned the DVD using older DVD burner or used bad/cheap DVD-R disc when burning your data.

User currently offlineAustinAirport From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 643 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

Well I can't for the life of me figure out why it would behave that way.
Really strange.
I would try and Download a Linux distribution (a Live One) and install it on a USB Stick (this is useful for a number of things) then while booted into the Linux distro, pop the CD in.
This will help you troubleshoot, I mean it could be the DVD, it could be XP acting funky.
Anyway, If the disk is readable in Linux, you could copy the files over to another USB and get to them that way.
I know it seems extreme. But that's my advice. LOL



Whoever said you can do anything you set your mind to has obviously never tried to slam a revolving door!!!
User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11660 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1439 times:



Quoting AustinAirport (Reply 5):
I know it seems extreme. But that's my advice. LOL

It sounds like a good idea, but I am not computer literate. I will keep that in mind when I get desparate. Besides, I don't think I have a USB memory that big. 2GB is the largest one I have at my disposal. I am going to try the self-printing kiosk at Walgreens later.



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineCheetahC From South Africa, joined Apr 2009, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1436 times:

Have you taken ownership of the files you are trying to access/copy?

User currently offlineGolfradio From Canada, joined Jun 2009, 770 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

Try to dump the DVD on your local drive with a DVD copying software. Freeware like dvdshrink will allow you to burn the DVD image as an ISO file on your local drive.

If this works then your home free. All you have to do is use software like IZArc to open the ISO image and extract your files.

For obvious reasons you will not be able to download dvdshrink from their website. But google for it and you shall find download links easily.
dvdshrink

For ISO extraction you can use IZArc, another awesome open source freeware utility.
http://www.izarc.org/


User currently offlineAustinAirport From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 643 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1426 times:



Quoting Seb146 (Reply 6):
It sounds like a good idea, but I am not computer literate. I will keep that in mind when I get desparate. Besides, I don't think I have a USB memory that big. 2GB is the largest one I have at my disposal. I am going to try the self-printing kiosk at Walgreens later.

that's perfect. I have Ubuntu (a Linux Distro) on a 1GB USB.

http://www.teamteabag.com/2008/08/13...-usb-the-easy-way-with-unetbootin/
That link should help you if you do decide to use this method.
Plus, Ubuntu on a USB is useful for tons of other things.



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