How do I repair a corrupt CD-RW?

  Ollyolly 20:17 03 May 2008

I have been putting images onto a CD-RW. Today it showed up as nearly full, 47Mb of free space.
Since then Windows won't recognise the disc and suggests it may be damaged or corrupt.

I've cleaned my drive unit and I've tried the disc on two other computers but I get the same message.

Does anyone know how I might get my images off the disc?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:47 03 May 2008

Badcopy Pro click here
CDCheck click here

  MCE2K5 20:50 03 May 2008

CDCheck click here

  Ollyolly 09:59 04 May 2008

Fruit Bat & MCE2K5,

Thanks for your posting.

I've tried both suggestions but no sucess I'm afraid.

CDCheck aborted saying there were errors.

BadCopyPro did find 1 image file after around 45 minutes of scanning. The file was viewable. I'm guessing there may be around a 1000 images in total. At that rate it might take 750 hours or 4 weeks to complete the scan. Ummmm!

Looks like I'll put this down to a bad experience.

Thanks again.

  Arnie 12:13 04 May 2008

Could this info be of any help to you.

IsoBuster lets you explore a CD's File System while bypassing Windows. It is a CD/DVD and (Disk)Image File data recovery tool that can read and extract files, tracks and sessions from CD-i, VCD, SVCD, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, DVD, DVCD and others.

click here

  Arnie 12:40 04 May 2008

BTW did you save your images to CD-RW using Nero’s packet writing software, (InCD)?
If so, I do not find this or other UDF software writing systems 100% reliable.

I too on the odd occasion have been let down by them.

I save my images etc. by making data CDs. I have always found this method to be reliable.

  Ollyolly 15:22 04 May 2008


Thanks for your posting.
Yes I did use InCD to write the images.

Alas, IsoBuster found the one 577Mb track that BadCopy Pro did and 2 images. It now seems reluctant to run to a finish. I need to get on with other things at the moment so I'll try later.

I'll let you know how I get on.


  Pineman100 15:42 04 May 2008

I can't help with your problem, I'm afraid. But I just wanted to recommend you not to use rewritable CD's in future. I've always found them unreliable.

CD-R's are much more reliable, and so cheap that it's not worth the risk of using CD-RW's.

  woodchip 17:00 04 May 2008

You could try that little program that I have if they are Jpeg photos

  Ollyolly 17:18 04 May 2008

Point taken.
We all learn the hardway.
Thanks anyway

  Ollyolly 17:19 04 May 2008

The files in question are scanned images saved as .jpg.
What little program do you have that we don't then?

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