Unrecoverable read errors

  paulhicko 11:38 17 Jun 2003

I've been trying to create a back-up of my daughter's Sims PC game using Nero 5 Burning Rom but I keep getting 'unrecoverable read error' messages flashing up. Has anyone come across these before - and if so is there anything I can do about it?


  AndySD 12:35 17 Jun 2003

Try using Clonecd .... you can try the evaluation version from click here

  Pesala 19:05 17 Jun 2003

If you are using CD-RW media that have been used many times before, you may get these errors. Another possibility is the burn speed. Some modern drives can burn much faster than some media can handle. I doubt whether there is any fault with the Software itself, just the wrong settings, faulty or poor quality media, or perhaps a faulty drive.

You could also try making a drive image on your hard disk first. My DVD drive often has problems reading prerecorded CDs, but the CD-RW drive can always manage fine. DVD drives work best with DVD disks, and not so good with standard CDs. That is what I understand anyway. Someone else may correct me.

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