Backing up a DVD

AbhishekS

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Of late, my laptop's DVD-ROM has been giving a lot of problems to me. It isn't being able to read CDs/DVDs. Each time I have to eject the disc, then insert it and do the entire process a lot of times for the CD/DVD to be read.

This problem has irritated me for a while now. There are many games which need the CD/DVD to be inserted, and each time when I change the discs, it takes away at least 5-6 minutes.

Is there a way by which I can back up the discs in my HDD and play the games without inserting each CD/DVD every time?

And the problem is DVD specific. For instance, the DVD of Ashes Cricket 09 is read in 2-3 attempts but that of NBA 2K11 takes at least 7-8 attempts for the laptop to read the disc. Is it a problem with my laptop or the DVDs?
 

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I'd say it's your DVD drive. I'm not sure if it'd work but you could make an image of your disc and then mount it using image mounting software.
 

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This is the same damned problem I'm facing. I thought it was my DVD ROM. But, it reads other DVDs than game discs absolutely fine. AC09 is pathetic. I've to eject it numerous times to play again if I quit.

Also, image mounting won't work. I tried for AC09 but it says insert original disc.
 

AbhishekS

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This is the same damned problem I'm facing. I thought it was my DVD ROM. But, it reads other DVDs than game discs absolutely fine. AC09 is pathetic. I've to eject it numerous times to play again if I quit.
Yeah, most of the discs work perfectly for me too. Even AC09 is fine but NBA 2K11 is just pathetic.

And I guess if we re-install the games, mount them in a virtual drive and then install them, then it should be fine.
 

Pranav

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I had this issue with my previous computer. This is usually due to a disc which has scratches on it + dirt on the lens of your DVD drive.

Buy a lens cleaner and run it as per the instructions given on the pack. Next, spray some deo on the shiny part of the disc and wipe it with a dry cloth and then try to install it.

Should definitely improve the situation in my opinion.
 

AbhishekS

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I downloaded the trial version of Alcohol 120%, but whenever I try to install it, I get message asking me to reboot my system. Even after rebooting, I keep on getting the same message.

What is the solution to this problem?
 

AbhishekS

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I can't even install that, it gives the same message, asking to reboot. I know that its a problem with the SPTD driver in Windows 7. Its a well known fact that Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120% give problems while installing on Windows 7.

PowerISO is an alternative but I am not liking it tbh.
 

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Did you try MagicDisc? I am using it right now on Windows 7 for mounting image files as DVD.
 

AbhishekS

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I am using VirtualCloneDrive to mount images. I need a software which can create an image file of my game disc.
 

Aswin8

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i think daemon tools would be the choice for it
 

AbhishekS

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Yes, but due to some SPTD driver issues on Windows 7, I am unable to install it.
 

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Me too using win7 and i couldn't install first..but i have downloaded another version from web and it works like charm
 

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