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Restoring discs with bad sectors
« on: 20:02, 14 December 14 »
I recently brought a second hand copy of Lancelot by Level 9... It start to load but after the loading screen comes up, the disc comes up with Read Fail...

I verified the disc using DISCKIT3 and it showed every track was full of errors. Is there anything I can do to get this disc going or is it a dud, no use to anyone? Even if I can get the files of the bloody thing onto a different disc...

Many thanks to anyone who can help!
Patrick J Furlong

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Re: Restoring discs with bad sectors
« Reply #1 on: 20:49, 14 December 14 »
I'd try with other disk drives, or with someone with a Kryoflux or similar controller.

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Re: Restoring discs with bad sectors
« Reply #2 on: 21:00, 14 December 14 »
HI,


Are we talking about this game :


http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=157


You could try to download it, and copy it back to the original disc. IF You are lucky it could work ! ! !


The safest and probably best solution would be to copy it to a NEW or 100 % working disc.


As for DISCKIT3, it's only useful for DATA, VENDOR or SYSTEM formatted discs. Any other formats including any copy protection, will result in this program giving a lot of errors.
I would personally recommend NIRVANA (by Goldmark Systems) or DISCOLOGY (Meirdien Software). Both of these could handle most types of copy protections.
Hope this could be of any help for You.


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Re: Restoring discs with bad sectors
« Reply #3 on: 20:03, 16 December 14 »
...but if he does that it won't be the ORIGINAL, old data! :D

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Re: Restoring discs with bad sectors
« Reply #4 on: 20:17, 16 December 14 »
...but if he does that it won't be the ORIGINAL, old data! :D


You're right. It wouldn't be an ORIGINAL original, but whom are to tell ? ? ?


A working ORIGINAL disc, with the proper ORIGINAL labels and the correct content, is to me an ORIGINAL disc  :o  ! ! !


I wouldn't be able to spot if the data was transferred to the disc in 2014, or if this was done back in 1987.


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Re: Restoring discs with bad sectors
« Reply #5 on: 03:03, 17 December 14 »
Hehehe my "original" gauntlet died I replaced the disc transferred the data from the original dsk from cpc-power and the label from the corrupted floppy. Still original to me.
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Re: Restoring discs with bad sectors
« Reply #6 on: 10:57, 17 December 14 »

You're right. It wouldn't be an ORIGINAL original, but whom are to tell ? ? ?


A working ORIGINAL disc, with the proper ORIGINAL labels and the correct content, is to me an ORIGINAL disc  :o  ! ! !


I wouldn't be able to spot if the data was transferred to the disc in 2014, or if this was done back in 1987.


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Old 1's from the 80's look completely different to modern 1's! The 0's have changed quite a bit too! It would be obvious that the disk wasn't original! :D

Bryce.

P.s. I have a disk full of original 1's and 0's to sell if anyone is interested :D

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Re: Restoring discs with bad sectors
« Reply #7 on: 11:21, 17 December 14 »
The original was sent to the factory to be duplicated. All produced copies with it, was... copies.  :-\
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Re: Restoring discs with bad sectors
« Reply #8 on: 18:01, 17 December 14 »
I would try other programs or drives but I only have one drive and no way of getting disc images onto real discs....

Yes, it is that Lancelot mentioned on CPC Power...

it is of help, but because I can't act on it and because no people are likely to help me, it's no good.
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Re: Restoring discs with bad sectors
« Reply #9 on: 18:14, 17 December 14 »
I would try other programs or drives but I only have one drive and no way of getting disc images onto real discs....

Yes, it is that Lancelot mentioned on CPC Power...

it is of help, but because I can't act on it and because no people are likely to help me, it's no good.
I can write the image for you and post the resulting 3inch disc. I still have spares [emoji6]
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Re: Restoring discs with bad sectors
« Reply #10 on: 18:43, 17 December 14 »
Well, if I send you the discs and return postage, any chance of writing other adventures to disc for me please?
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Re: Restoring discs with bad sectors
« Reply #11 on: 01:16, 18 December 14 »
Well, if I send you the discs and return postage, any chance of writing other adventures to disc for me please?
Sure, drop me a pm with a list of what you want and I'll get onto it.
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