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Title: Restoring discs with bad sectors
Post by: zeropolis79 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!
Title: Re: Restoring discs with bad sectors
Post by: robcfg on 20:49, 14 December 14
I'd try with other disk drives, or with someone with a Kryoflux or similar controller.
Title: Re: Restoring discs with bad sectors
Post by: Terje_Norway on 21:00, 14 December 14
HI,


Are we talking about this game :


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


Yours

Terje Grind
NORWAY
Title: Re: Restoring discs with bad sectors
Post by: Gryzor on 20:03, 16 December 14
...but if he does that it won't be the ORIGINAL, old data! :D
Title: Re: Restoring discs with bad sectors
Post by: Terje_Norway 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.


Yours

Terje Grind
NORWAY
Title: Re: Restoring discs with bad sectors
Post by: CraigsBar 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.
Title: Re: Restoring discs with bad sectors
Post by: Bryce 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.


Yours

Terje Grind
NORWAY

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
Title: Re: Restoring discs with bad sectors
Post by: TotO on 11:21, 17 December 14
The original was sent to the factory to be duplicated. All produced copies with it, was... copies.  :-\
Title: Re: Restoring discs with bad sectors
Post by: zeropolis79 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.
Title: Re: Restoring discs with bad sectors
Post by: CraigsBar 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]
Title: Re: Restoring discs with bad sectors
Post by: zeropolis79 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?
Title: Re: Restoring discs with bad sectors
Post by: CraigsBar 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.