[Scottish] [OT] CDrom Protection (Windows)

Darren Paxton scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
Sat Nov 23 19:27:02 2002

----- Original Message -----
From: "Billy Smith" <billy@themail.com>
To: "Phil Deane" <scottish@mailman.lug.org.uk>
Sent: Saturday, November 23, 2002 6:51 PM
Subject: Re: [Scottish] [OT] CDrom Protection (Windows)

> Saturday, November 23, 2002, 6:08:21 PM, Phil Deane wrote:
> > Hi Folks
> > I own some cdroms(originals) for my Kids, (Tweenies, Bob The Builder
etc) and
> > they are getting old enough where they can use them themselves, but I
> > want to risk the original disc, so I want to make a copy so that if they
> > it, I can burn them another copy. The discs seem to have some sort of
> > protection which is causing erros when i try and copy it in windows and
> > linux, It could be having empty file son the cdrom or could be somehting
> > else, anyone any idea how I get around this?? (All BBC CDroms if that
> Hello Phil,
>      Those BBC discs are protected by SafeDisc, therefore, you'll need
>      to copy them in RAW-DAO mode.
>      Check the CloneCD website, to see if your burner supports this
>      mode (www.elby.ch).
>      SafeDisc can be copied in Windows using Alcohol 120%, CloneCD,
>      BlindWrite, ddump/fireburner or possibly DAEMON Tools - or a
>      combination of these apps.
>      Nero doesn't have a hope in hell of copying this! Also, SafeDisc
>      won't run off a CDR disc in your burner. This can be fixed by using
>      CloneCD or Alcohol 120%'s "Hide CDR Media" features.
> --

Definitely I've found CLone to be amazing at duplicating discs to the extent
where I backed up all my old PS1 discs using it (still needed a bootdisk to
get em going, but apart from that it was fine!)