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Making a multi-part Clonezilla image

I have a clonezilla image for a system that we need to clone, but the USB is broken and we can only use the built in CD/DVD rom. Tried looking through the documentation and not seeing an immediate way ...
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Copy CD to ISO including bad sectors

I am currently trying to copy a Sims2 Game CD to ISO as most CD Disk-trays are now retired and aren't common on newer machines. I've tried multiple disk tools but this disk has a purpose bad sector on ...
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I downloaded ue4 and it is occupying a lot of space

this is the space after deleting intermediate folders I heard unreal engine 4.27 occupies only 47 gb of disc space but in my pc it occupied 91.4gb and now only 47gb of free space left. What to do? I ...
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CD DVD BD - Does it spin left or right?

So, how do those discs spin? Clockwise or counterclockwise? I cannot find any information on the topic.
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frozen SSD SATAFIRM S11 "SBFM61W5"

I bought a new SSD disk "PNY C900 SSD 240 GB" I cloned my old disk 120GB on it, when I tried to extend my system partition I discovered that the disk is frozen. All operations from diskpart ...
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DVD-RW disc mounts as DVD-R in every disk drive I use

I have a few blank DVD-RW discs, though old, worked normally until recently. Every drive I insert them in, recognizes them as DVD-R discs, and once I write to them, they become read-only. I have tried ...
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How to create ramdisc for Prestashop cache on Debian

Recently I was struggling to create ram disk for Prestashop cache folder which will have read and write privilages. I am using Apache + Nginx (as reverse proxy) and PHP-FPM 5.6 (soon moving to 7.2) ...
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Files and programs disappeared after Windows 10 update

I need help for my parents computer. They have Windows 10. After an update installation all downloaded files were deleted, also some programs remained and some were deleted. Since then, after every ...
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Is it possible to erase a DVD+R?

The disc is a Memorex DVD+R. It came half used and I would like it to be erased. It can be a physical procedure, if necessary. Maybe there is a way to take up all space and then virtually use it as ...
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Unplugging a Blu-Ray player as it's playing the movie — cause physical disc damage?

Does suddenly cutting power to a CD/DVD/Blu-Ray player when it's loaded with a spinning disc cause physical damage to the disc?
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New Laptop - Disc Usage and RAM Consumption Through the Roof

I just bought a new laptop: Intel i7 7500U 8GB of RAM 128GB SSD 1T HDD Windows 10 My problem is that out of the blue without any application running it starts making a noise like it is under a heavy ...
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Burn a disc box did not prompt up when inserting blank CD-R into optical drive

My laptop's optical drive did not prompt up anything when inserting blank CD-R When I click my optical drive, this message shown: So, it means optical drive detected the blank CD. Normally this ...
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Is "FDisk+HFormat" or "Disc Cleaning+HFormat" = LowFormat?

Just feeling very curious about the two things: 1) FDisk+HFormat. 2) Disc Cleaning (by writing each space with random byte or "0" or "FF", such us what we do in Windows for using "cipher /w (Your ...
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(Windows 10) How to move disc space between Disk 0 (Drive C) and Disk 1 (Drive D)

I am having a very frustrating problem with disc space and formatting my hard drives. Bear with me because I am not great with computers (if I was, maybe I wouldn't need help). The local disc (C:) ...
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Why Can't I Fit 2GB of Video onto 4GB DVD?

I have 15 X 20 minute videos (174MB each = 2.61GB total). I'd like to burn them onto a 4.7GB DVD but my software tells me there's not enough space on the disc. What can I do to make these videos fit? ...
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My DVD+R (RW) is not erasable/rewritable [duplicate]

I just bought a Sony DVD+R but I don't know if it's either +R or +RW. I assume it is a DVD+RW since the mark "RW" is written at the bottom of the disc. Same for my built-in desktop burner, it has a "...
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How fast can a disc read data vs a HDD? [closed]

What is the speed that a disc can read data vs a Hard Disc Drive? Is there a noticeable improvement in load times? It would be logical that a HDD would load faster because all it has to do is retrieve ...
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Bought a slot-loading BD-RE drive, but it spits out every disc I feed it without spinning. What do?

I bought an internal UJ-267 (slot-loading BD-RE) drive, and I put it into my laptop. The trouble is that whenever I insert a disc into it (whether it's a CD or a DVD; I don't have a BD around to try ...
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My system is able to read CDs but not DVDs [duplicate]

My laptop(running on windows 7) is able to read CDs but not DVDs. When I insert a DVD it tries it's best to read it i.e.. it makes lot of noise, shows a CD icon near the cursor and shows progress bar ...
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unable to revert disc with iso, to a blank state [closed]

I have a disc on which i put win 7 enterprise iso, I now have another version of windows which i need to install. I am attempting to revert the original to a blank disc so that the 2nd iso can be ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't see my SSD drive

Just recently I'd bought a two disc Asus G750 laptop with intention to use Ubuntu and Windows 8.1. I decided to install Windows first. I've assigned 350 out of 450GBs to Windows leaving the rest of ...
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How do i create a disc that will install a custom program?

Backstory I am creating a java 2d game for my year 12 major project. This project contains a section detailing that i need to package this game as if i was selling it as a commercial product, ...
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CD/DVD drive will not read discs after Windows 8/8.1 upgrade

I have a Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965 with Windows 8.1 and HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT20F disk drive and when I upgraded from Windows 7, the drive stopped playing music and movies from CD/DVD's. I checked ...
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I want to try windows 8.1 free trial. Need to make disc from another computer

The computer I plan on putting windows 8.1 on only has windows-xp, and all messed up. I was going to do that 90 day trial.Better than having something I can't use. I've tried doing the install ...
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How to mount PS3 Blu-ray discs on Windows 7 (or any OS/Blu-ray drive)?

I have a BD-drive (Blu-ray disc drive) and I would like to mount the filesystem used by the disc, however, nothing happens when inserted. My BD-drive doesn't even report that anything's there, from ...
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Task Manager shows a 100% disc usage almost constantly, tried everything

I've done numerous scans, no malware at all, I've defragmented the drives, disc clean-up, system refresh, factory settings reset, read loads of posts on this, increased/decreased virtual memory, ...
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Write or burn a bootable cd/dvd from a virtual machine in Virtual Box?

I have a virtual machine (Ubuntu 11) running on VirtualBox and have some of my projects in it, I want to burn it on a cd/dvd so that when I insert the cd/dvd onto some other system I can boot and ...
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Windows 8 Disk Check on startup (chkntfs not working)

in the beginning I would like to mention that I'm REALLY angry. I've spent whole night to fix this and today I must go to work. So I'm unhappy user of Windows 8 I wanted to check my hard drive by ...
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Backtrack install in vm workstation

I am trying to install Linux Backtrack 5 R3 using VM Workstation on my Microsoft Windows Vista PC. I have installed BT5 on dual boot using a live cd on a laptop before but i am encountering this issue ...
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Is this a bad cd or an OS issue?

I have an old PC game that I've been trying to play. The disc is pretty scratched up but it's not horrible. Anyway, I have windows 7 and this game was made for 95/98. The installer ran fine but the ...
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How to determine the physical location of data on a disc?

Does anybody know of a way to find out where, physically on a CD or DVD a given piece of data would be located? I am trying to watch a DVD at the moment, and am about half-way through, but it keeps ...
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Installing linux on computer with Marvell adapter

I recently reinstalled my computer and decided that I want to have a native installation of Linux side by side with windows (got tired of VMWare). The thing is upon installation (Debian) everything ...
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Why does my computer keep going "blank"?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 on my computer but am currently trying to install Elementary on it. As soon as I turn my computer on, it gets really loud trying to load the disc, which I assume is normal. Well, ...
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Cannot install windows. Compaq Presario CQ62

I bought a used Compaq Presario CQ62 for cheap, and went to install windows on it. I formatted the partition and went to install when I got this error.... Windows cannot install required files. The ...
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Move data from discs to hard drive with robotic changer device?

How can I? What can I buy? Is it made? A robotic disc-changer that allow a stack of already burnt discs to be read, taking simple PC data from the discs and off'ing it to the hard drive. Would ...
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Can I merge multiple disc with installers/autorun into one disc?

I have several small CD's and two of them have a installer and auto run enabled. I know how to create an ISO from disc (imgburn) but how can I can put them on a single disc without corrupting the ...
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Is there any way to burn into disc that is not empty?

My DVD failed at 1% during the burn process due to a power failure. Can I burn that disc again, or do I need new one?
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Can you detect the speed at which an optical disc was burned?

If you have some burned discs that don't work, you might want to find out at what speed they were burned to perhaps try and re-burn at a lower speed. So if you don't know the original burning speed, ...
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Writing on the backs of CDs and DVDs: Dangerous?

Maybe it's completely a superstition, but I was told when I was younger to never ever write on the back of burnable media. Does this have any basis in fact? I was told that it weakened the discs which ...
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Changing the MacBook Pro insert/eject CD sound

Every time I put a CD into my MacBook Pro or eject a disc from it, it makes a noise like as if it is spoilt. Is there a way to change this noise?
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Windows XP cannot read DVD burned on Ubuntu

The story : I have burned a DVD disc on Ubuntu using Brasero. When file burning was complete, I canceled the burning of checksum to DVD. Then I put that DVD on Windows XP (SP3) and copied all the ...
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I have multiple dvds to boot vista; can I somehow combine them to boot from single flash drive?

My disk drive doesn't work. I got an external one, but I can't boot from it apparently. I can boot from USB, I've noticed. So I'm wondering if I can put my 3 vista recovery discs onto a single ...
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Disk Formater that i can burn on CD and boot from

Is there a Disc Formatter out there that i can boot into using a CD and format my Harddrive. I know i could use fedora CD but i was wondering if there is one out there that will make sure the data is ...
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Use a slot-load drive with smaller disc

I have a laptop with a slot-load (no tray) dvd drive, and a set of smaller discs from a dvd video camera I need to load. What are my options?
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Windows XP Pro Upgrade version, but no previous version?

I've wiped an old PC and would like to put a copy of XP Pro upgrade edition on it. However, I no longer have my old XP Home and Windows 98 discs for when it asks for a previous version's disc. Any ...
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Blu-Ray Disc Media Player Required For Windows 7 [closed]

I need a Blu-Ray Disc Media Player for Windows 7. My drive is capable of reading these discs,but I Don't have the required software. Recommendations?
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Difference between DVD-R and DVD+R discs

What is the difference between DVD-R and DVD+R discs? I usually buy DVD+R just because it's a plus. Does it make difference for archivists? The price is almost the same for both formats.
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IO Error when reading disc

I get this error when i tried to read the DVD DL i burnt The request could not be performed because of an i/o error Usually i get crc errors but not this time. Whats wrong and how do i fix it? what ...
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