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Cannot Copy System Recovery Dvd


JHassan
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Dear all

I am not sure why this is not working. I have noted that while reading running the project Roxio reports reading this system recovery DVD as 4.9 GB. Both the DVD -R & +R have max. 4.7 GB. I have gone and refreshed the recent firmware, still no joy.

 

How do you make a backup copy of this System Recovery DVD ? This is an orginal disk supplies by HP for Vista Home Premium system.

 

Look forward to see your comments.

 

JHassan

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Did this Roxio software come preloaded on you HP, PC? Or did you buy a Retail version?

 

Now tell us what Roxio product your using? Then tell us the version #, help about from a application within the suite of programs.? Now in what application from the suite are you trying to copy your HP recovery DVD? Details, details, please...

 

The recovery DVD could be a DL DVD, capable of holding 8.5GB..

 

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I think CD that with OEM recovery discs they can do pretty much as they like (it usually states on the label that it's for one machine only). I know that my Fujitsu/Siemens laptop recovery disc that the installtaion key is 'built-in' as well as being activated

 

Other (older) recovery discs I've seen were 98SE which stopped dead if they weren't being used on a 100% identical machine, Compaq and HP ones (when they were two separate companies)

 

Game discs often have dummy 'bad sectors' to prevent copying - this may be what has happened here, especially as 'doze is reading the disc as 4.9 GB - the TOC has been modified in some way to prevent copying.

 

It's not DRM per se - just anti-cloning procedure.

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Oh I copied the Compaq and HP ones - but they just wouldn't even work on another box (just as a note - it wasn't for any ulterior purpose - just as a backup in the youth club where we had a couple of other machines)

 

I've still a funny feeling the OEM has done something to the disc to prevent copying (I've seen it happen before, but mainly on games discs)

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Dear JHassan,

 

Since we don't know what utilities you have, would you please go HERE and download a free copy of Disc Speed. It's a very useful program.

 

Run Disc Speed with the subject DVD in your drive, and click on the Disc Info tab. you should see a display of some of the information about your disc. The left side will look something like this:

 

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How many layers does your disc show?

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