Thursday, March 29, 2007

Recover Data from scratched CDs and DVDs!

Tips on how to recover data from scratched CDs!

Don't you feel like crying every time you add another disc to your pile of scratched discs. Trashing that disc which contained your favorite songs, pics, files, games or videos is not easy.

Read-on, if you find yourself wishing for a miracle every time your fav CD is scratched:

Home Remedy :
Rub a small amount of toothpaste on the scratch and polish the CD with a soft cloth and any petroleum-based polishing solution (like clear shoe polish). Squirt a drop of Brasso and wipe it with a clean cloth.

Technology to the rescue

There are many softwares available on the net, which enable the recovery of the CD data. BadCopy Pro is one such software, which can be used to recover destroyed data and files from a range of media.

Just a few clicks is all it requires to recover the disc from almost all kind of damage situation; be it corrupted, lost data, unreadable or defective.

DiskDoctors is another popular company, which offers both software and solutions to recover data from a scratched CDs and DVDs.

General Tips:

* Always wipe the CD from the center outward with stratight spoke-like strokes. Wiping CDs in circles will create more scratches.

* Do not scratch the graphics layer as you cannot repair the disc.
HINT: Hold the disc up to a light with the graphics layer facing the light source. If you can see light thru the scratches at any point then the disc may be irreparable and or exhibit loading or playing errors.

* Clean your Disc players lens regularly with a suitable product to ensure optimal viewing pleasure.

* Always use soft, lint-free cloth to clean both sides of the disc. Don't wipe in circles or randomly, wipe in a straight line. Start from the centre of the disc towards the outer edge.

* If wiping with a cloth does not remove a fingerprint or smudge, use DVD disc polishing spray to clean the disc.

* Handle the disc by its outer edge and the empty hole in the middle to avoid fingerprints, smudges or scratches.


*Fingermarks/prints cause 43% of disc (CD/DVD) problems!
* General wear & tear causes 25% of disc (CD/DVD) problems!
* Player-related issues cause 15% of disc (CD/DVD) problems!
* User-related issues cause 12% of disc (CD/DVD) problems!
* PlayStation 2 machine scratches cause 3% of disc (CD/DVD) problems!
* Laser rot (a manufacturer error) causes 2% of disc problems!

NOTE: I got this tips in an email forward today. Thought I should share.. Enjoy!!

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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Happy Women's Day to my lady readers

How about a Men's Day? Where is Suhel Seth Now :)
You don't need a special day to celebrate and all that but what the heck Enjoy!!!


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Friday, March 02, 2007

Skoda Fabia or Swift?

All the Hatchback lovers, and you will certainly love hatchbacks if you drive in India, Skoda will be comming out this year the Fabia, whic looks very much like the Maruti swift, and even though Swift was there in the market earlier, Skoda's Technolgy might prove hard for Maruti Swift to sustain the market share, if the price is correct.


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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Budget, the day after!

Malist need take up arms. The govt. still discriminates againts the Male species. We still have to pay more taxes, despite the fact that some B Schools closing the placements with women MBA's getting more average than the Male. Um um ahmm.

IT honchoes are crying that Previously handed benefits are being taken back.
Good that the farm sector got due concern..

The reduction on customs duty have been very well taken. The inflation have been a boon in disguise.

Oh! You can now consume more oil and get fatter..

And I am all for a good education, but that Cess, Will it fund the Education outlay, or is it going to Fund Scheduled Tribes and Castes going to IITs and IIMs??


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