possibly a stupid question, but my gut says this would be possible:
if a -R disc has been burnt with a bad lead-in by a lite-on 812S, but the actual data is pretty much intact, is there a way to read this disc without endlessly ejecting and remounting until my pio 108 finally says the disc isn’t empty?
i’m currently reading such a disc at 10x, so the data must be fine, but it took over an hour to get it to actually start reading.
does a utility or whatever exist to allow the lead-in to be “skipped” somehow, or is this too difficult to do (and would require firmware hacks for every drive, etc)?
i have a few discs in a similar state, and i really don’t want to have to borrow my brother’s 812s to read the things back when i’ve got a perfectly good pioneer 108 here (1.18 FW).