ProtectCD - VOB 5's Bad Sectors

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#1

I have known for a while that ProtectCD - VOB 5 has bad sectors, just like it’s older brother. But I bought Port Royale today to finish a PCD 5 Tutorial and when I read it to an image with Alcohol 120%, with the ProtectCD VOB 5 Datatype it had no detectable bad sectors. But when i read the image from a Virtual Drive it reads and verifies OK. So what’s going on here?


#2

Sometimes that happens to me with SafeDisc titles, the weak sectors dont report. Maybe you should try a different reader etc.


#3

From the log:

####################### Dumping/Recording Progress Log #######################
16:16:24 Processor info: Pentium III (0.18 um) With 256 KB On-Die L2 Cache (1002MHz)
16:16:28 Disc dumping: (D: ) ATAPI CD-RW 48X24(1:0)
16:16:28 Reading Mode: RAW + SUB-96 , Fast skip error blocks
16:16:28 Source Info: Session: 1, Track: 1, Length: 532.4 MB / 060:34:40
16:16:28 DPM measuring precision: Normal / Maximum
16:16:28 Wait for a while for DPM analysis.
16:19:45 Data Position Measurement - Elapsed Time: 00:03:14
16:19:45 Get DPM info from current disc successful!
16:19:45 Writing image file: C:\PORTROYALE.mdf
16:22:59 C:\PORTROYALE.mds: Image file writing completed!
16:22:59 Disc dumping completed!
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This is from my other computer, because my LiteON did the same.


#4

Neither ‘Tortuga’ or ‘Sacred’ (both ProtectCD v5) have bad sectors.
I believe only older versions of ProtectCD used bad sectors.

Cheers


#5

Hey Cyber :),

Port Royal 2 also got no bad sectors and it’s also protected by ProtectCD v5.


#6

Maybe it hides it from the naked laser lol


#7

Yeah, ProtectCD - VOB old has bad sectors, but I wondered when it wasn’t reporting any. Why is there an option to skip read errors for the ProtectCD - VOB 5 Datatype?


#8

“Why is there an option to skip read errors for the ProtectCD - VOB 5 Datatype”
Alcohol devs are only human :).
Cheers


#9

Ahh okiedoke. Thanks guys and wrote the guide just in time:)