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How to Fix Severely Scratched DVD on Win XP/Vista/Win7

Want to watch severely scratched DVD? This article will provide several ways to fix the scratches on DVD, so you can choose the most suitable one...

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Q: I tried to play an old DVD, but it kept skipping and unreadable. So I realized that it was due to a ton of scratches on it. What can I do with these classic DVD discs long neglected and in disrepair? Do these severely scratched DVDs become nothing but wastes?

A: In fact, there are tons of ways to recover a ton of scratches on DVD. But for those DVD extremely damaged by scratches, you can choose among these DVD scratch fixing methods to exercise a comparatively effective and assured means.

Watching Classic but Severely Scratched DVDs

Watching DVD at home can be a free and relaxing amusement personally or aggregatively. The recently released blockbusters, such as Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Kung Fu Panda 2 and Bridesmaids may feast your eyes. Also, you can watch some long unplayed DVD movies inside your locker or closet just to recollect the old days.

However, some of the old DVD discs are probably covered with scratches. In order to play the severely scratched DVD on DVD player or player software, you need to fix the damage first.

Many Ways to Recover Scratched DVD

Scratch on DVD refers to a kind of physical abrasion and damage on DVD disc made by improper storage, violent external force or repeated play for too many times of DVD.

According to experiences and experiments of masses of experts and users, there are many convenient ways to recover scratched DVD:

  • buy a 'CD/DVD repair kit';
  • try toothpaste or peanut butter on the surface of DVD;
  • use furniture polish;
  • add some abrasive cream onto DVD player.

These methods seem to leave sticky touch, stinking smell or oily residual behind, and will possibly not work on deep scratches. If they are not so workable for you, and your severely scratched DVDs still go on strike, try the following command on your computer if you are using Windows XP:

Start with a "chkdsk/R", try Start - Programs - Accessories, access and launch a Command Prompt, run the command.

But be careful, the use of wrong decoding scheme may even shorten the service life of DVD drive. In consideration of the safety of DVD drive and player, you have another choice - copying the extremely scratched DVD to DVD using some scratch-fixing oriented DVD copy software.

Copying severely scratched DVD to DVD is desirable because it can both fix the severely scratched DVD and make a replica of the original one which can be played smoothly.

How to Fix Severely Scratched DVD with WinX DVD Copy Pro

By using WinX DVD Copy Pro, which can be operated on Microsoft® Windows 98, NT, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista (32 & 64 bit) and Windows 7, recovering badly Scratched DVD can be as simple as copying a common DVD with it.

Note: In the case of copyright protected DVDs, it is our understanding that in nearly all administrative areas it is not illegal to produce a copy of a DVD that one lawfully possesses, for backup or similar purposes. We do not in any way endorse violation of the valid rights of copyright holders, and strongly recommend that you consult country's copyright and fair use laws before using our software.

Preparation: Insert the badly scratched DVD in your disc and a blank DVD (requiring two drives). Launch WinX DVD Copy Pro.

Step 1: Choose this target "Clone DVD to DVD".

Step 2: Select the hard drive/disk where your blank disc is as "Target DVD".

Step 3: Click "Run" and then this DVD copier will auto fix the severely scratched DVD made carelessly by you or others.

Copy Scratched DVD to DVD

Step 4: Finally, click "Burn" to start copying the fixed DVD to DVD.

Click Burn Button

Tips for Copying Severely Scratched DVD to DVD:

Before fixing and copying severely scratched DVD, choose the number of sectors to be read and jumped ("32 sectors" is preset as default and suggested), then browse to save the copied DVD as temp folder for further burning.

Read and Jump 32 Sectors per Time

Besides recovering extremely scratched DVD automatically, this professional DVD to DVD copy software can also perfectly fix bad sectors and support CSS encryption, RCE, UOP, Sony ARccOS DVD, APS and Disney X-project DRM.

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