Advice 1: How to copy a protected disk

The need for copy protected disc can occur in any of us, even for those who are far from thinking about hacks and piracy. As you know, the disk surface is easily scratched and becomes unusable. One day the drive, which cost a considerable amount of money turns out to be unusable. A copy of this disc could easily compensate for such a loss.
How to copy a protected disk
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One of the most common system of protection of disks from copying system is StarForce. The creators of the system have ensured that producers of games absolute copy protection, but with the right approach, the disc can still be copied. Consider the example of a copy-protected disc using Alcohol 120%. This program can be easily found on the Internet and install it on your computer. Alcohol 120% will not only copy data from the disk, but also takes information about its physical structure in a special file, in the recording process is read by the emulator, which in turn will emulate the delay that simulates the protection StarForce.
How to copy a protected disk
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Insert the copied disc into the disc drive of your computer. Run the program Alcohol 120% image capture Wizard. Don't forget to activate tick the option "enable emulator", the data type select 1 Starforce.x/2.x. Click "Next". The program for a successful backup will need to first create a virtual image. Give the name of the generated file, select a format *.mds and specify the folder in which it will record the disk image. Disable any unnecessary active applications, select the read speed of the drive at minimum. The more Alcohol 120% will read the source disc, the more chances that he will be able to cope with protection. Depending on the power of the computer after some time a virtual image is complete, you can remove the CD from the drive.
How to copy a protected disk
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Recorded with virtual way you can do differently. The best solution would be tying the image to a virtual disk. The program Alcohol 120% on this, in fact, spetsializiruetsya. But you can try and burn it on a physical disc. When recording Alcohol 120% believes from the information of the file data on the protection and try to recreate a physical copy of your disk. Write speed, as when reading we need to choose minimum. After a while, your disc will be ready.
How to copy a protected disk

Advice 2: How to copy a disc to the computer

To create a backup disk, you need somewhere to copy and the hard drive of your computer is quite suitable for this purpose. Depending on the contents of the disk and further use of copies, we can recommend different ways of copying.
How to copy a disc to the computer
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The DVD contains a movie:
Go to the Explorer to that drive, select all folders in the root directory and copy them to a folder on your hard drive that you have set out to store copies of it. You can copy by dragging the selected data to the new folder and selecting "Copy" from the context menu, available by pressing the right mouse button on the selected objects. Then, select a folder on your hard drive, open the shortcut menu again and select "Paste". Wait for the copy process.
If you are going to convert a movie in any other format (avi, mkv, etc.), it is possible to do without pre-copying the hard drive, simply specify the program-Converter your DVD drive as the source data for conversion. In the process of converting the result file will be written to the hard disk.
How to copy a disc to the computer
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A disc containing mixed data (photos, documents, etc.).
As in the first case, it is sufficient to open the drive in Explorer and selecting all the files and folders to copy to the hard drive.
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If the disk contains a distribution kit (installation files) of any software (e.g. games), then it is advisable to make a so-called image drive. This can be done with programs like Nero Burning ROM, CDBurner Daemon Tools. In the future, for the use of the image, in General, it will have to mount on a virtual CD/DVD-ROM.
Menu image creation <strong>disk</strong> Daemon Tools.
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