The disc has a circular scratch going around the outside, the 360 has claimed yet another disc to an early grave :(
Although my 360 has the ability to read backup discs (Flashed firmware) and although I have the drive in my computer for reading 360 discs I hadn't backed up Lost Odyssey (It was a 4 disc game and I didn't want to spend the money on DVD-DL). I really should've though.
Since my disc is screwed I decided i'd try and make a backup (it's a bit late now :P), so I opened XBOX Backup Creator and was ripping it:
After about 40% of ripping the disc I hit the scratched part of the disc and was getting this message:
Now thats not good news, I clicked retry a few times but it was a no-go, the data is lost. So I clicked "Zero Fill Sector(s)" and I kept getting these messages so I tried to tick "Apply zero fill to all remaining sector errors." but I guess that feature is broken because it kept asking me all the time anyway. To solve this problem I went and downloaded AutoIt and made this script:
While 1 == 1
WinWait("DVD Read Error")
ControlClick("DVD Read Error", "&Zero Fill Sector(s)", "&Zero Fill Sector(s)")
This just waits for the error and makes it click Zero Fill, 1 will always equal 1 so the script loops.
Pretty basic script eh?
But this doesn't solve the problem that i'm getting a shitload of bad sectors in my dump (as a result of the scratched disc) does it now? Now this is the fun part :P Even though my disc has the lovely circular scratch on it and a lot of sectors are unreadable for the most part all the data is intact though (about 5% of the disc is lost) so my drive is making a nice clean ISO :)
It's taken me 12hours so far to make my ISO (66.09% at the moment) - will complete this post when it's finished.
Edit: ok done ripping, here is a screenshot:
Ok, as you can see it took 13hrs and 33mins for me to rip it and I have 44,574 bad sectors on my ISO. Clearly this is rather unacceptable even if its not a large amount of data (about 200mb), how am I going to fix this? The answer is what everyone is always trying to hate on, the torrents! Even though my disc is damaged and I can't get all the data off of it I can still recover it by using a torrent, all I have to do is download the torrent and get the add dialog open:
Now expand DVD1 and check the filename (you probably wont have to as most games are single disc), rename your ISO file to be the same as the torrent one:
Now i've renamed my ISO i'm going to click OK on uTorrent and it should recognise the ISO I made as being the same (ensure you get same region as your disc, mine is PAL as I live in Australia)
Unfortunately this didn't work as well as i'd planned it:
But at least having 2.85gb already completed is alright..
I really wish Microsoft had some sort of disc replacement program for discs that were damaged by your console.