Software to test CD-ROM integrity

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Gravel Rash, Jul 8, 2003.

  1. Gravel Rash

    Gravel Rash Guest

    I've recently upgraded a PC using parts from my existing systems.
    Unfortunately, the new PC frequently freezes or generates errors when
    attempting to install software from CD. I suspect a weak reader may be the
    cause, but was hoping to run a few checks or tests on my drive (Ricoh 7125a
    CDRW) as it has had a fairly easy life and I was expecting a longer life
    span than 2 years and less than 50 burns. Can anyone recommend a stress
    tester or diagnostics program that can tell me the likely state of the
    Gravel Rash, Jul 8, 2003
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  2. Gravel Rash

    ooyah Guest


    most commercial cd recording software has a test option which simulates
    recording an image/files to a cd without ruining the blank cd - errors will
    be reported that maybe of help. failing that there is sisoft sandra, amidiag
    ( i'm sure there are plenty of others ) that are hardware diagnostic
    packages that could tell you something

    ooyah, Jul 8, 2003
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  3. Try another CD rom to see if the problem goes away.
    BananaPannaPoe, Jul 8, 2003
  4. Gravel Rash

    MTB Guest

    Try SiSoft Sandra Light, its free - you may find it available to download
    through CNET.COM

    Good luck with it,
    MTB, Jul 10, 2003
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