Ripping PC games on mac

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  1. weenerdog macrumors member

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    Hi, I'm attempting to rip some old PC games using Disk Utility on my mac, however I got this error message when creating a DVD/CD image of a game:

    Unable to create "untitled.cdr". (input/output error)

    Does anyone know how I can rip an image of this or fix this error. Will any different software achieve this? Thanks!
     
  2. smirk macrumors 6502a

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    Are they copy protected? If so, it might not be able to read them. Are the discs scratched? Look at Disk Utility's log (button on the right end of the toolbar) and see if there is more information.
     
  3. weenerdog thread starter macrumors member

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    It's quite scratched but the computer reads the disc and shows all the file contents
     
  4. smirk macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, but perhaps the part of the disc that contains the file directory is intact, but other parts of the disc are scratched up and unreadable. Or, like I said, maybe it is copy protected.

    Look at the Disk Utility log, it usually provides more info than just a failure message.
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    It shows the file names, not the actual contents, as it seems. Have you tried to verify the disc via Disk Utility yet? Have you tried the free software called Burn yet?
     
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