CDs and DVDs are used by most computer users for many different reasons. Initially CDs were used for backup, creating audio disks and were replacing floppy disks as installation disks. The DVDs with almost 8 times the capacity took over during the recent years. Apart from backup and installation disks, they are now used widely for copying movies or music.
There are many reasons why CDs and DVDs sometimes stop working, without a prior sign.
a The disk surface (outer layer) may be worn out a The disk may be scratched a The disk may be (where possible) formatted a The disk may be overwritten (where possible) a There was an error during the initial encoding and burning process.
In most cases, CDs and DVDs are recoverable, especially when they were used for storing data.
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Often data can be recovered from CD, DVD and Blue Ray disks that have been scratched, heated and even stepped on. If you would like to find out more about how we can help your charity, please contact us.