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How do i create images of my PC DVD games onto my HD

Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by bopal1, May 28, 2007.

  1. bopal1

    bopal1 Member

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    hello all. (newbee here... hopefully i grow to be a jedi lol)


    first i will start with my computer specs... (to help with, the up coming q's)

    WINXP+SP2+MEDIA CENTER
    core duo 1.66GHZ
    1GB ram
    120HD
    DVD multi-drive
    DirectX9c Video 7300
    (i do not run this computer as a server)

    this is the situation i am in...

    I can "back up" and make "images" of CD based PC games...
    But, i am not able to do the same for DVD based PC games!!!

    when i try to do an image of a DVD PC game, a Notice pops up.
    saying... FAT32 & FAT16 (somthin... somthin) 4GB (somthin).

    I have done a bit of research on this problem.

    (correct me if i'm wrong... please)

    Apparently, to dump/burn (make an image) to HD, and if it is over 4GB, i need to have a NTFS system... i have located this file on my computer (as an extension) on my desk top [NTFS converter]. Yet i am hesitating to press the button, untill i find out if it is really worth it.



    My Questions are..........

    Q1) Is it a good idea to convert my C:/ drive to NTFS, and have my (partitioned) D:/ drive stay at FAT32?

    Q2) What are all the cons of having NTFS (apart from a one way road, not to be able to go back to a FAT32 system, unless reboot)?

    Q3) Why does'nt Microsoft automatically install this on their OS, if it is suppose to be real good. (bonus curiosity question... lol)?

    Q4) will all programs/software work ok/good on a NTFS system?

    Q5) does a duo core 1.66GHZ mean a total of 3.2GHZ (approx)... so i know which games to buy?

    Q6) if i "press the button", what is the worst case scenario?



    Thank you... (hopefully "scuba" reads this... he seems to know a bit... according to other threads)
     
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  3. bopal1

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    Oh yeah........

    and what programs/softwares is out there (for free, or trial) that i can use to do images/backup copies of DVD PC GAMES.
    I need somthing that does 1:1 copy.
    and to be able to read all the bad sectors.

    i have tried...

    -cloneCD (no good for DVD)

    -Alcohol120% (if this is any good what options do i choose to bypass all of the copyright protections... and there is no choice for DVD PC games... eg... only; PS2, CD, VCD, laserlock, safedisc etc... etc...
    nothing about DVD.)

    -Nero StartSmart (Nero 6, i think?) this is no good aswell. (for DVD PC GAMES that is)

    -CloneDVD (same as Nero)

    -AnyDVD (same family "slysoft" as CloneCD & CloneDVD... still no good)

    -GameCloner (it is suppose to be able to do all disc types!!! But there is no option for: speed control or Bypassing copyrights!!!
    I have tried many, many times with "GameCloner" to no avail.)


    I just want a program/software that will burn/copy any DVD game (and bypass the security/copyright protection... and do a 1:1 copy.


    I am using Daemon tools to emulate the disc.

    (p.s. I have images of: Battlefield 2, Black and white 2, Half Life 2: episode 1 on my HD... and i am running Daemon Tools to Emulate them... works fine! (thats because they are all under 4GB per disc). I used CloneCd for the image making (nice... but not for anything over 4GB)..........

    it feels like am so close to everything being solved........
     
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    How do I format my hard drive to NTFS?

    (i only have WINXP recovery DVD disc... because windows came pre-installed. i think it is what people call an OEM)

    when i put the recovery disc in (thinking that i can format my drive to NTFS this way... at least i am willing to try) nothing happens.

    i just want to format my drive to NTFS... HOW?
    (p.s. does converting atually help me... meaning if i do a conversion... will files that i put onto the system (after conversion) be converted automatically to NTFS?)


    am i wasting my time with these chat rooms. where is there any help?


    i am thinking about wasting money on technicians or somebody that can do this...................... bla
     
  5. ChrisC586

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    Maybe you should link to the second link I gave you and read scubas reply that gives you the fast and simple way of converting.I'm done.
     

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