Boiling game disc?

A friend of mine just sent me Morrowind Goty Edition for the Xbox and the damn thing hard freezes my xbox constantly. Often requiring 3 or 4 reboots to get into the game, with the long load times the game already has its basically unplayable.

Looking at the disc it is dirty and scratched and placing it in a manual disc cleaner did nothing for it, so I am down to trying boiling.

Has anyone had any luck with that method?

Boiling is too slow; the microwave is much faster.

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Badferret wrote:

A friend of mine just sent me Morrowind Goty Edition for the Xbox and the damn thing hard freezes my xbox constantly. Often requiring 3 or 4 reboots to get into the game, with the long load times the game already has its basically unplayable.

Looking at the disc it is dirty and scratched and placing it in a manual disc cleaner did nothing for it, so I am down to trying boiling.

Has anyone had any luck with that method?

I cleaned a xbox mag demo disk with the boiling method, it will definitely clean any grime off the disk but if you leave it in there too long you will warp the disk. If its the scratches that are causing the problem then obviously boiling won't do a thing. From what I've heard though, the Xbox version of Morrowind was notoriously unstable even on a pristine disk.

I boiled it, no change in its operation, I fear the combination of a first run x-box plus well used disc is no go. Hopefully I can still find one of those PC Morrowind collection boxes that I passed over all this time, at the local hellmart or target.

The original version of Morrowind for the Xbox was buggy as hell, but the GOTY edition that Badferret is talking about was pretty damn clean. It must be the scratches, but as Sinatar said, boiling won't help much with that.

Isn't there some kind of "miracle solvent" that you can buy that will repair the scratches?

Will a standard CD/DVD repair kit work on an XBox game disk? These typically use a mild abrasive compound to buff out scratches and smooth the protective surface of the data side.

You can find them at most any Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA, and probably Wal-Mart and Target. Make sure it's a disk repair kit, not a disk cleaner.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

Will a standard CD/DVD repair kit work on an XBox game disk? These typically use a mild abrasive compound to buff out scratches and smooth the protective surface of the data side.

You can find them at most any Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA, and probably Wal-Mart and Target. Make sure it's a disk repair kit, not a disk cleaner.

I've got one of those. I think the brand is Memorex. It doesn't really work that well. Even the smallest of scratches remain after running it through the machine. Do you think it is the brand or do any of them really deliver?

Have you tried calling Bethesda and seeing if they will give you a replacement disc if you send in the original? I know that a lot of companies will do that.

oldmanscene24 wrote:

I've got one of those. I think the brand is Memorex. It doesn't really work that well. Even the smallest of scratches remain after running it through the machine. Do you think it is the brand or do any of them really deliver?

I have a Memorex one too. Gray unit with removeable pads, one for cleaning, one for repair? Granted, they won't work miracles and sometimes you'll have to run them through more than once. However, it has worked for me on disks that aren't too badly damaged.