I got an answer from yiles via DM. He said he bought 3 or 4 copies before he found one that worked.

I got a similar problem with a game, Medal Of Honor Frontline http://redump.org/disc/53375/
The disc is literally LIKE NEW not a single visible scratch no dirt no fingerprints and so on.
I just tried 10 times in a row, the dump always locked at around 50-55% to completion.
I got tired, and hooked it up the kreon drive to the pc again the day after... And it worked at the first try.
It's probably a firmware bug, if you ask me. Just keep trying a lot of times or like yilez said before, buy another copy and maybe it will solve the problem...

h0lylag seems to be having the same problem as well with: Official Xbox Magazine Demo Disc 02: January 2002

He's already bought two copies in great shape. One won't even get recognized by the computer.

If you're using FreeCell, there is very limited retry logic. Not sure about DIC

I have found that on really stubborn discs, an 0800 drive + XBC set to 1x and 20x sector retries will often successfully read the disc. I haven't completely controlled for all variables so it's possible the read speed doesn't matter, but this has worked for me specifically on discs that look completely pristine but won't read properly for some reason.

The first copy of Official Xbox Magazine Demo Disc 02: January 2002 reads as a blank disc by windows and was in absolute pristine condition. The second copy I got had a few scratches, but not bad at all. Should have dumped ok by any means. It would error out on bad sectors about halfway through. I took it to get resurfaced today and it came out looking great. Tossed it back in to try again and now it fails even earlier. I've tried it before and after resurfacing with DIC and with XBC and my 0800 drive too and it is not reading correctly.

I have Official Xbox Magazine Demo Disc 01 as well that is in really nice condition and the drive times out trying to read it.

I think the discs are just bad? Or rotten I guess.

h0lylag wrote:

The first copy of Official Xbox Magazine Demo Disc 02: January 2002 reads as a blank disc by windows and was in absolute pristine condition. The second copy I got had a few scratches, but not bad at all. Should have dumped ok by any means. It would error out on bad sectors about halfway through. I took it to get resurfaced today and it came out looking great. Tossed it back in to try again and now it fails even earlier. I've tried it before and after resurfacing with DIC and with XBC and my 0800 drive too and it is not reading correctly.

I have Official Xbox Magazine Demo Disc 01 as well that is in really nice condition and the drive times out trying to read it.

I think the discs are just bad? Or rotten I guess.

Have you tried setting the retries to max and speed to 1x in XBC? Even this might not be enough, of course

Or you can use "xboxswap" command of DIC.

### Dumping Guide for XBOX/XBOX360 (XGD2)/XBOX360 (XGD3) on genaral drive
 Prepare DVD-DL or create the DVD+R DL trap disc in advance.  

#### How to prepare
 You need a pressed DVD-DL disc with around 8.5GB data on it
 
 XBOX: Layerbreak larger than 1913776 and the exact size needed (in sectors) is (your_disc_layerbreak - 1913776) * 2 + 3820880

#### How to create
 XBOX: DVD (Length is 3820880 or larger, Layerbreak is 1913776 or larger)

1. Create image file of the above DVD using dumping tool (e.g. isobuster)
2. Run [ImgBurn](http://www.imgburn.com/)
3. Setting LayerBreak manually (L0 sector num is about a half size of DVD length)  
   e.g. If DVD length is 3900304, L0 sector num is about 1950160
4. Before burn the image file, you need to confirm the size is correct  
   e.g. (1950160 - 1913776) * 2 + 3820880 = 3893648 => 3893648 is smaller than 3900304, so the DVD+R DL this image is burnt can dump a XBOX disc
5. Burn image file to DVD+R DL

#### Dump the disc
1. Insert the DVD-DL or DVD+R DL trap disc to a general DVD drive.
2. Run below. (stop spinning disc)  
   DiscImageCreator.exe stop [DriveLetter]
3. Use a pin to press the escape eject button, so the tray will eject (or remove
   the drive cover).
4. Insert the XBOX disc and run below. (close the drive tray)  
   DiscImageCreator.exe close [DriveLetter]  
   (or gently push the tray back or put the drive cover back on).
5. Run below.  
   e.g. Dead or Alive 3 http://redump.org/disc/27157/  
   DiscImageCreator.exe xboxswap [DriveLetter] foo.iso 12 292756 467910 686060 830074 999794 1212958 1579164 1719138 2010470 2372562 2527492 2682830 2915560 3065604 3219138 3455656  

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limbo43 wrote:

Have you tried setting the retries to max and speed to 1x in XBC? Even this might not be enough, of course

Yeah its toast. I still get about 1000 extra bad sectors.