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#1 lartomar2002

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 02:32 PM

i tried to rip and then burn a dvd. the burnt dvd did not play. a few days after this i noticed my photos and music were missing. i tried to open the photos with infanview i rec. message ' cannot read file header' 'unknown file formate or file not found'. i go to the properties of the file and it indicates the are 'X' amount KB's on the file and that the file is in archive. all the files, mp3,mpg,mpeg,avi, etc. do you think if i ran ' highjackthis' it might find the problem. i do not know how to read the 'highjackthis' results.

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#2 Wendy K. Walker

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 10:36 PM

Hi lartomar2002,

Sorry about your problem but this gave me a little chuckle when I read it

do you think if i ran ' highjackthis' it might find the problem.

I had to say "Well Duh!" when I read the last part of that sentence

i do not know how to read the 'highjackthis' results.


So I guess the short answer to your question would be 'Nope!'. Don't go messing around with that HJT program thingy cause it can wipe you out if you use it wrong. And don't go posting a HJT log in this forum or you'll get fussed at.

Try editing your post and put in what OS you're using and maybe the name of the program that you used to do that rip\burn with, maybe someone else with that same program has had a similar problem and can tell you which way to go.

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 11:06 AM

Generally, files have specific information in the first 128 bytes or so that allow them to be read; apparently this header information became corrupt, so it cannot be read by IrfanView (or probably any other application). In the case of jpegs, do they show as thumbnails if you view them as such in the original folder?
Wendy is correct in that knowing what burning application you used, and the exact steps you took, might help us to understand how these files became corrupted.
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