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Trouble reading files


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#1 bomar97

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 08:08 AM

I have issues with my cd-rom drive..

I have pictures on a disk.. I can put the disk in and see the pictures on my computer..

If I copy the folder to "my pictures" on my computer, I can't see the pics anymore..
I get "can't read file header"

Why am I getting that? I can't understand why I can see the pictures if the cd is in the drive,
but can't see them if I copy or move them to my computer..

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#2 Platypus

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 08:45 AM

Can you copy the folder to another computer and see how that goes? That would confirm if the problem lies with the disc or the drive. If you get the same error after copying to another system, the disc has a fault. If it copies fine to another system, then your drive may indeed be causing the effect.

It seems an odd symptom, but if you confirm it's the fault of the drive my first thought would be maybe a lot of read errors are occurring, and loading a single file to view squeaks through, but copying a stream of files is beyond it. Cleaning the laser lens is probably the only thing to try before trying another drive.

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