Posted 11 October 2005 - 04:35 PM
I have an XP operating system, with 512 RAM and a 60 MB HD, Maxtor CD drive.
About 2 months ago, I got the bright idea of collecting all the images I d/l from my digital camera over that past 5 years on my HD and them writing them to a CD for storage. I labeled all the folders and culled the images I didn't want.
Yesterday, I needed to retrieve one of those images (1 of about 2000) and I couldn't read the jpg image. The operating system defaulted to the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer. I tried to read other images on that CD and got the same result. I tried most every file on that CD and got the same result.
The message I received was 'No Preview Available'. I tried to view other jpg images from the HD and I was successful. I tried to view other images from another CD and it was also successful.
I tried to open the image using Adobe Photoshop and receive the following message: 'Cannot open 'xxx.jpg' because the JPEG marker segment length is too short (the file may be truncated or incomplete).
I tried to copy one of the files to the HD and received the following message: 'Cannot copy xxx.jpg. Cannot read from the source file of disk'
I looked at the properties of the CD and saw that 667 MB of space was used and 662 MB was available...that is really odd. Something has happened there.
I created the CD by using Roxio and created a data CAD, as I have done with all the other CDs I created.