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Data Error: Cyclic Redundancy Check

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#1 polaris6


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Posted 16 November 2005 - 12:21 PM

I am getting a CRC Data Error when I try to copy something I burned on a CD (navigational charts 1-2 MB each is the largest). I have tried to reburn the CD and I still get the error, but it occurs at a different file location the second (3rd and 4th also) time.

I am using XP Pro, have 512 MB RAM, 2 GHz processor.

Are there any simple fixes to this problem?



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#2 tg1911


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Posted 16 November 2005 - 01:01 PM

See if any of this helps:
What does 'cyclic redundancy check error' mean?
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Posted 16 November 2005 - 06:36 PM

The CRC error may be caused by a number of things:
  • Faulty burner - buy a lens cleaning CD or replace the burner
  • Faulty file transfer process - better check the RAM with Memtest86.
    Use it to create a bootable floppy disk. When you reboot with that floppy in the drive it will automatically run a memory test. Let it run at least overnight, unless errors come up right away, and then examine the error count.
  • Faulty hard drive - run Scandisk.
    • Clean your internet cache and temporary files:
      Click Start and Run then type in cleanmgr this will start the windows disk cleanup tool.
      Tick the boxes beside Temporary internet Files, Recycle Bin and Temporary Files then click OK
    • Schedule an Error Check (Scandisk).
      How to find scandisk: Start>My Computer. Right click the C: drive then Properties>Tools tab, click on Check Now. In the window that opens tick 'Automatically fix file system errors' and 'Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors'. When you click 'Start' Windows will say the error checker cannot run now and do you want it to run at the next boot? Click 'yes' and then reboot.
    • When that's finished reboot in Safe Mode and do a defrag.
      If you are not sure how to boot in Safe Mode there is a tutorial here: Safe Mode
      Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter
      They will take some time but at least you will know your hard drive is working correctly and tidied up.
    • Check how much free space you have on your hard drive.
      Start>My Computer click once on your C: drive and look in the Details box on the left.
  • Reboot normally and see if there's any improvement.
hth :thumbsup:

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