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Data error (cyclic redundancy check)

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mazspeed@redshi

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#1
Ok, I have a large problem. I'm trying to go from one hard drive to the other, transfering info and files. I keep getting this error. I have all of this on one computer with 3 drives. One SUSI with my OS, and 2 normal blank harddrives. What I'm doing is trying to just back stuff up 2 times with 2 different harddrives. neither have an OS on them. This also happened with another SUSI that I had hooked up and I took it out thinking the drive might be getting bad, now it's happining on 2 new drives. Win XP Pro is the OS.

Thanks in advance
Mike
 
#3
I've had the exact same problem -- well, almost.

A long time ago, I was burning CDs to backup my harddrive before I formatted. I went along, formatted, and the problems came when I tried to get my data off of the CD-RWs. Files would copy fine for a while (mp3 files, for example, lots of them), then suddenly I would get that same error you mentioned. I would try to copy the file that I got the error on and it just gave me the error again. I would copy all the files after that, and it would work for a while, until I came to another file where I got that error. I could actually play the entire MP3 from the CD no problem, but I just couldn't copy it. I eventually figured out it was due to the fact taht I did "quick erase" on my CD-RWs before burning, instead of doing "full erase".

So, maybe you should try doing a "full format" instead of a "quick format" if you did anything like that? Maybe there are errors on your harddrive? Have you tried scandisk? I'm really taking guesses here...
 
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mazspeed@redshi

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#4
No that sounds right. I did a quick format. Let me try that and see if the long format works better. I never thought of that. Thanks so much :)

Mike
 
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mazspeed@redshi

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#6
Nope, that was not it :-(
Still not sure what's going on. Ill try the new cables and see if that doesn't work. Ill let you know

Thanks
Mike
 
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mazspeed@redshi

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#7
Changed cables a few times and I still get it. Anyone with any ideas?

Thanks in advance
Mike
 

Xie

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#8
hmm... did you try scanning w/ scandisk? it seems that somehow your data is changing/corrupting while copying the files from your 1 drive to the others and thus the CRC error. If any of the drives had bad sectors that you didn't know about that could be a cause.
 

Xie

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#9
another wild shot in the dark is maybe EMI (Electro-Magnetic Interfernce) ... do you have anything like a TV or other electronics close to your computer case?
 
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Leevoy

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#10
Getting data back from cd's (I have experienced such a problem when it would not read them), I used CD Check from
http://www.elpros.si/CDCheck/

I got a lot of usable data back, I lost a lot but at least got half (350 megs ) of data I burned back.
 
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mazspeed@redshi

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#11
Ill try the scan disk now. I have not lost any data, and I don't have any other electrical items near the system. It does seem kinda weird though as I can view all the things on the drive, and run apps from them, but cannot transfer them some of them from place to place. I can transfer some items, but others I can't. This has me baffled.

Mike
 
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mazspeed@redshi

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#12
error, it can't complete scandisk. Brand new harddrive too.
I know the hard drive is good.
 
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Leevoy

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#13
Originally posted by mazspeed@redshi
Ok, I have a large problem. I'm trying to go from one hard drive to the other, transfering info and files. I keep getting this error. I have all of this on one computer with 3 drives. One SUSI with my OS, and 2 normal blank harddrives. What I'm doing is trying to just back stuff up 2 times with 2 different harddrives. neither have an OS on them. This also happened with another SUSI that I had hooked up and I took it out thinking the drive might be getting bad, now it's happining on 2 new drives. Win XP Pro is the OS.

Thanks in advance
Mike
Are all the hard drives formatted with the same file system?
 
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mazspeed@redshi

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#16
I can't. That's another problem I have is that when I try and reinstall windows, it's dies at the black setup screen after it's first reboot. It for some reason has always done this, not sure why.

Mike
 

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