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Cyclic redundancy check??

by techie / May 4, 2006 10:55 PM PDT

hi everyone. i recently went on a trip and i took so many photos that i backed them up on cds so that i could clear my card and continue shooting. However now that i am back home. Everytime i try to copy certain folders from the cd i keep getting this "Cannot copy: Data error (cyclic redundancy check). Is there anyway i can get around this problem? Thanks so much for the help!!

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Not usually
by Ahmad Nawaz Cheema / May 5, 2006 1:01 AM PDT

CRC errors are usually a sign of media failure, and that spells doom for anything on that media.

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2 suggestions
by ramarc / May 5, 2006 2:05 AM PDT

1) clean any dirt or smudges off the cd. if you have deep scuffs, try one of the eye glass scratch filler liquids.

2) try a different cd/dvd drive. some are more tolerant of errors than others. dvd burners can often read cds that a regular drive can't.

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Having the same problem
by grant_m_nelson / May 5, 2006 3:49 AM PDT

What a drag!!! I am trying to recover some photos off of a DVD-RW and am getting the same kind of errors. I have downloaded and tried every disk and file utility I could find on the web: BadCopy Pro, DVD Data Rescue, CloneDVD... I have managed (by luck) to recover one or two files but I am beginning to think it is a lost cause. I may try one of those data recovery services but those are usually expensive...

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