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    CRC errors

    Hey Guys,
    I know how to turn off the error messages, but has anyone gotten around the whole CRC thing? I mean, I have a data CD I am trying to copy to the HD and I keep getting a CRC error. I understand that this may be due to a dirty CD but this is a brand dandy new burn from my Plextor 40x. It works in my DVD drive on a Win98 machine, but my XP setup keeps sending up flags. Is there a setting which can be changed to allow it to force copy? Does it have to do with the differences between FAT32 and NTFS?

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks!
    - Jeff

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    Originally posted by Defiler
    You know you can turn error reporting off...
    how?


    ..**never mind, taking a hard long stroll down to www.tweakxp.com **..


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    Re: CRC errors

    Originally posted by jzgt
    Hey Guys,
    I know how to turn off the error messages, but has anyone gotten around the whole CRC thing? I mean, I have a data CD I am trying to copy to the HD and I keep getting a CRC error. I understand that this may be due to a dirty CD but this is a brand dandy new burn from my Plextor 40x. It works in my DVD drive on a Win98 machine, but my XP setup keeps sending up flags. Is there a setting which can be changed to allow it to force copy? Does it have to do with the differences between FAT32 and NTFS?

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks!
    - Jeff
    It could be a bad ide cable too..

    There should be no problem, all CDs are in FAT
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    I've ran XP Pro on a P233 MMX w/ 256MB of ram. Did a good job at web/email, winamp, and VideoCDs (mpg). Divx skipped too much.

    Just turn off the majority of XPs added "features" and it can run lower end processers. Memory is the key with XP.

    Plus XP can sort your MP3 files anyway you like.
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    Re: CRC errors

    Originally posted by jzgt
    Hey Guys,
    I know how to turn off the error messages, but has anyone gotten around the whole CRC thing? I mean, I have a data CD I am trying to copy to the HD and I keep getting a CRC error. I understand that this may be due to a dirty CD but this is a brand dandy new burn from my Plextor 40x. It works in my DVD drive on a Win98 machine, but my XP setup keeps sending up flags. Is there a setting which can be changed to allow it to force copy? Does it have to do with the differences between FAT32 and NTFS?

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks!
    - Jeff
    I have trouble copying CDs using my DVD-ROM or 40x CD-RW drive. The problem is they spin too fast. Tried using an old 8x CD-ROM and 32x CD-ROM, they worked like a charm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidder View Post
    Hey, as long as it's not any particular race I'm offending, I can stand to be a pedophile.
    All information expressed in this post is my opinion, and should not be regarded as a statement of fact.
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    something doesn't compute here ...
    XP and OS in the same sentence, with "as" in between...
    I don't need no stinkin' startup-shutdown controller... That's what journalized filesystems are for...
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    XP has been rock solid for me. And as long as you are using a system that meats its MSRs then it should be much faster than w2k. In my experience this is undeniably 100% true. Out of all the systems I run or have run on a regular basis(DOS, 95, 98se, 2kpro, 2kas, XPhome, XPpro, freeBSD, mandrake, macOS 7.0, 8, 8.5, 9.2, redhat... etc..), it gives the most idiot friendly environment available, while giving solid stability. Of course there are those who say it's not secure, but that's fairly obvious with any windows OS.

    Every OS has it's advantages and disadvantages. For my desktop at home, on my pc that I use most often I run XPpro, XPpro on my laptop, and linux on my server/router. At work I run mac OS 9.2.2 on 2 machines, win2kas, NT4server.

    My car will most likely be getting 98se or XP when I redo it.. It had XP and it worked beautifully. XP also makes your hot swapable devices work much more easily.. 98 has issues when you take things off and put them back.. XP really doesn't care what you do, it'll make adjustments as you go.. as I said.. Idiot friendly
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    Odyssey, Shin -
    I really like XP. Actually, it's the first OS from MS that I really like. I think it has a nice polished look, is really stable and loads quickly. I think it'll make a great foundation for my carputer. I forgot to list my system information in my post so I'll rectify that now.
    CPU - Celeron 1.12 GHz
    MB - MSI VIA 694x chipset
    RAM - 256 MB
    DVD-ROM - Pioneer slot load DVD-106S
    HD - Western Digital 80 GB

    sxpert - Are you referring to the title of this thread? I didn't start it, so, I dunno

    Shin again -
    I checked the IDE cable (swapped for another out of my win98 setup) and it still had the same issue with the same files.

    Odyssey again - I'll try to swap drives...maybe that'll help.

    I have been searching around various sites and have found that several people have had this same problem. MS attributes it to dust or fingerprints on the CD....I think next I'll try networking the two machines (W98 and XP) and transfer it that way.

    Thanks for all the help!

    - Jeff

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    Also dont forget to install SP1..... My USB seems to work a lot better after installing it for some reason.

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    jzgt:
    yeah, I am referring to the title of this thread.
    Windows in general, and XP in particular (but the same for Windows 1.0 to .net server beta something) are not OSs. they are merely a graphical interface atop of DOS.
    Furthermore, NTFS is the worst FS you can get. True, it has the advantages of a journaling FS (yeah, then why does it still do some sort of CHKDSK whenever the server at work crashes (twice a week)???) but it also has the problems of FAT (you need a defragmenting tool... why the *** does it fragment files in the first place ????)
    I don't need no stinkin' startup-shutdown controller... That's what journalized filesystems are for...
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