View Full Version : Cyclic redundancy check ----error
10-29-2002, 04:06 PM
Lately I have been getting this error very often...
Cannot copy <filename>: Data Error (cyclic redundancy check).
It only seems to pop up when I try to copy/move a file from my c: disk drive to any other hard drive or storage device. I put this in hardware because I fear that my disk drive may be going bad. Does anyone know what causes this error (hardware/software) and what should be done about it.
Thank you to all who help.
10-29-2002, 07:06 PM
*RED ALERT* BWWWWWUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP
Time for a scandisk to see how that disk is doing. But usualy cure for it if it is not a hardware fault is to repartion the drive. . . so backup as fast as you can.
10-30-2002, 05:02 AM
Originally posted by sbp
Nope, not one of those. It is an older, about three years or so, 15gb ATA66 Maxtor.
I ran the diskchevker utility, but of course Windows 2000 could not obtain exclusive use of the disk. Had to reboot in order to run CHKDSK. And what do you know? So far it has found three bad clusters. :(
Looks like I am going to have to migrate over to one of my other drives. I've got a couple of newer Maxtor 40.0gb with the liquid bearings. I just have been avoiding the hassle of a re-install and trying to get all the settings etc. re-done. It seems everytime I do that I miss something important.
10-30-2002, 09:30 AM
Be wary of your RAM as well.. My friend had this problem as well. He would copy something, or install something and get a CRC error.. But, after tests on his HD, and even installing a new HD, the problem ended up being his RAM.. Just remember this if you go get a new HD and it keeps giving you these errors.
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