Corrupt file causing system freeze?

  Batch 14:07 02 Aug 2006

Strange behaviour?

Whilst backing up some photos (JPEGs), by copying (in Windows Explorer) from one drive to another, the system just froze.

After rebooting, tried again and same problem on the same file!

Rebooted and tried WinZiping the folder. Again system froze on the same file.

Rebooted and tried viewing the file in question. Same problem (got about 2/3 way rendering the image).

So deleted file and retreived file in question from a backup on CD. All OK now!

But the question is, why on earth can't Windows cope with a corrupt file and just report a failure and give the option to proceed or abort? Especially when one is just copying (and not opening the file to use its contents).

  sean-278262 14:11 02 Aug 2006

Did the system go to (not responding) if so I have found it to usually be that there is not enough ram or power on the PC to solve the problem or that the computer needs more time to work around it. XP isnt really designed to be fault tolerant. Dont ask me why its a right pain in the rear none the less.

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