corrupt files on a disk

  johnnyrocker 10:03 16 Sep 2005

a relative of maile mailed me last night as could not read files he had on a disk, got an error something like, cannot read file corrupt etc, i asked for a bit more info which did not help much, but today i get a reply as this."However Gord found that if he ran clean up after each disk he could make things work."

any ideas or suggestions i could advise them on please.?


  Gongoozler 10:31 16 Sep 2005

The message makes absolutely no sense to me at all, however cd-r and, even more so cd-rw, disks do deteriorate over time, and the lasers in the disk drives also have a limited life. It is a good idea to keep duplicates of any disks holding important data, and if your relative is having a lot of problems reading disks it might be time to replace the disk drive.

  johnnyrocker 10:34 16 Sep 2005

thanks for that i shall forward the inf, any other thoughts gratefully accepted.


  johnnyrocker 17:44 16 Sep 2005

update, after further questioning it transpires that this problem is with floppy and win xp pro


  Curio 19:09 16 Sep 2005

Presumably the Malware, Adaware, Anti Virus scans have been done on this floppy?

  VoG II 19:11 16 Sep 2005

Try Drive Rescue click here to recover the files.

  johnnyrocker 19:38 16 Sep 2005

i think you are under the wrong impression it is a floppy and he gets round the prob as posted earlier but would like to be able to use floppies as before.
curio yes that was my first suggestion.


  octal 19:43 16 Sep 2005

Has he tried a different make of disk in case there's a problem with that batch? We had a similar problem at work a few years ago, we ended up returning 50 floppies to the supplier.

  johnnyrocker 19:47 16 Sep 2005

these are disks he has made and requires to visit from time to time but to use another after using one he has to go through the above posted routine.



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