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Can data be recovered - fdisk w/ error?

By videofx ·
I had a major hard drive failure and the only backup set of my accounting pack has an error on the last disk of the set, it comes up with a "data error:cycle redundancy check" Is there any way of getting around this error?? Scandisk was no help. I would appreciate any thoughts on this.
Thanks Mike

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by dmiles In reply to Can data be recovered - f ...

See TechRepublic 200 ways to revive a hard drive for solution that may help

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by opatzg In reply to Can data be recovered - f ...

Normally backup software runs a compression algorithm so shrink the size of the backup file/files. PKZIP used to come with a utility called pkzipfix which would try and maintain as much of the corrupted compressed file as possible. Just a thought. Otherwise as stated above try a few of the ideas gicen for getting the toasted drive to work. Lots of people swear by the freezing the drive for 24 hours and then running it long enough to get their backups.
Good luck

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by csmith In reply to Can data be recovered - f ...

A CRC error occurs because the PC adds up the bits as read (With an algorithm) and compares them to the CRC number , to see if any bits were lost.
When this error occurs, there is some bits missing from the file. This means the program will usually crash when it hits the missing bits.
I assume that the last floppy disk is the problem.
IF you have another PC, sometimes a different floppy drive, with a slightly different alignment,
((Floppy Drives are so cheaply made there is a lot of play in them, usually) ,may be able to read the disk. If so Copy and write to a new disk.
I have had this happen to OEM factory disks.
(Big company, name starts with M.)
Make sure your backups are not stored near a telephone, monitor, or electric motor.
Regards, Chris

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