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Data Error (Cyclic Redundancy Check ) and Can't Read from Disc

Today while copying a file from one of my old disc (CD) to my computer I have received an error message and copying failed. The error message is Cannot copy [file name]: Data error (cyclic redundancy check ). When I click OK button, the message window closed and informed copying failed. I tried to copy the same file from the CD again but as I expected the same warning came and the operation failed. This tutorial explains this error with remedy. The below image shows how the message looks in case if you are not familiar with it. I was trying to copy a file named AVSEQ02 from the CD to Hard Drive when I got this warning message.
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What is Data Error - Cyclic Redundancy Check

Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) is an error detecting code used to check whether the data stored in the storage device is corrupted or not. In my case, it is an old CD and probably corrupted. So PC failed to read the necessary file and the copying process failed.


Reasons For This Message

When your computer is trying to read files from your DVD or CD (any storage device,) if it found the data stored is corrupted, you will get this error message. In reality, a normal scratch on the disc itself can cause this Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) error.

Recover Files from Corrupted Disc

Fortunately there are some recovery software available in market to recover files from scratched CDs and DVDs. Some of them are:

  1. CD Check

    CD Check is a Cyclic redundancy check data error recovery software.
    Recover information from Corrupted DVD and CD


    To download this CD recovery software:
    http://www.softwarepatch.com/software/cdrecovery-security.html


  2. CDcheck

    Another Disc files recovery software is:
    http://www.kvipu.com/CDCheck/helplink.php?helpfn=registration


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Anonymous said…
Thanks. Its a nice graphical tool. i was facing the same CRC error while copying a file from hard disk partition and found a command line tool bbcopy. I found help at
http://www.asknetinfo.com/experienced-bad-blocks.html

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