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Det. Bart Lasiter
07-14-2005, 09:05 PM
While re-installing TSL I get an error when the installer tries to copy "data2.cab" that says "Error: Data Cyclic Redundacy", I'm assuming that it means I need a new copy of the game, but I was hoping it won't come to that. Has anyone else had this problem and been able to resolve it?

Prime
07-15-2005, 12:22 AM
Normally, when CDs get a CRC message, they try to read the disc again. After several failed attempts, they give the redundancy check error. The problem can be hardware (loose cables, failing drive), software or damaged CDs. Check and clean the disc first. If different clean CDs have the same problem, it is likely to be a hardware problem (check the CDs in another drive if you can). Is your CD a burnt copy? That can cause problems as well...

Det. Bart Lasiter
07-15-2005, 01:03 AM
No it's not a burned copy, and my hardware is fine, so I'll try cleaning it, thanks!

***edit***
It looks like I spilled something on it

stingerhs
07-15-2005, 01:25 AM
just be lucky it was just something you spilled on it. i just had to replace two faulty DVD-burners on my machine, and my warranty had already run out, so i couldn't just send'em back in.

now i'm stuck with a DVD-ROM (no burner), of course, that has a lot to do with me being too cheap to buy new burners.

and for the record: i'm never going to buy a Toshiba product again. both of those burners were Toshiba products (they came with eMachines).

ChAiNz.2da
07-15-2005, 06:24 AM
Originally posted by stingerhs
and for the record: i'm never going to buy a Toshiba product again. both of those burners were Toshiba products (they came with eMachines).
Pioneer Burners are workhorses ;)

I'm using the same model in one of my PCs that my MAC G5 uses... I can literally kick the machine during burning and still not produce a coaster :D (though I wouldn't suggest kicking your machine just to test the theory.. heheh)...

Pioneer DVRAO7 XLB (black, to match my case)

Pioneer DVD Burners @ Newegg (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Manufactory=1167&PropertyCodeValue=0&PropertyCodeValue=0&PropertyCodeValue=0&PropertyCodeValue=0&PropertyCodeValue=0&PropertyCodeValue=0&PropertyCodeValue=0&PropertyCodeValue=0&PropertyCodeValue=0&PropertyCodeValue=0&PropertyCodeValue=0&PropertyCodeValue=0&PropertyCodeValue=0&PropertyCodeValue=0&description=&MinPrice=&MaxPrice=&SubCategory=5&Submit=Property) only $47.99 It's a different model than mine, but it's pretty much the same series :)

stingerhs
07-15-2005, 09:00 AM
thanx for the info. although a lot of publications look for features and burn quality (which is important), they usually don't take into account the reliability of the drive, which is some info i've been lookin for. :D

Prime
07-15-2005, 09:56 AM
Originally posted by jmac7142
***edit***
It looks like I spilled something on it So everything is working correctly now?

Det. Bart Lasiter
07-15-2005, 10:10 PM
Yes, everything's fine now, thanks!

I'm using the same model in one of my PCs that my MAC G5 uses... I can literally kick the machine during burning and still not produce a coaster (though I wouldn't suggest kicking your machine just to test the theory.. heheh)...

Ditto, minus the skipping :D