What is a Cyclical Redundancy Error, and why am I getting that error when trying to access files on a CD-RW disk? What can I do to fix this problem and be able to access my files?
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A CRC means your drive can't read part of the disc. This is typically caused by a dirty/scratched disc or sometimes a bad factory disc. The cyclical redundancy error message is a method of error checking, errors are caused by a number of reasons, like corruption, loss of signal, interferance and so forth you could get rid of the error message by checking the disk, changing IDE cables, maybe using another components, one at a time, such as memory, the CPU or the motherboard, to find out what is causing the error message to occur and to avoid it so that you dont get it again.