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Old 11-05-2009, 09:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default oh god, somebody please help with this disk read error

I recently upgraded from XP to 7 and backupped some of my files on dvds

I compressed some of my files and put them into a split up Winrar archive of 2gb each. My 7 install went correctly and I then started moving all the files back onto my hd. It all went smoothly except for ONE single part of the archive is on a DVD that doesn't read correctly. The progress window goes about half-way and then says "Can't read from source file or disk". ****. I tried my different dvd drives and it still gives me the error. Must be a bad burn. Is there anything I can do? The rar archive in total, mostly pictures and videos, is about 20 gb. Anyway I could partially extract everything without that 2gb part of the archive?

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It is highly unlikely that you will be able to extract the data without that part of the archive. It will give you a error at that part and exit out of the extraction. You could try, but i wouldnt be to hopeful.
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