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Data Error Cyclic Redundancy Check

Data Error Cyclic Redundancy Checks are problems that are slowly minimizing because of technical resources developed over time. However, they still do happen, and most are totally clueless about what it is, and how exactly you solve this problem.

Cyclic Redundancy Checks or CRC's can be considered as a mathematical process done by your computer to ensure that your data is complete when it is transferred. You can think of it as a checking procedure that would identify if the data has been damaged or not. Getting a "Data Error Cyclic Redundancy Check" only means that it has failed the test and certain parts of the data being transferred are corrupted.

A typical mistake in understanding this is assuming that all of the data transfer is lost. What actually happens during transfer is that the data comes in small blocks, and each of these are assigned a CRC value. If something goes wrong to even one of these blocks between the time it is sent and received. The CRC from the source will no longer match with the data that has arrived. And this is when the "Data Error Cyclic Redundancy Check" appears.

This error is usually encountered whenever you are trying to read or copy data from a damaged CD. In this case, you get a warning sign that involves a grinding sound while you play your disc. This sound is created by the computer drive trying to read the data repeatedly. After several attempts, if still unsuccessful, the computer will display the "Data Error Cyclic Redundancy Check" message.

The Data Error Cyclic Redundancy Check is not exclusive the CD's and DVD's. This error may also occur when you have trying to open a file that was not properly downloaded from the internet. This error message could also be caused whenever there are system crashes, or when using applications with multiple bugs in the system.

Fixing Data Error Cyclic Redundancy Check

The Data Error Cyclic Redundancy Check may still be avoided. For the CD or DVD case for instance, whenever you sense the signs of a possible CRC error, then immediately eject and clean the disc using a soft fabric. If the error appears even when you try using different discs, then the problem may lie not on the CD's, but on the drive itself. It is possible that you have some loose cables, or that there is the need to actually replace your drive.

For the internet file problems, you need to ensure that you are downloading from a secure and sure source before you even try to open the file. If you have already tried different access, and the "Data Error Cyclic Redundancy Check" still appears, you may also try using a download manager in order to monitor your downloaded files.


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