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on line Feb 06, 2006, 01:28pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hello,

I've got some backup data from Quicken on 12 1.4MB floppies. I know, I know...What am I doing still using those?

They were actually created by a friend and we need to get them transferred to a new PC. Problem is, everytime we try to read from them we get the "cyclic redundancy check" errors.

Can someone recommend any utility(ies) that might help me get the data back?

Thanks in advance for any help


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Chris McNally Feb 06, 2006, 01:39pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't read data from floppies due to cyclic redundancy check errors

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Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Feb 06, 2006, 02:14pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't read data from floppies due to cyclic redundancy check errors
try the floppies in another drive, possible the Drive, Cable, power, or even Floppy Connector on motherboard is damaged or no good anymore.

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on line Feb 06, 2006, 02:19pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't read data from floppies due to cyclic redundancy check errors
I've already tried CDCheck3 with no luck. I'll try CRChecker tonight.

I've tried reading the floppies on 5 different computers. Same %$#@ result each time.

Getting pretty panicked now because this has several years worth of data on it.

Hell, I'd even be willing to PAY for a utility that would retrieve the data for me.

Keep the tips coming.

Ricky Mcdonnell Feb 06, 2006, 02:24pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't read data from floppies due to cyclic redundancy check errors
*dbl post*

Ricky Mcdonnell Feb 06, 2006, 02:24pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't read data from floppies due to cyclic redundancy check errors
i remember looking on google for data recovery on floppys and got som stuff even got past crc errors
sry cant remember software name :(

Beavis Khan Feb 06, 2006, 02:25pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't read data from floppies due to cyclic redundancy check errors
Are all the discs giving errors?

If they are more than a few years old I would guess you're in serious trouble :( HD floppies were/are notorious for going bad in a hurry.

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Ricky Mcdonnell Feb 06, 2006, 02:37pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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back in the day i have lost tons of work and importent files to these dam floppys

on line Feb 06, 2006, 02:39pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Ricky,

What does "dbl post* mean?

I suspect "double post" but I don't know why. I haven't double posted this.

Victor Hackney Feb 06, 2006, 06:50pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi On Line

Try this for the CRC check first, unless you have stored them near magnets or loud speakers :-)) then don't bother:-))

http://www.bestdiskrecovery.com/RFPTechSupport.html

Or go to Google, looking for ...... CRC floppy tests .or keyword followed by floppy

Kind Regards
Take Care
Vic UK

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on line Feb 06, 2006, 08:13pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't read data from floppies due to cyclic redundancy check errors
Vic,

I read the info about that utility and went ahead and ordered it. Paid with PayPal immediately. Got confirmation of order but that's IT.

I figured they'd send me some kind of key or a link to download the software. How does this work? Have you actually ordered this utility before?


bossa ritchie Feb 06, 2006, 09:00pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't read data from floppies due to cyclic redundancy check errors
I used to get that error on a few CD discs I had and used I ISO Buster to get the data off them it worked great, I imagine ISO Buster would work with floppy discs also.

B Feb 06, 2006, 10:01pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Damn floppy discs! Never trust them they're evil!!!

I've had some pretty bad history with them. Very unreliable.

Use CD-RW's. :)

Victor Hackney Feb 07, 2006, 07:32pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi! On Line ,

I have this program in Germany, where I had to recover floppies and convert them for further use and it worked very well, I had 14x 1.4's and only one was unrecoverable.. I downloaded thier Zip file . I also made a copy on the small 8cm Cd for my friend, with some other extra programs . My download key came by Email within the hour.
There is a money back gaurantee with it.(see link) This is a couple of years ago, and maybe they have updated the version since I got it.

http://www.bestdiskrecovery.com/Awards.html

I bought it on the strength of thier Awards, and it prooved to be very successful, and a firend also used it and recovered 4 disks without problems.....however if they have become magnetised by placing near LSp or such it may not work

Best wishes,
Hope you have got the download by now
Regards..take care.
Vic UK

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on line Feb 07, 2006, 09:08pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't read data from floppies due to cyclic redundancy check errors
Well, I finally got RECOVER Floppy Pro v1.0 downloaded last night and tried it.

It kept cranking away but in the end it wasn't able to recover the data. Grrr!!!

This is so frustrating. I KNOW the data is there. When I open Windows Explorer I can see the file on the A: drive but I juuuuussst can't copy it. Talk about frustrating!

Anybody have any other ideas?

B Feb 07, 2006, 09:41pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't read data from floppies due to cyclic redundancy check errors
Try reading the floppy on as many computers/floppy drives as possible. I remember working at a school computer lab. I tried to get 3 different computers to read a Microsoft Word document from a floppy. Only 1 of the 3 could successfully read it. Never trust floppies again!

Good luck man!

Brandon Kite Feb 07, 2006, 09:49pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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do other floppys work in their make sure you dont have the floppy drive cable reversed.


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