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    SubjectRe: A CD with errors (scratches etc.) blocks the whole system while reading damadged files
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    I agree, I frequently find myself getting files off damages cd's that
    others running windows cannot access. It takes a while, but I can
    usually get everything but the files on the damaged parts and even then
    I can get parts of them usually.

    Darrell

    On Fri, 2002-04-19 at 10:14, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
    > On Thu, 18 Apr 2002, Dr. Death wrote:
    >
    > > Problem:
    > >
    > > I use SuSE Linux 7.2 and when I create md5sums from damaged files on a
    > > CD, the WHOLE system freezes or is ugly slow untill md5 has passed the
    > > damaged part of the file !
    > >
    >
    > So what do you suggest? You can see from the logs that the device
    > is having difficulty reading your damaged CD. You can do what
    > Windows-95 does (ignore the errors and pretend everything is fine),
    > or what Windows-98 and Windows-2000/Prof does (blue-screen, and re-boot),
    > or you can try like hell to read the files like Linux does. What do you
    > suggest?
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Dick Johnson
    >
    > Penguin : Linux version 2.4.18 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).
    >
    > Windows-2000/Professional isn't.
    >
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