Burned a CD of some photos from my digital camera. On this particular CD, most images are fine. About 5 images will not open or copy from that CD to any other location (hard drive, etc). Every time I try to open or copy one of those files on the CD, after a long wait, I get an error message that says “Data Error - Cyclic Redundancy Check”. I know what both of those statements mean. What I’m wondering is what is causing this problem overall. The only clue that I have in this case is that the brand of CD is a no-name. Otherwise, the CD doesn’t seem to be scratched or damaged in any way.
Frankly, I’ve had far more problems with the quality and stability of burned CDs (different times, different machines, different media), than I ever did with floppy disks, which really surprises me. I’ve had CDs in the past that would work on one day, and not on a different day, on the same computer, giving a “this CD is not formatted error”, when in fact it was full of data.
Let the theorizing begin …