Windows On Mac :: Slows Down And Completely Stops - Data Error (Cyclic Redundancy Check)?
Feb 8, 2009
So after some hard work I finally got windows installed on my mac. I did so because I needed to run a program called 20-20 design for work. About halfway through the install i got this: Error: Data Error (Cyclic Redundancy Check) Right before this happens the disc kind of slows down and then completely stops. I googled this error and it says more than likely its a bad cd or dvd? Could this be an issue with my new partitioned hard drive?
Got a 3 year old macbook (OSX 10.5) that runs Windows XP (SP2) off a partition on the HD. Booted up in windows and was downloading two files via Bittorret when it gave me a cyclic redundency check. With a quick look, got some advice to stop using your computer, youre harddrive is failing. So i shut down.
Problem is... I can't bootup again. I just want to get a few personal files before i say goodbye. But i can't boot back up in OSX or XP. And it doesn't sound like the drive is physically failing either. No clicks, no loud spinning, just regular harddrive noise.
I've also tried connecting it as a USB to my GF's teeny weeny cutie EeePC. It will recognize the Windows partition and take forever to map out whats on there, but it won't recognize my Mac portion of the HD (which is where I would like to get my files from).
So because of this whole bootcamp mixup with my Mac,I can't access nothing of importantance (all on my macpartition). Windows won't boot, Mac won't boot, and I can't get anything off the Mac portion cause windows won't see the Partition.
So right now my current configuration features a 1TB Maxtor Central Axis which houses my iTunes library for streaming to my various computers, devices, PS3, and television. In addition I have a 1TB LaCie hard drive that I use to general backups. I have been considering setting up some sort of RAID configuration to ensure data redundancy while also being able to use the same set up work as a streaming NAS server to my other components. I know Drobo makes a product but it's rather expensive given it's specs.
I have Time Machine set up to backup my laptop, and it works just fine. I then decided, having enough space to spare, to point Time Machine of my girlfriend's laptop to the same backup location (she had been backing up to an external drive).
After setting everything up (network location, password, and everything), Time Machine happily starts backing up: Until it just stops copying/transferring data.
I start with a fresh, new, clean backup and I get no error message of any kind; after Time Machine selected the files to back up (= first run, so everything gets selected; that's about 40gb) it starts copying everything. But then it just stops. No errors, no progress, no anything.
This usually happens after having copied between 1 and 3 gb (I tried multiple times). Being on a gigabit ethernet, the copying is pretty fast; the first gb takes minutes. I even proceeded to letting the laptop run its backup through the night; even after a dozen hours, the indicator still is stuck at "1.27 gb of 40.24 gb" (or whatever).
I went so far as to check the laptop's hard drive (no errors). The backup system appears to work just fine; after all, Time Machine starts the backup just fine and doesn't report any errors or issues. (Also, if there was something wrong with it, it shouldn't work with my own laptop, either.) The only difference I could think of is that my laptop runs Lion, while my girlfriend's still runs Snow Leopard (both to their respective newest versions; could this discrepancy be the cause of any incompatibilities?).
I was in the middle of migrating my data from my pc to my mac (refurbished) and it stopped at about 3/4ths of the way. I want to know if any of the data was actually put on the mac or if it's an all or nothing transfer.
Basically i've had a HD which refused to read some data off it (only about 5 files out of 1Tb files) and I suspect it was only a sector or two that wasn't able to be read. Now is there an app or something that would read the entire disk to make sure it can be read properly? These files arn't backed up as they in relative terms are not important, however if more and more files become unreadable then clearly it's on it's way out.
When backing up files to an external drive, I end up overwriting the older versions of files that were previously backed up. Is there a way to copy files from one place to another, but just have files that have been changed to update?
Kind of like how Time Machine or Drop Box works. It just senses changed files and overwrites those, but doesn't recopy unchanged files.
When the program is installing it stops at 97% and says error, "please close the following programs: safari" so i close them and the same thing happens. even though i have closed safari this error still occurs and i can't finish my installation.
I've tried to download and install Mavericks 10.9.4 update but the installation fails with a checksum error. I've also tried the manual download/install which also failed. The message said that the update could not be installed to the default MacintoshHD drive.
I received an Acomdata 2Tb external hard drive today from Amazon and plugged it in. Time Machine popped up and I declined to link the hard drive to it. I went into Disk Utility and chose the new hard drive on the left column and went to erase. I chose Mac OS Extended. I named it and hit erase. It started going, and going..... and going... and a half an hour later I knew something was wrong.
Disk Utility was not responding and I eventually had to Force Quit. Now I cannot format the hard drive. I starts and then it stops with a disk error. I tried to run the First Aid verify and repair and both stopped after a few seconds with an error. What do I do?
I've been unable to download or update any applications or songs on any of my phones, ipads, or imacs. I just keep getting the messages, "Unable to download application." It's been this way for weeks. What can I do?
When i try to backup data or transfer large amounts of data, like 40gb or more, between drives, the process just stops without warning or explanation. It dowsn't matter when backup i use, Time Machine or WD Smartware.
I'm trying to install W7 on my Mac, everything goes fine until I get to the actual windows set up, and it says "that's everything we need for now" then your pc will restart a few times. Which it does, but then just goes to a black screen, the Mac sounds like it's gone to sleep. I left it for about 30 minutes with no change so powered it down..tried it all again from scratch and still the same result. On the Mac partition I can see that the windows partition has been created, but is called "untitled"
Anyone had this issue? I'm running Windows 7 (Mac Pro 200) with Bootcamp 3 drivers, every thing seems fine, but it appears that after awhile the graphics card fan seems to stop. Has this happend to anyone?, I downloaded the Catalyst drivers so can hopefully turn the fans on manually but this is'nt ideal.
Ok so I want to reinstall Windows completely so what I did was I created a partition to store all the files that I wanted to keep - music, videos, etc.So if I reinstall Windows on the essential partition, the C: drive, and afterwards I move all my movies, videos, etc. to the essential partition with the newly reinstalled Windows 7, and deleted the partition I used to store the music and videos while I reinstalled Windows, would I get that space back to the essential partition?
I have a Dell Inspiron 1545, and Safari has been working perfectly up until this last week when I went away. I left my laptop at home with safari running, and I left the laptop on while I was gone. When I got home and clicked on Safari (the laptop had died, which closed all of my programs), the window pops up but then it freeezes and stops responding. When I click on the window, a smaller window pops up asking me if I would like to close the program or wait for it to respond, and when I select close program, another window pops up saying that the WebKit2WebProcess.exe has stopped working. I have tried starting the computer in safe mode and nothing is working. If I reinstall Safari, I run the risk of losing all of my bookmarks. What should I do?!
I've played extensively with Spaces. Today I had 4 Spaces, with multiple Safari windows and multiple TextEdit windows open in Space #1 and in Space #3. I moved back an forth quite a bit, but then spent some time opening and closing windows only in Space #1, finally closing all Safari and TextEdit windows there.
When I pressed F8, Space #3 had no windows open! In the Dock, Safari and TextEdit were active. If I clicked either of them in the Dock, I'd switch to that application's menus and see my windows from Space #3 listed in the "Windows" menu, but the window would not actually appear anywhere in any Space if I chose it from the Windows menu.
The same with control-clicking in the Dock; the windows were listed, but would not display.
The windows for a separate application I had open only in Space #3 were also gone. I hadn't used them in any other Space.
I tried control-click-Quit on TextEdit in the Dock, knowing that I should get a "Do you want to save the changes?" prompt. It played the alert sound but showed me no TextEdit window or prompt. I couldn't view my window, save it, or Quit without saving!
There seemed to be no clean way out, until I tried collapsing all windows into Space #1 (by pressing F8 and then C) and then disabling Spaces in System Preferences. Instantly, my missing Safari and TextEdit windows reappeared in Space #1. My windows from the other application are back too.
I re-enabled Spaces and everything seems back to normal.
I've been trying to unistall Safari so I can reinstall Safari and start with a clean slate. However, Safari seems to 'remember' all of my old settings, and use them again after I reinstall the software. Is there a way to wipe any trace of Safari off of my computer, so I can download it like it's 'the first time'?
On a day-to-day basis I run: Adobe PS, INDD, and AI, Microsoft Entourage, Firefox and iTunes. Just recently, after an upgrade to Leopard, I added Things and Simplify Media to the list.The problem that happens before (on Tiger) and now (on Leopard) is command+tab switching stops functioning and Expose hot corners and shortcuts stop working.
I'm pretty sure this isn't a Finder crash because before, on Tiger, I could quit+restart Firefox and everything would be back to normal. Almost as if some shortcut had causes the system to act differently or there was some app dissonance?
But now, with Leopard, nothing I quit will cause these two features to act properly until I do a restart. Both features (command+tab switching and expose) are very necessary for my work flow. I have checked SysPref to make sure keyboard shortcuts are default and Univeral Access to make sure assisted devices is turned off.