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CRC error

Discussion in 'Bob's Track Builder' started by Kennett Ylitalo, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. I'm getting a lot of these, it has forced me to revert to backup version now three times.. Is it what i fear, that my HDD is failing? It's quite new drive, under 6 months old Samsung Spinpoint.

    S.M.A.R.T is showing some errors but not more than what i've had before with other drives and none critical. I've scanned the drive three times and no errors on deep scans, no surface scan errors etc. Fortunately i had this time uploaded the project file to my online storage, it was only ½h older than what was in the BTB.

    I copied over the failed files and the project loaded fine (i moved the venue.bin out from the BTB folder and restored it after the copy, it worked but gave me a scare).. The CRC errors are increasing and i'm a bit worried.
     
  2. It could be a RAM issue. Try opening the computer and reinserting the modules. There could be a dodgy contact. Another option is a RAM checking utility. When your computer starts up it does a RAM check, but I've heard that it's not very thorough, so a third-party tool would be worth using.
     
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  3. I do have very dodgy memory chips, so that would explain the issue... Didn't think it could be due RAM but it makes sense.
     
  4. Chris Butcher

    Chris Butcher
    Red Bull Gridsters 2012 Champion

    CRC is normally HDD related
     
  5. I agree but since the HDD is so new and the error didn't repeat itself after replacing the faulty files with identical ones, i'm thinking memory error. AFAIK replacing files will use the same sectors on the HDD.. I did do 2 hour mem86 memtest when i installed the memory and got 100% success..