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Can't Read From The Source File Or Disk


Trying to copy mini dvd files recorded on my camcorder to my hard drive. Keep getting "can't read from the source file or disk" when its halfway through. Cannot copy mini dvd files to hard drive.get error message "can't read from source files or disk".

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System File Error - Cannot Read The Source Or Disk

System file error "cannot read the source or disk" on a memory card pro duo stick.system file error 635535 and i also need help with the pro duo that keeps freezing on me whenever i want to delete something it says it cant because it can't read the source or disk please help me. I cannot delete nor copy nor format the stick i tried everything.

Posted On: 2010-05-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2012-03-14 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-08 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Read Disk Error

I was wondering if you'd be kind enough to help me? I followed this tutorial after creating a duel boot with windows xp http://blogs. Techrepublic.com.com/window-on-windows/?P=1751 and for some reason i get the read disk error. No matter what i try, nothing seems to work following all the bcd commands, fixmbr and fixboot.

All i want to do is delete my xp partition and start using 7 to it's full on the hdd. I'm sure it's something really simple, but i can't for the life of me figure it out?


Posted On: 2010-04-28 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Well i started a couple of days ago at first when i booted up my computer it came up saying something was preventing it from starting and it could be caused by a hardware change or installed software and it asked me to put in the repair disc. So i did this it managed to fix it for a while then randomly it started again so i repeated what i did last time with out any success so i switched off the computer and tried again same kept happening for about 5 restarts so i gave up and left it. Then the next it works again but when i restart my computer to make sure i get this disk read error with it saying ctrl-alt-dlt to restart so i did this and over and over again it kept coming up.

But then i got the error that i mentioned at the start and so i repeated the process no success but then randomly it works again. This problem keeps on occurring randomly and going away randomly and it is unbelievably annoying as some times it can take minutes to fix sometimes hours. So is there any fix to this problem or is a reinstall of windows 7 the only option.


Posted On: 2010-07-09 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Disk read error
Press ctrl+alt+del

I restarted, it sort of booted giving me the 2 choices of windows 7:

-Start normally
-Launch repair

In start normally it loads up the boot screen but just after that it restarts. It restarted and read the hdd like "bzbzbzbz" after post. I entered bios, it read it as 571 gb and some weird stuff.

I happened to have live cd of linux on my usb flash (on which i'm working now), i mounted hard disk drives, they all work! But the "documents and settings" folder is empty.

This problem happened before and i don't know what the cause is?

Is it the mbr, track zero or sata controller? And please tell if i could do something through my usb flash (like launching a specific test or fix)
Hdd: western digital 160 gb 7200 rpm sata

Motherboard: gigabyte, chipset: intel 945g
Os: used to be windows 7
Ram: 1 gb ddr2


Posted On: 2010-07-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Just wondering if anyone has any ideas, i am running to recovery disk again now to see if my operating system can be located. Bout 3 weeks ago the hard drive that came with the computer crashed and we ordered a new one. It seems unlikely to me that the hard drive could have failed in such a short amount of time. I am running windows vista home premium 32 bit on my dell inspiron 1525. Edit 1217 csti am currently running the recovery disk and my screen is at system recovery options and it still appears that my os will not be listed.


Posted On: 2010-08-11 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Dvd Drive Wont Read Disks - Error Please Insert Disk

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I went to the manufacturers site and downloaded the latest software for it, windows installed this and said it was working fine, i can now see the drive but it wont read anything, every time i put a disk in (any disk) it tells me the drive is empty when it isn't and spits it out. I have tried the windows troubleshoot program from the support site, it detects a problem but cant fix it.

The device manager shows the drive as installed and working. The lens shouldn't need cleaning as the drive is less than a month old. Please help, i've run out of ideas.system - dual boot xp / win 7 x64, xp on samsung 1tb hdd win 7 on maxtor 200gb hdd, 4gb ram, intel core 2 duo 3ghz, asus p5g43m motherboard, nvidia 8500gt gpu


Posted On: 2010-04-02 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Component move data had the following error:

Media name: data
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Can anyone help me with this problem or is it hopeless?


Posted On: 2010-03-26 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Have just forked out for a firewire cable and am trying to get that working.

Have switched the mac into "target disk mode" which makes it behave just like an external hard drive and plugged it into my laptop via firewire.

Windows 7 recognizes an "sbp2 compliant ieee 1394 device" has been plugged in.

However - i cannot browse the mac's files. Under devices and printers the h: drive appears but it is not browsable.

Have tried all three ieee 1394 drivers, and interestingly "1394 ohci compliant host controller (legacy)" driver is the only one where a "browse" tab appears in the devices and printers bit. However when i open the drop down, a h: appears, but it is greyed out and not clickable.

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Posted On: 2010-02-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I downloaded ie8 to take its place but ie8 will not work on my comp for some reason. Si had to reinstall ie7 again. There is one update for ie7 that will not update sp3 info. Any ideas. I cannot use any other source to get into my company files other than ie mozilla google they will not be accepted.


Posted On: 2010-04-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-30 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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However, even in dos as the administrator, i am unable to remove the read only attribute. "Access denied - c:program files (x86)microsoft visual studiocommonvssdatacrcs. Dat" using command "attrib -r *. *"

I would like to remove the read-only permission on these files. Machine is windows 7 ultimate | not networked | stand alone copy with vss 2005, accessing a vb6 source safe folder. This capability needs to apply to any situation on any windows 7 computer. Developers occasionally lose their network access for security reasons and we would like to keep them working on non-networked, stand-alone machines.


Posted On: 2010-07-28 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Error message: could not load type and a long

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The file is added to the project, but it's almost useless. I can't drag and drop the tables or the table items on to a form. The table drop down option is unavailable and the table items checkboxnon-exist. The only thing. I can do is view a query of the table by double clicking it. Any ideas what could be wrong?How can i bind a data source to my form?


Posted On: 2010-04-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-01 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-12 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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I have reinstalled win7 and tried repair functions. No luck so far.


Posted On: 2009-10-30 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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- To find it resets automatically, i have used the cmd prompts, i have checked all permissions, i am logged in as administrator, i have tried running in safe mode. ) It still says that the directory i am trying to use is "read only".

If i cannot complete this project, my reputation is utterly ruined and i am going to lose all the good will which i have built up over the past year. Essentially, due to this problem with windows 7, my career is finished. Please can you provide with a solution as this is extremely urgent!


Posted On: 2010-05-14 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-17 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Have tried reinstalling the disc i had with camera, but i couldn't tell if this had a driver file on it-just seemed to install some photo handling software and nothing changed. Anyone any thoughts on where to look for bugs or what files might be worth seeking out and reinstalling?


Posted On: 2010-04-23 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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So i managed to install windows 7 and salvage my computer, so to speak. After the installation, every time i booted up the computer, the computer did not take me straight to the log-in welcome screen. Instead i was confronted with 3 options; run xp, run windows 7, or run in safe mode, i believe. (I am not entirely sure of this because this screen no longer occurs, and i quickly adapted to scrolling down to the run windows 7 option instead of inventorying the options into my memory. ) So this sufficed, and i had no qualms with the odd starting screen because, _, the computer worked.

Fast forward a couple months and i was confronted with a bootmgr issue. Not knowing what that was, i looked it up and was able to get a program on a disc to help alleviate that issue. This allowed me to use my computer for 2-3 days, but with intermitten and gradually increasing computer "hiccups". What i mean by a hicuup is that my computer would freeze, in the begining for maybe a minute, and then it would unfreeze and i was allowed to use my computer again. These were not programs freezing, for my music would halt as well as the other program i was using at the time. After a time period elapsed (of my computer being frozen), my computer would spit static through the speakers and start playing again, with the song proceeded. So i missed part of the song, and i resumed doin' work.

As i mentioned before, the freezes progressively got worse. From 1 minute long freezes to 30 minute freezes, to freezes which i presumed were infinite. ( For the last freeze, i went downstairs and watched a movie, as a reference to how long the freeze could last. It was frozen when i returned). Eventually i was no longer able to even access my computer in a functioning state.

Going back to the bootmgr program i put on a disc, i was able to access a very limited program that frankly did nothing, which was probably due to my lack of computer competence. After a couple of days of trying to manage that, my computer failed to even load that program. Now i am confronted with this; a black screen, with or without the disc for the bootmgr, with a blinking cursor. After the cursor blinks a couple times, a disc read error text appears and offers me the option of restarting through ctrl alt delete. Restarting does nothing but further a cyclical response of disc read error.

What do yall think?


Posted On: 2010-02-20 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Only one user on system, but often does not show as administrator and during troubleshooting process, asks to be turned onto administrator. If i can get the system to hold the unchecked read only status, it crashes to a blue screen of death.


Posted On: 2010-01-29 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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After clicking start, then computer, then double-clicking on dvd-rom, all it would do is eject, & message would come on the screen saying need to insert disk. This happened sunday, while microsoft was working to solve the problem, & it happen today(wed) when i exchange cd for another wins. 7 cd as suggested by rep. On sun.

It was today that microsoft rep. Said that their must be a problem with the driver in my computer, although i have no problems playing dvd(movie) which microsoft tried with no problem in my computer, and the wins. 7 upgrade has no problem running in my laptop. What can i do or what could be the problem with my desktop.


Posted On: 2010-03-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I'm using a maxtor (now seagate) external hard drive. I've had it less than 6 months and all was fine until i installed windows 7. When my computer tries to read the data (all my backups and personal files!) A message comes up which says i need to format the external hard drive. I'm sure if i do this i will lose all my data. I've emailed maxtor (seagate) about the problem but had no reply.

I've tried turning the computer off with it plugged in, unplugged it after restart. Didn't work. I've unplugged it when the computer is on, restarted my computer; then unplugged it and plugged it in again. Didn't work. How on earth can i retrieve all my data? Please can someone advise me?


Posted On: 2010-03-27 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .