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Problems Copying Winxp Prof Cd


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toffeymen

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hi all, hope someone can help me , i am trying to make a copy of my windows xp prof eddition cd, but no matter which way i try it just keeps saying ........................data error ( cyclic redundancy check) can anyone help here as i am totally lost, thanks in advance, can i not just use nero and choose copy cd ? cause that doesnt seem to work either.
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Murray S.

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Howdy:

Could very well be copywrite protected thus not allowing you to burn a copy of the cd..

Just make sure you register it with Microsoft and, should something happen to the original cd, Microsoft will replace it!!

Murray
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Personaly i have found that error when the CD/DVD is scratched. Cheak and find out also try it on other computers to make sure. The is some really good data recover software for CD/DVD's that you could try too.
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Microsoft does not copy protect its CDs so I would concur it is likely scratched, which means you can get a replacement from MS if you registered.

You can try cleaning the cd with soapy warm water, as well.
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Thanks to all of ya, will try what you advised, once again thanks :tazz:
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Dont b insulted. but have you got a cd large enough to copy onto?
Yes nero will do.
You will need a cd-90,to fit on all info.
get cd-90 at macro wholesale.
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not true...I copy MS CDs all the time. When I get a new PC or Windows CD, I make a copy of the cd and lock the original away in the file cabinet so it does not get scratched.


Typical 700mb cd is more than enough
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