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My music files are CONSTANTLY being corrupted. Every now and then wouldn't bother me just grab the CD and reload. But its happening 2 or 3 times a month and it has me wondering why only music files seem to have little integrity. Anyone know why my music files would be so weak yet my others seam to be impenetrable? Using WMP10 and WMP11 both seem to do it (10 is under XP and 11 is under Vista.) Before anyone says yes, i know there is a 11 version for XP but with Aero its a waste.
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post #2 of 14
If you have a seperate hard drive or place on the hard drive for music, it could just be a bad sector(s).
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post #3 of 14
could it be WMP trying to update the files? I dont let WMP reach the net. even tho it can be turned off in the WMP properties

Id still use WMP11 for XP(I do), its much better then 10 IMO
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No but the HDD is split using partition magic so its 2 partitions but those partitions aren't in 1 half then the other they are scattered around a bit.

To rfarris, Why not? Other then media information does it update anything else? Can't information like that be edited during playback safely?
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DRM's scare me, tho WMP wont add them to the files unless ripped im guessing(maybe not tho) tho im not sur how DRM's work exaclty . WMP just dosent need to see the web for my uses.
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DRM's scare me, tho WMP wont add them to the files unless ripped im guessing(maybe not tho). WMP just dosent need to see the web for my uses.
I prefer it update to have accurate information. I'm kinda wondering if partition magic is to blame... maybe i should have used the MS partition system. Just backed everything up on DVD or something...
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CHKDSK -f

Ive never had that problem with partition magic on my music hdd.
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post #8 of 14
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CHKDSK -f

Ive never had that problem with partition magic on my music hdd.
I don't have a separate partition for my music just 2 partitions so i can keep XP and Vista ready to go.
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post #9 of 14
sounds like bad sectors on the hd

try running chekdsk
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post #10 of 14
simple answer:

DONT EVER USE WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER.

Ive never had good results with it for burning/ripping or listening.
I use foobar for listening and winamp with plugins for rip/burn operations. (it does FLAC! too)
    
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