September 22, 2007

Bug: CRC error on CD will cause Explorer to crash in Vista

If you are using Windows Vista and you are working with an older CD that due to the passage of time has CRC errors on some files, expect Explorer to crash a few times while using it. Basically, the thumbnailer seems to crash if it can't read a file because the file is actually unreadable, but is able to handle security issues and corrupt files just fine.

As a workaround, browse your CD in Details View, or XCOPY the CD to your local machine with the /C switch so that you can figure out which file has gone bad.

1 comment:

Sarkie said...

This is also supposed to be good mate.