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Flight Sim: Testing Scenery Expansion CD-ROM for File Access

PSS ID Number: Q172017 Article last modified on 05-27-1999

WINDOWS:1.0

WINDOWS

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The information in this article applies to:

  • == Microsoft Expansion Pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator for Windows 95, version 1.0 ==

SUMMARY

Because of physical read limitations of some CD-ROM drives, your CD-ROM drive may deny access to some of the files and folders on the Microsoft Expansion Pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator for Windows 95, version 1.0 compact disc. This article lists those files and supplies a method to test your CD-ROM drive.

MORE INFORMATION

The CD-ROM drive may have difficulty reading the final folder, listed below, from the Microsoft Expansion:

Folder Location On Disc
Scenery 150-151 MB

To test for specific drive-capacity limitations, try to access the following files:

Files Location On Disc
Scenery893015.txr 150-151 MB
Scenery853046.txr 140-141 MB
Scenery832004.txr 130-131 MB
Scenery783039.txr 100-101 MB

The Microsoft Expansion compact disc contains 151 MB of data. The final file on the compact disc is Scenery893015.txr.

Testing Your CD-ROM Drive

To ensure the integrity of files that you have copied from the compact disc to your hard disc, compare the files using the MS-DOS File Compare program (Fc.exe). This test can be used to determine if the CD-ROM subsystem is functioning properly at the device driver or hardware level(s).

The Fc.exe utility is a useful method for testing problems related to general protection (GP) faults or other critical errors (such as read errors or out of memory messages) that may occur when you use CD-ROM drives with Windows programs.

Attempt to copy one of the following files to the hard disc:

Files Location On Disc
Scenery893015.txr 150-151 MB
Scenery853046.txr 140-141 MB
Scenery832004.txr 130-131 MB
Scenery783039.txr 100-101 MB

NOTE: For more information about how to perform this task in Windows, see your Windows printed documentation or online Help.

If you receive the following error message,

CDR101: Not Ready

the CD-ROM drive cannot read the disc at the specified location. If the file does copy, test the file’s integrity by using Fc.exe with the /B (binary) switch. For example, to compare the version of F893015.txr located on your compact disc to the version of F893015.txr that you copied to your hard disc, type the following at the MS-DOS command prompt and then press ENTER:

fc /b d:.txr c:.txr

where D is the letter of your CD-ROM drive, and C is the letter of your hard disc.

If you receive error messages, the CD-ROM drive is having problems reading the compact disc at that location.

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