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Microsoft KB Archive/173465

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Article ID: 173465

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Encarta Virtual Globe 98



This article was previously published under Q173465

SUMMARY

Because of physical read limitations of some CD-ROM drives, you may be denied access to some of the files and folders on the Microsoft Encarta Virtual Globe, 1998 Trial edition 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 Encarta Virtual Globe, Trial Edition CD-ROM:

Folder Location On Disc
System\Media\Home 628-629 MB



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

Files Location On Disc
System\Media\Home\Bottom.spl 628-629 MB
System\Media\Avi\T174228a.avi 606-608 MB
System\Media\Avi\18352.avi 568-571 MB
System\Fly\Uswest.fly 543-547 MB



The Encarta Virtual Globe, Trial Edition compact disc contains 629 MB of data. The final file on the CD-ROM is System\Media\Home\Topb.spl.

Testing Your CD-ROM Drive

To test the integrity of files that you have copied from your CD-ROM drive to your hard disk drive, compare the files using the MS-DOS File Compare program (Fc.exe). You can use this 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 disk drive:

Files Location On Disc
System\Media\Home\Bottom.spl 628-629 MB
System\Media\Avi\T174228a.avi 606-608 MB
System\Media\Avi\18352.avi 568-571 MB
System\Fly\Uswest.fly 543-547 MB



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

If the following error message appears

CDR101: Not Ready

the CD-ROM drive cannot read the compact 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 Bottom.spl file on the CD-ROM to the version of the Bottom.spl file you copied to your hard disk drive, type the following at the MS-DOS command prompt and then press ENTER:

fc /b d:\System\Media\Home\Bottom.spl c:\Bottom.spl


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

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


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