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GW 2.0: How to Test CD-ROM for File Access If Access Denied

Article ID: 175144

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2000


  • Microsoft Greetings Workshop 2.0 Standard Edition

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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 Greetings Workshop compact disc. This article lists the outermost file and shows you how to test your CD-ROM drive.


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


Try to copy this file to the hard disk.

For information about copying files and folders in Windows, see your Windows printed documentation or online Help.

If you receive errors, the CD-ROM drive is having problems reading the disc at that location. Please contact your CD-ROM manufacturer for updated drivers.

If the file does copy, test the file's integrity by using FC.EXE with the /B (binary) switch. For example, to compare the ZZZZZ.WMF file on your CD-ROM to the version of ZZZZZ.WMF file you copied to your hard drive, type the following at an MS-DOS command prompt and press ENTER

   fc  /b  D:\greetings\ZZZZZ.WMF C:\ZZZZZ.WMF

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

For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

174955 GW 2.0: Contents of README file

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