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My Great Files Compression errors...
« on: November 20, 2004, 12:48:49 AM »
Well, i have a problem in my new PC with compressed files, and I did
a lot of things to try to fix it but it seems that nothing (for the moment)
will fix my problem....

Every Zip/Rar/Etc. that i create, for Example 'Mslug5'
(the one im fighting to create) it compress Bad CRC file(s)...
or sometimes Broke the compressed file(s) I really dont know why this is
happening in this PC...I tested with different Files Managers , like WinZIP,
WinRAR, WinACE, 7Zip & the one Im using now is PowerArchiver 2004,
...oh! and the fun is that in my old slow PC this never happened for more Big
that the compressed file was...and here in my Great PC it corrupt even a
20mb compressed file(s)... :(

Here are my PC Specs...

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SiSoftware Sandra

System
Host Name : UNREAL-CAP-X
User : Captain-X

Processor
Model : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
Speed : 2.39GHz
Performance Rating : PR2631 (estimated)
Type : Standard
L2 On-board Cache : 1024kB ECC Synchronous ATC (8-way sectored, 64 byte line size)

Mainboard
Bus(es) : ISA PCI USB
MP Support : 1 CPU(s)
MP APIC : No
System BIOS : American Megatrends Inc. P3.00
System : P4I45Gx_PE,
Mainboard : P4I45Gx_PE,
Total Memory : 503MB DDR-SDRAM

Chipset 1
Model : ASRock Inc 82845G/GL/GE Brookdale Host-Hub Interface Bridge (B1-step)
Front Side Bus Speed : 4x 133MHz (532MHz data rate)
Total Memory : 512MB DDR-SDRAM
Shared Memory : 8MB
Memory Bus Speed : 2x 133MHz (266MHz data rate)

Video System
Monitor/Panel : Default Monitor
Monitor/Panel : Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor/Panel : Default Monitor
Adapter : Standard PCI Graphics Adapter
Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200

Physical Storage Devices
Hard Disk : GENERIC IDE  DISK TYPE47
Hard Disk : GENERIC NEC  FLOPPY DISK
CD-ROM/DVD : CREATIVE DVD-ROM DVD6240E
CD-ROM/DVD : Memorex DVD+/-DLRWL1 F16

Logical Storage Devices
1.44MB 3.5" (A:) : N/A
Hard Disk (C:) : 37.2GB (30.6GB, 82% Free) (FAT32)
CD-ROM/DVD (D:) : N/A
CD-ROM/DVD (E:) : N/A

Peripherals
Serial/Parallel Port(s) : 2 COM / 1 LPT
USB Controller/Hub : Standard Universal PCI to USB Host Controller
USB Controller/Hub : Standard Universal PCI to USB Host Controller
USB Controller/Hub : Standard Universal PCI to USB Host Controller
USB Controller/Hub : USB Root Hub
USB Controller/Hub : USB Root Hub
USB Controller/Hub : USB Root Hub
Keyboard : Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
Mouse : PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port

MultiMedia Device(s)
Device : Gameport Joystick
Device : C-Media AC97 Audio Device
Device : Logitech RumblePad 2 USB
Device : Logitech RumblePad 2 HID
Device : Microsoft Kernel System Renderer
Device : Microsoft Kernel GS Wavetable Synthesizer
Device : Microsoft Kernel Audio Mixer
Device : Microsoft DirectMusic SW Synth (WDM)

Communication Device(s)
Device : HSP56 Modem

Power Management
AC Line Status : On-Line

Operating System(s)
Windows System : Microsoft Windows 98 (Win32 x86) 4.10.2222 ( A )
DOS System : Microsoft MS-DOS Version 7.10 A

Network Services
Adapter : Internet Connection Sharing
Adapter : Dial-Up Adapter
Adapter : Dial-Up Adapter #2 (VPN Support)
Adapter : Microsoft Virtual Private Networking Adapter
Adapter : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC

Performance Tips
Tip 2546 : Large memory modules should be ECC/Parity.
Tip 2 : Double-click tip or press Enter while a tip is selected for more information about the tip.


About my PC Specs...

That Tip about my Memory have me thinking because, look at this info...
(This info is given when i click the tip to see further info)

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Tip T2546 - Large memory modules (512 or greater) should be ECC/Parity. Since the probability that a bit will be corrupt is the same or increases with module density, the bigger the module, the bigger the overall probability that you will get one or more corrupted bits. While these modules add an extra delay on partial writes (e.g. less than data width) as parity for the whole line must be re-calculated, the stability will be worth it.
Fix: If you plan on adding more memory, consider replacing the modules with ECC/Parity modules. Do note that running plain and ECC/Parity modules will turn off ECC/Parity for the whole memory array.

SiSoftware Sandra Help File


I hope this is not the problem, because if it is, i will have to spend more $
in a new Memory with the ECC thing integrated

ThanX in advance for the help....:) If you need more info of my PC to help me
just tell it and i post it :)

SeeYaa! Saludos!!!
:D:):D:):D:)

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My Great Files Compression errors...
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2004, 02:29:05 AM »
This sounds more like a virus to me.  I have almost exactly the same specs (actually everything nearly matches except the hdd :))

One of the things I would suggest is using something newer than windows 98 (windows 2000 doesn't have much higher requirements) and switching to an NTFS file system (FAT32 is known to be unreliable).

btw, nice to see some non-emu related stuff going on here :)


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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2004, 03:41:43 AM »
I had the same prob some years ago, and it was my "noname" memory module (512Mb).

On my comp', I was unable to compress files correctly, decompression of zipped and rared files were corrupted (not everytime.......it was very "funny", tried to decompress a file > gave me CRC errors, tried two minutes later, decompression was OK, and two minutes later again, bad CRC  :D )

Did you try to "benchmark" your memory with memtest86 ????
This soft is really helpful, the boot CD version is really good

ps : i tried the memory module on my bro' comp' and it was working a little better than mine, but there was errors too (less than mine)

ps bis : I put that sh** in the trash bin, bought a 512Mb Corsair module (non ECC) and everything works fine now.....

ps....3  :D : ECC memory is not needed if you choose the good manufacturer (Samsung, Corsair, etc...)  :cool:
ECC memory is needed if you want to build a server, but for a "normal" computer, it's useless and expensive

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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2004, 09:25:39 AM »
Quote from: iq_132
This sounds more like a virus to me.  I have almost exactly the same specs (actually everything nearly matches except the hdd :))

One of the things I would suggest is using something newer than windows 98 (windows 2000 doesn't have much higher requirements) and switching to an NTFS file system (FAT32 is known to be unreliable).

btw, nice to see some non-emu related stuff going on here :)


Ummm, not a virus...I did a HDrive Backup in ~5-6 DVDs and reinstalled Win98
then i passed the most important apps and some files, but i downloaded
everything again (still dowloading some things) and I think it could be my
memmory module because i bought it without consulting nothing about that
memory, i needed a DDR Mem and that was the first choise (thinking that all
mems where the same U_U) but well now I have some $, lets see if i can
spend some money for the next week and buy a new DDR Mem.

Oh! btw...is there DDR Mems by SONY?...if exists that will be my choice xD
Nah! just jocking...:D I can take a Samsung one ^^ :P

Quote from: Badablek

I had the same prob some years ago, and it was my "noname" memory module (512Mb).

On my comp', I was unable to compress files correctly, decompression of zipped and rared files were corrupted (not everytime.......it was very "funny", tried to decompress a file > gave me CRC errors, tried two minutes later, decompression was OK, and two minutes later again, bad CRC  :D  )

Did you try to "benchmark" your memory with memtest86 ????
This soft is really helpful, the boot CD version is really good

ps : i tried the memory module on my bro' comp' and it was working a little better than mine, but there was errors too (less than mine)

ps bis : I put that sh** in the trash bin, bought a 512Mb Corsair module (non ECC) and everything works fine now.....

ps....3 :D : ECC memory is not needed if you choose the good manufacturer (Samsung, Corsair, etc...)  :cool:
ECC memory is needed if you want to build a server, but for a "normal" computer, it's useless and expensive

Well is helpfull to know other Mem Issues because now Im not the only one
with this Compressing prob....the only thing is that you fixed it xD
but umm, well, i downloaded the 'memt32' and i will do a BootCD to test
it later..(ThanX ;))...

Oh!...xD...Im downloading WindowsXP ISO (+ Serial of course xD) and when
it finishes, i think in two days, with my 56k Modem ¬¬u ...i will post
what happned in the new system with the 'Great Compressed' files ^^

ThanX Everyone!! and yeah talking about non-emu related stuff xDD :D
:D:):D:):D:)

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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2004, 06:45:49 AM »
It's a problem involving win98 & 95. It's has many problems with "big" RAM modules, as refered in this link:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q184447/

It says that the problem only happens with mem > 512, but that's not exactly true. I had the same problem time ago with 512 MB and even with less RAM ;)
Suggestion: As you said, upgrade to win2k, or XP Pro

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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2005, 04:10:38 PM »
Well this post is old but...i have some info about this problem of mine :P

Well first of all i have this specs now...

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SiSoftware Sandra

System
Host Name : CAPX-FACTOR-PC
User : Captain-X
Domain : MSHOME

Processor
Model : 1x Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
Speed : 2.41GHz
Performance Rating : PR2653 (estimated)
Type : Standard
L2 On-board Cache : 1MB ECC Synchronous, ATC, 8-way set, 64 byte line size, 2 lines per sector

Mainboard
Bus(es) : AGP PCI USB i2c/SMBus
MP Support : 2 CPU(s)
MP APIC : No
System BIOS : Award Software International, Inc. F5
Mainboard : Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-8S661FXM
Total Memory : 992MB DDR-SDRAM

Chipset 1
Model : Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) SiS661FX CPU to PCI Bridge
Front Side Bus Speed : 4x 134MHz (536MHz data rate)
Total Memory : 1GB DDR-SDRAM
Shared Memory : 32MB

Video System
Monitor/Panel : Default Monitor
Monitor/Panel : Plug and Play Monitor
Adapter : SiS 661FX_760_741_M661FX_M760_M741
Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200

Physical Storage Devices
Removable Drive : Floppy disk drive
Hard Disk : WDC WD400BB-00DEA0 (31GB)
Hard Disk : Disk drive
CD-ROM/DVD : CD-ROM Drive

Logical Storage Devices
1.44MB 3.5" (A:) : N/A
Hard Disk (C:) : 31GB (437MB, 1% Free Space) (NTFS)
Hard Disk (D:) : 114GB (18GB, 16% Free Space) (NTFS)
nhd_backup_cd2 (E:) : 3.4GB (CDFS)

Peripherals
Serial/Parallel Port(s) : 2 COM / 1 LPT
USB Controller/Hub : SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller
USB Controller/Hub : SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller
USB Controller/Hub : SiS PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller
USB Controller/Hub : USB Root Hub
USB Controller/Hub : USB Root Hub
USB Controller/Hub : USB Root Hub
Keyboard : Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Keyboard : HID Keyboard Device
Mouse : PS/2 Compatible Mouse
Mouse : HID-compliant mouse
Human Interface : Logitech RumblePad 2 HID
Human Interface : Logitech Virtual Hid Device
Human Interface : Logitech Virtual Hid Device
Human Interface : Logitech RumblePad 2 USB

MultiMedia Device(s)
Device : Standard Game Port
Device : Realtek AC'97 Audio

Communication Device(s)
Device : NetoDragon 56K Voice Modem

Printers and Faxes
Model : hp psc 1310 series

Power Management
AC Line Status : On-Line

Operating System(s)
Windows System : Microsoft Windows XP/2002 Home (Win32 x86) 5.01.2600 (Service Pack 2)

Network Services
Adapter : Realtek RTL8139/810X Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC #2

Performance Tips
Warning 100 : Large memory sizes should be made of Registered/Buffered memory.
Tip 2 : Double-click tip or press Enter while a tip is selected for more information about the tip.


Now i have a different motherboard, and a different sys , i did not downloaded
the WinXP, i Bought the system in CompUSA ~ 100$...WindowsXP Home Ed.
The problem was always there,...read the following:

FIXED!... the problem was Windows configuration.. NOT-HARDWARE PROB xD
i checked in My Computer Icon, I right cliked it, then i go to the Properties...
then...Advanced Tab/Performance [Settings...] and in there i clicked Advancd
Tab and in Virtual Memory [Settings...]... i disabled the Paging File and
selected No paging file....

Other thing i did was turn on the DEP (Data Execution Prevention) option
for all services and programs in the system

And for the moment everything its going good :) like old times ^^

Bye!
:)

PD: I hope you understand my explanation :P, i dont talk much English ^^
i undestand it completely but i dont know how to express some things :)

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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2005, 12:51:01 AM »
It's not good to disable swapfile, especially if you use Image or Audio Editors (p.e. Photoshop or SONAR).

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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2005, 10:30:40 PM »
Yeah agree. Don't disable swap file but bring it on another HDD if you have two.
I have 1024MB RAM. My swap file is set to 1024MB too.