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Torrents & CRC Errors

Tw4winTw4win Registered User regular
edited December 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
Recently, whenever I download a large torrent I end up with some sort of CRC error. Normally, this happens with large torrents that are made up of a lot of smaller files, such as a torrent that contains a lot of .zip or .rar files. Regardless of the torrent or the tracker I'll always end up with at least 2-3 files that fail their CRC check and refuse to expand using WinRar or WinZip. Any clue what could be causing this?

I assume the issue is on my end since it happens regardless of torrent source. I'm using uTorrent 1.6.1. This rarely happened before I switched routers. I currently have a linksys wireless router. Ports are forwarded for uTorrent.

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  • MordrackMordrack Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    CRC errors usually indicate a failing hard drive, or bad RAM.

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  • Tw4winTw4win Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    It's possible that it could be my HD since it is old. Know of any way to quickly check that?

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2007
    If you know the manufacturer of the HDD they usually have diagonostic tools you can download and run.

    The other option is (i'm assuming you're running Windows) is running Scandisk and seeing if it complains.

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  • LewishamLewisham Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    FYI, torrents are self-healing. Each piece comes with a hash that makes sure that the data isn't corrupted. The chances of a corrupted piece actually yielding the same hash is so minimal that we'll call it impossible.

    So yes, look towards your HD.

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