Corrupt AVI files on one drive only
Posted on 2004-08-06
We have a Windows XP based video editing machine that has 6 EIDE drives and at time a couple of firewire drive attached. One piece of software we use outputs temporary AVI files that we use for encoding and such. We generally place these on our secondary(D:) EIDE drive. I recently noticed that when we try to play these files in WIndows Media Player they either play as a white screen with some audio, as pure static, or WMP just reports that they are corrupt and cannot be played. However, if I copy those files to ANY of our other drives they play fine. Needing a larger drive in that spot anyway, I thought it would be a good time to upgrade it, so I put a larger drive there(brand new). The same problem occurs with the new drive. There are also QuickTime files on that drive, but they play fine. Norton Disk Doctor reports no errors or bad sectors. Could this be some sort of problem with that drives bus itself? Can a drive bus corrupt particular types of files when played, but not when copied to another drive???