troubleshooting Question

Jpeg photograph corruption

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I have a problem with photographs being corrupted, and the error message is -> "could not open the document because a JPEG marker segment length is too short"

My operating system is Windows 2000.

I backed up and burned my photos to DVD, and they are intacked, and viewable. This problem that I am about to discribe has happened before. and I was totally mistified.

I setup and burned the photos to DVD. Then I moved them to a new hardrive. I checked the integrity of the photos after moving them and they were fine. They were able to be viewed in the windows explorer, and also able to be veiwed in thumnails. After reinstalling the hardrives. I had copied some of the photos to my working directory, while not moving the original backup.
I went to view the copied photos and I got the error message in the first sentence of this question. Also the photos were no longer able to be viewed in the windows explorer or thumbnails. So I checked the backup photos, and they were also corrupted, and not viewable, with the same error message.

I could view the photos in backup that I had not tried to copy. They were viewable in the explorer, thumbnails and photshop. So I tried to rescue a directory of the known good photos to a new partition. Upon checking the copiues I had the same error, and going back to the backup photos they were also corrupted. Other photos in that I have not treid to copy are fine and I can open them in photoshop.

This is real strange, is their any expert out there who may have some knowledge ablut this andmight have a resolution of restoring the photos that has not been moved.

PS I have copied photos from the DVD backup and recopy them to new drives, and no errors have occured, so I do not have a clue of what is going on. There are no viruses, and this is a new installation on this old computer.

Please do not restrict yourself from commenting on this if someone else is already commenting, because this is the fault of this site, that their is no real discussions of different points of view to figure out the problems individuals are having.
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