Cyclic Redundancy Error In Outlook Persists Despite Recommended Solutions Attempted
Posted on 2006-07-12
The "cyclic redundancy in Outlook" solution provided does not work for me: I have a disk error in my hard drive and need to replace it. I've been able to copy all my important files to an external hard drive except for Outlook. I cannot back up the Outlook data file because of the cyclic redundancy error: It stops 2 minutes before the end. I tried repairing the Outlook .pst file using scanpst.exe and the MS Outlook instructions, but it wouldn't complete the process because of an error. I wasn';t able to run scandisk: when I shut down and restart, the computer goes to run chkdsk. I have to cancel chkdsk to open Windows. (When I run chkdsk, it gets about 1/3 of the way through and stops -- probably because of the error in the hard drive.) I've re-run scanpst.exe several times with identical results.
When I saved my other (non-Outlook) files to the external drive, I ran into the cyclic redundancy error 2 or 3 times. I was able to go into the folders and copy all the other files except for the one that generated the error. I'd love to be able to do the same with Outlook, but have no idea how. Is there a way I can find out which Outlook file is causing the error, or how I can tranfer groups of Outlook folders?
I'm running Outlook 2002 on Windows XP.