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Is this XP? files change themselves, only mp3's though

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by djcrewz, Feb 17, 2003.

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  1. djcrewz

    djcrewz Thread Starter

    Feb 17, 2003
    Hello all, I am as my tag implies a dj, in fact I am a very scared dj right now. I have over 16 gigs of mp3's on my hard drive, 90% of them were scanned in over 5 yrs ago by myself. My problem is this, I began to update my mp3 collection last week and noticed much to my horror that while the mp3 file name remained intact the actual file itself was completely changed, not only was it the wrong song, it started at odd points of the wrong song. I am somewhat unsure as to whether this is a hardware (HD) issue or whether it has more to do with software. I have run Norton and it came up with no known virus so basically I am stumped.

    All I know is that it took me the better part of a year to install these songs and now it seems as if I am losing them one by one. My first thought was that perhaps the files were degrading due to age, but that is not the case as the same thing happened to a brand new file I added last week.

    Help me please!!
  2. Mollie


    Nov 2, 2002
    Updating how? Adding songs? Changing names? Were you using a certain program?

    How did you install the songs in the first place? If you've had them for more than 5 years, please tell me you've backed them up or copied them onto a CD. If you haven't, I would suggest you do so. :cool:

  3. Dan O

    Dan O

    Feb 13, 1999
    When the last time you did disk maintenance?

    Open My Computer, right click your drive, and select Problems. Then run Clean-up Disk, Error-Checking and a Defrag. Good luck.
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