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    Program to check the md5 of a disk?


    I downloaded some iso's, and checked the md5's of those, but when I went to install they messed up. The iso md5 check was fine, they matched perfectly, so the burn is what messed up. Is there a program to check not only the iso file, but also the entire disk? Thanks!
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    What OS did you use to burn them and what program did you use
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    Most burning programs have an option to verify the written data after burning.
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    I used WinXP and Roxio Easy CD Creator 6. I checked the "verify" option, but it didn't show any problems after the burn.

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    I wouldn't say it's definitely the disc messing up things. It could as well be your IDE cable, your controller, or your HD.
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    I am burning with a Compaq nc8000 laptop. It is used - I am basically renting it from my college - so I don't know whats bad and whats good. All I need to do is check the disks that I burn, because I don't want to install them now, but I want the iso's off my HD. They are taking up too much space, and this laptop has a pretty small HD (40Gb). I suppose I could burn the iso files to a CD-RW (without actually burning the iso file, just place it on the disk) and put them on a desktop that has much more space. Still I would like a way to check the disks. Thanks
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    You should get a external hard drive to save them to and burn them later
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    That's a good idea. I may just do that. But how do I check an entire disk's md5 to compare with the iso file?

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    Re: Program to check the md5 of a disk?

    Quote Originally Posted by es017
    I downloaded some iso's, and checked the md5's of those, but when I went to install they messed up. The iso md5 check was fine, they matched perfectly, so the burn is what messed up. Is there a program to check not only the iso file, but also the entire disk? Thanks!
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    sorry to ask a basic question.
    did you burn it as an iso image?

    does the md value change for an iso burnt as a iso image and a mere copy?
    i need to read up more on md value
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    Its easy for people to just burn and iso the normal way and not burning it thet correct way.
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