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bad .bin files

Discussion in 'CD-R' started by trevorh, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. trevorh

    trevorh Guest


    14 Aug 2003 7:05 PM
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    I have a self-extracting executable. When I open it, it says "Burn to a CD with Nero." So I ran the extractor, which produced a .bin file. I then tried using Nero to burn an Image file (I had to change the open dialogue to recognize all files, because by default it doesn't recognize bins). I tried this, and my computer won't read the file. I also tried using alcohol 120, and that gave an error 26% of the way thru. Any ideas?

    thanks - Trevor
  2. Took

    Took Member

    Aug 19, 2003
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    You have the cue files for the bins, right? You must have the cue files for a succesful burn, I think!
  3. trevorh

    trevorh Guest

    I created my own Cue file based on the instructions in the FAQ. I also tried burning the BIN straight. Both were unsuccessfull.
  4. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 4, 2003
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    1. Google your way to a CUE creator of some sort (I think CDMage might have one hidden away in some obscure feature, I will look into it sometime)
    2. To check if the BIN files are actually, "ba", fire up CDMage, open the BIN file (which also tells you the MODE/Sector-size information to allow you to doublecheck with your homem-made CUE file) and go Action-->Scan for Errors. If there are any Moderate or worse errors, you can try to fix it and burn away but it still may not work (remember to make a backup first just in case the CDMage correction feature makes it worse).

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