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    CS4 Scratch disk problem

    Hey APer's I'm suddenly having a constant error message in CS4.

    "Trouble reading or writing to scratch disk error -36. Error is unrecoverable."
    it then shuts itself down. Never had this problem before

    this happens when I try to use the Distortion filter to correct lens distortion( other filters work OK) and when saving a file.


    my selected scratch disk is my E drive which has 274 GB free
    XP SP3 2 GB RAM
    Any one got any ideas?
    Cheers David.

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    have you checked E drive for errors? Maybe a scan of it is worth considering.
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    thanks Rick, running a defrag on it at the moment, then check disk.
    I'm at a loss

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    have you checked E drive for errors? Maybe a scan of it is worth considering.

    well don't know what happened, ran the defrag then check disk and all seem to be back to normal...fingers crossed. Thanks Rick

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    Welcome, was the only thing I could think of, as being the cause.

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    Ah ha, no E drive today.mmmm just about to pull the machine apart. Hopefully a loose connection, but it does explain the problems I've been experiencing.
    Now when did I last back up?


    Ok up and running again now, looks like a loose connection was the problem, I'll back it up tonight just in case.
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    might be a drive about to die too. backup anything that is on it that is needed.

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    Yep, backup as much as you can ASAP. Hopefully the drive isn't dead, but it may end up being terminal so pays to be prepared. Drives generally don't just have a loose connection unless your PC is moved around a lot.

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    backed up entire disk to two EHDD last night, it seems to be running OK for now but I do feel better that is backed up just in case it does crash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    might be a drive about to die too. backup anything that is on it that is needed.
    Update: 320 gig HD died yesterday Glad I took the advice a few weeks ago and backed up the entire drive. Now to find a replacement?

    Thanks guys

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    Whew! You dodged a bullet there, getting everything backed up.
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