I'm currently extracting a RAR file, and I have two questions. First off, it's 9 files (8x300 MB and 1x6.57 MB) and so far it's been going for an hour, and the estimated time is another 4 hours; right now it's only at 14%. I've never had a file take this long to extract so I was wondering if this is normal.
Also, I'm getting an error on every file that is extracted with this archive (50,000+ so far) saying that CRC failed and the file is corrupt. However it's still extracting the files and they're showing up in my folder, so I don't exactly understand that.
I frequently have issues with corrupt RARs and I really don't understand how so many of them that I download are corrupted and what I can do to repair the problem. I used AdvancedRAR repair on them but that doesn't seem to help, I don't understand why they're corrupted in the first place anyway.
So basically I'm just confused here, this is killing my processor and I'll just stop the process right now if it's pointless, does anyone have any knowledge in this area?
8x300 = 2.4 GB. The file is quite large and depending on your systems processing power, it should take a considerable amount of time. The extraction speed would depend on the number of files in the archive too. But then 5 hours is too long(unless ur on a system P1 with 32 MB RAM or so ). Which application are you using to extract the files? I recommend WinRAR as its the application provided by the developer of the RAR format. A CRC fail clearly points out that the archive has been corrupted. Its possible that the reason its taking such a long time is due to this corruption. RAR features a mechanism of using recovery records to recover a corrupted archive. As far as AdvancedRAR goes, I havent had any success with it for binary archives.
I hope this helps...
(I have an Athlon 3400+ and 1GB of RAM so no my computer was not the issue lol, I think that should be more then sufficient to extract an archive. )
It's not password protected, and I did successfully extract the files after 5 hours, although I did have some issues due to the CRC error. It seems as though some files are missing but the majority are there, really weird.
I've read up on the subject at some other places, it seems as though the issue could be related to my internet connection, or possibly an error with my HDD. Honestly I don't really know what it is and I'm not going to take the time to re-download every file and hope I don't get any CRC errors, that doesn't make sense to me.
It can very well be an issue with your internet connection and at the same time, it can be related to the application you are using to download the file. I have had bad luck using P2P applications to download large files though the case wasnt the same with bittorent applications like Azeruos. I guess it used a better way to discard corrupted data.
This issue wouldnt be as big as it would be for lowband users. I once downloaded a Linux distro on a 64 kbps connection. It took ages and at the end I had to find out that one of the download ISO's were corrupted...
One final thing. A chance of a problem with your HDD is low. If there was a physical problem with it, you would have seen frequent system crashes/hang ups.
I've been using rapidshare, and I agree with the HDD thing, just from looking around at other sites I saw that it was in fact the hard drive that was causing the problem for some people. I'm using wifi, I don't see how that would affect it but do you think it could cause an issue with the data being transferred?
Hi again Josh. There is no reason to blame a wireless network over here They are pretty fine and reliable. I hope you are not using Internet Explorer or depending on any other browser for that matter to manage your downloads. I had once read a really long text which dealt with how IE manages downloads of large files and because of which many a times, it results in a file corruption.
If you are experiencing this problem with RapidShare alone then we could point our fingures at RapidShare too.
Have a look at what I have found regarding RapidShare. It seems your not the only one having problems with RS and Archived/Compressed files.
Hope this helps you
One thing that is bugging me though is the Rapidget download manager for premium accounts sometimes fail to properly resume paused downloads, and results in corrupt archives (zip, rar). I haven't tried other download managers, yet.
I bought a premium account recently with rapidshare. The problem is using the download managers with rapidshare as a premium user. RapGet v1.2 it downloads fine just add your links there and it downloads, but the problem is all the files are corrupted after you try to extract with winrar. ok I thought it was a bad rar file but after constantly having the same problem with all files downloaded ...
Yes I am using rapidget, perhaps it's an issue with that application or their servers then. Also I didn't think wifi would make much of a difference but I saw some people saying that the issue is primarily caused by your ISP or your connection in general.