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Anonymous
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May 8, 2004 8:51:08 PM

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I have a problem opening old files from floppies.

(Thanks in advance for any help.)

Wonder if anyone can give me some advice on what is causing this problem and
how to go about fixing it...

I am trying to open some JPG files stored on floppies 4-9 years ago. I am using
the same program to open them that was used to view them originally (Paint Shop
Pro Version 3.1.1 in Windows 98SE).

The problem is exclusively with JPG files. All the non-graphic files open fine
and GIF files open fine. Some JPG files open fine. Generally the ones that
don't open are on the same floppy.

I can browse them all and get thumbnails, but when I try to open them, I get
the following fatal error...

PSP30 caused a general protection fault
in module JJPEG.DLL at 0001:000063a6.
Registers:
EAX=00000007 CS=10e7 EIP=000063a6 EFLGS=00000212
EBX=00000000 SS=11b7 ESP=0000c8a4 EBP=0000c8be
ECX=00000000 DS=0f2f ESI=0000002a FS=0000
EDX=00000000 ES=0000 EDI=00000f2e GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
26 c7 40 02 00 00 8b 76 fc 8b c6 d1 e6 03 f0 d1
Stack dump:
0f2e0f2e 000011b7 00000000 000010b7 00008a5f 00070000 c8e05605 10e7049d
0f2e11b7 c8d00f2e 0f2f18d3 189cc8d8 1eae0f2f 11b7c8e4 00410f2e 3437cbf8

With each file, the messages are pretty much the same with slight changes...

PSP30 caused a general protection fault
in module JJPEG.DLL at 0001:000062e6.
Registers:
EAX=000031f7 CS=10e7 EIP=000062e6 EFLGS=00000256
EBX=00000000 SS=31f7 ESP=0000c8a4 EBP=0000c8be
ECX=00000000 DS=0f2f ESI=00000000 FS=0000
EDX=00000000 ES=0000 EDI=00000f2e GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
26 39 00 74 03 e9 18 00 8b 76 fc 8b c6 d1 e6 03
Stack dump:
0f2e0f2e 000031f7 00000000 000010b7 00008a5f 00000000 c8e05605 10e7049d
0f2e31f7 c8d00f2e 0f2f18d3 189cc8d8 1eae0f2f 31f7c8e4 00410f2e 3437cbf8
Anonymous
a b G Storage
May 8, 2004 8:52:15 PM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

DrMickeyMallard wrote:

> I have a problem opening old files from floppies.
>
> (Thanks in advance for any help.)
>
> Wonder if anyone can give me some advice on what is causing this problem and
> how to go about fixing it...
>
> I am trying to open some JPG files stored on floppies 4-9 years ago. I am using
> the same program to open them that was used to view them originally (Paint Shop
> Pro Version 3.1.1 in Windows 98SE).


Floppies don't last forever. Your data may be gone.

Try a bad sector scan of the affected floppies with scandisk.
Alternatively, you could try another graphics program. There's no
reason to limit yourself to PSP311


-WD
Anonymous
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May 8, 2004 9:27:27 PM

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On 08 May 2004 16:51:08 GMT, drmickeymallard@aol.com (DrMickeyMallard)
wrote:

>I have a problem opening old files from floppies.
>
>(Thanks in advance for any help.)
>
>Wonder if anyone can give me some advice on what is causing this problem and
>how to go about fixing it...
>
>I am trying to open some JPG files stored on floppies 4-9 years ago. I am using
>the same program to open them that was used to view them originally (Paint Shop
>Pro Version 3.1.1 in Windows 98SE).
>
>The problem is exclusively with JPG files. All the non-graphic files open fine
>and GIF files open fine. Some JPG files open fine. Generally the ones that
>don't open are on the same floppy.
>
>I can browse them all and get thumbnails, but when I try to open them, I get
>the following fatal error...
<snip>

Try copying the files to the harddrive, then open them from there instead
of from the disk.

--
Michael Cecil
http://home.comcast.net/~macecil/
Anonymous
a b G Storage
May 8, 2004 10:41:13 PM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

Previously DrMickeyMallard <drmickeymallard@aol.com> wrote:
> I have a problem opening old files from floppies.

> (Thanks in advance for any help.)

> Wonder if anyone can give me some advice on what is causing this problem and
> how to go about fixing it...

> I am trying to open some JPG files stored on floppies 4-9 years
> ago. I am using the same program to open them that was used to view
> them originally (Paint Shop Pro Version 3.1.1 in Windows 98SE).

> The problem is exclusively with JPG files. All the non-graphic files
> open fine and GIF files open fine. Some JPG files open
> fine. Generally the ones that don't open are on the same floppy.

> I can browse them all and get thumbnails, but when I try to open
> them, I get the following fatal error...

> PSP30 caused a general protection fault
> in module JJPEG.DLL at 0001:000063a6.
> Registers:
> EAX=00000007 CS=10e7 EIP=000063a6 EFLGS=00000212
> EBX=00000000 SS=11b7 ESP=0000c8a4 EBP=0000c8be
> ECX=00000000 DS=0f2f ESI=0000002a FS=0000
> EDX=00000000 ES=0000 EDI=00000f2e GS=0000
> Bytes at CS:EIP:
> 26 c7 40 02 00 00 8b 76 fc 8b c6 d1 e6 03 f0 d1
> Stack dump:
> 0f2e0f2e 000011b7 00000000 000010b7 00008a5f 00070000 c8e05605 10e7049d
> 0f2e11b7 c8d00f2e 0f2f18d3 189cc8d8 1eae0f2f 11b7c8e4 00410f2e 3437cbf8

> With each file, the messages are pretty much the same with slight changes...

> PSP30 caused a general protection fault
> in module JJPEG.DLL at 0001:000062e6.
> Registers:
> EAX=000031f7 CS=10e7 EIP=000062e6 EFLGS=00000256
> EBX=00000000 SS=31f7 ESP=0000c8a4 EBP=0000c8be
> ECX=00000000 DS=0f2f ESI=00000000 FS=0000
> EDX=00000000 ES=0000 EDI=00000f2e GS=0000
> Bytes at CS:EIP:
> 26 39 00 74 03 e9 18 00 8b 76 fc 8b c6 d1 e6 03
> Stack dump:
> 0f2e0f2e 000031f7 00000000 000010b7 00008a5f 00000000 c8e05605 10e7049d
> 0f2e31f7 c8d00f2e 0f2f18d3 189cc8d8 1eae0f2f 31f7c8e4 00410f2e 3437cbf8

Try with some other software. It seems that your software has a problem
with some changes in the OS.

Does not look like data corruption to me, that should give
different error messages (unless the software is very badly
designed). Anyway, copy the files to HDD and try again to be
sure. If they cooy without error message, then this is definitely
a software problem. And you need to copy them anyways, floppies
usually start to go bad after some years.

Arno
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