Windows 7 messing up my music collection

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Mcrjtnq, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Mcrjtnq

    Mcrjtnq New Member

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    While upgrading to windows 7, a large portion my music collection got all messed up. The first few seconds of a song are switched with parts of another songs. Sound files from a game (CIV4) are mixed in too, its not just music from my library.

    Right now I have several hundred screwed up songs, is there any way to fix this? It didn't happen to all the songs on my PC, only around 25%.

    Any help would be appreciated. :(
     
  2. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    The problem you're describing doesn't seem to be caused by Windows 7 ;)
    Have you tried playing the songs on another computer, another media player?
     
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    Mcrjtnq New Member

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    Yes, I've tried VLC, Quicktime/Itunes, GOM player and Winamp as well as Foobar 2K.

    There was no issues before the switch, then immediately after the installation when I opened some songs they were scrambled.

    I'm pretty sure its the same on other PCs - could you confirm that though? Dream Theater - Pull Me Under.mp3 (will remove if copyright is an issue)
     
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    OK, yes for me, it is also a problem, the song says it's 8:11 but skips to the next song at about 0:05.
    You probably should remove the link just in case.
    Did you perform an upgrade or was this a clean install of Windows?
     
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    Mcrjtnq New Member

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    It was an upgrade I believe. (all old files were copied to windows.old)

    And I don't seem to have the option of editing that post.
     
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    OK, well nevermind then.. If another moderator sees it, He should see my post to so you shouldn't get into trouble :)
    I find it quite strange what you're describing, it was likely more of a disk error then a problem caused by installing windows 7.
    Unfortunately, because the files have been physically damaged, the only thing you can do is download them again, from a legal source of course.
    Just one more thing:
    Were the files damaged right from day 1, or did they get damaged sometime AFTER you installed Windows 7?
     

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