Okay here is my concern/(sm) dilemma , which might take long to explain- So, here we go:
I’ve been having problems lately with what I think is my compact flash cards and or my “on board” card reader”, and or external drive, which is starting to freak me out cause I can’t tell. Here is what HAS happened in the past few shoots. After shoot a wedding…portraits, whatever, I DL my cards to and external Drive (Toshiba) , from there I’ll open CS4 (mostly 25-75) images at a time. Once the images start to populate (on the right side in RAW) there are some images that have vertical colorful lines that shows up to. And, sometimes when I click on the image on the previewer the lines seem to correct themselves, in other words the image writes correctly and the lines go away.
Okay – recap; so I shoot some stuff, copy cards over to external drive: images look CRAZY (sometimes) in CS4, and in DPP and I work through it.
So, last week (5/7/11) I shot a wedding and on 5/8/11 I DL the cards over to the external , which I previewed them in DPP afterwards , I think ? So, on the following weekend 5/14, I’m working on the images in CS4, without any problems; images look fine work flow is good…however, due to storms, I powered down everything. The next day I started back-up and noticed once I opened the files in CS4 I was getting those crazy lines and they didn’t correct themselves once I click on one to make any changes to them, like before. So, I opened up DPP and notice that those too were corrupted( not all, but some and the ones that were had a big X as the file. So, I freaked out and almost SHAT myself, cause I thought I formatted the cards, which I didn’t so all was good cause I still had them J, but still I almost SHAT myself.
So, I called up HP and they said it’s the SW, which I was like…never had this problem before on my older HP?? So, I uninstalled DPP and CS4 and re-installed it. Took some shots and everything seemed to be working correctly, until one image came out crazy in CS4, but no in DPP? So, I then copied the cards to my c-drive and copied the same files to my external drive and still had the one image corrupted, when viewing it in the external drive. I’m hoping someone might have experienced this same thing and might know what the root problems are; whether it’s a CARD, built in t Reader, or the drives? I know this is a lot to take in, but any assistance is GREATLY APPRECIATED! Plus, it’ll let me know if I need to return this PC, or the external drive, or I have bad cards, which by the way are lexar)