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#1 DJBPace07

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 02:38 AM

I'm having problems copying files from my NTFS D:. I am going to be replacing this hard drive soon because I can tell that it's starting to fail. I decided to transfer my files off D: to my C: until I can replace it. For some reason, if a file is being transferred and it takes longer than five to ten seconds, I get an error that says that Vista cannot copy the file because the source file cannot be read.

For instance, I'm transferring a 200MB movie file to C:. After a few seconds, the error appears. Also, if I try to transfer the file to a USB stick the same error happens about five to ten seconds into the transfer. I thought the file might be damaged and tried to play it. I can play it just fine. It seems that many large files get this error.

Another example, I recently bought a Zune and started to sync files to it from D: using the old USB 1.0 on the front of the computer. Several files that were large would not be transferred to the device. Once I switched to the USB 2.0 ports on the back, the ports that have a higher data transfer rate, almost all files were transferred.

I think that the two issues are related. I would like to transfer as many files off D: as possible but these issues are making it difficult. The files appear to be intact but the file transfer seems to fail. The hard drive is starting to fail but the errors happen almost at the exact same time in the file transfer. This could be either software or hardware related. Is there any way that I can move the files?

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#2 karthik upadhya

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 02:50 AM

Hey....

I think your hard disk has bad sectors....

Try this link dude

http://www.ehow.com/how_113636_fix-sectors-hard.html

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 02:13 PM

When I get the "cannot read" message on a hard drive, I run chkdsk and then defrag.

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:08 PM

I ran chkdsk with it set to repair bad sectors. It got stuck so I had to abort. I then went into defrag and it told me that I didn't have to do it at this time. I went ahead and defragged anyway. The file is able to be copied. I'm going to go back and try chkdsk again. I think this hard drive is nearing it's failure point, after seven years I think it needs to be replaced.

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