Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Moving files to HD corrupts other files!


  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

#1 Coupon

Coupon

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:33 AM

Posted 03 June 2005 - 01:36 AM

The subject pretty much explains it. I just moves a bunch of files onto my secondary hard drive from the primary, and all of a sudden a lot of my music files are corrupted (hopefully thats all). Anyone ever had this happen? Is the drive bad, or do i need to run some kind of utility on it to fix the problem? Thanks.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Leurgy

Leurgy

    Voted most likely


  • Members
  • 3,831 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
  • Local time:01:33 AM

Posted 03 June 2005 - 08:07 AM

That could indicate bad ram. Try running MemTest - RAM reliability tester. This test can take a long time so I like to run it overnight, or when away from the computer.

When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail. Abraham Maslo

**** We use our powers for good, not evil ****

 Trying to remove your data from the web is like trying to remove pee from a swimming pool


#3 Coupon

Coupon
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:33 AM

Posted 03 June 2005 - 11:56 AM

Thanks for the reply. Ive tried that before and It said my memory was OK. Ill try it again though. Any other ideas?

#4 Joshuacat

Joshuacat

    01001010 01000011


  • Members
  • 1,950 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ontario, Canada
  • Local time:02:33 AM

Posted 03 June 2005 - 01:24 PM

To move the files, did you use Windows Explorer or My Computer, or did you use another utility? The drive is slaved with the primary, or are you using cable select? Could you run the drive diagnostics to check to see if the drive is OK.. you can probably download it from the vendor website.
Can you run a scandisk?
JC

#5 Coupon

Coupon
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:33 AM

Posted 03 June 2005 - 04:35 PM

I moves the files using windows explorer. I moved the files from the master drive to the slave drive on the same channel. Neither drive is set as CS. Ill DL the utility and run scan-disk soon. Thanks.
I did reformat the primary drive a while ago and just used the slave drive as a backup. It was unplugged from the system until i got everything going again. This has never happened to me before, but could just plugging it in to the 'new' system have had something to do with it??

#6 Coupon

Coupon
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:33 AM

Posted 03 June 2005 - 05:02 PM

Scandisk passed
Norton Disk Doctor passed
Western Digital Data Lifeguard Diagnostics said:
Status Code = 07 (Failed Read test element) Failure Checkpoint = 73 (unknown test)

Ill try to find what that means. :thumbsup:

#7 Joshuacat

Joshuacat

    01001010 01000011


  • Members
  • 1,950 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ontario, Canada
  • Local time:02:33 AM

Posted 03 June 2005 - 06:07 PM

What is the exact make and model of the drive that failed?
Did you run the extended test? Was it the primary or slave that failed?
Is it under warranty?

I wasn't able to find that code on the WD support site.

Keep us posted...
JC

#8 Coupon

Coupon
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:33 AM

Posted 03 June 2005 - 09:15 PM

My primary drive (IBM) passed the quick test. I emailed WD tech support asking them about the error codes. I haven't run the extended test yet.
The drive is a Western Digital WD2500JB 250GB 7200 8MB.
I haven't had time to do the extended test but ill keep y'all posted.
Fortunately i bought it at Costco and they have a good return policy.

Looks like I have a good excuse to finally get a DVD burner. :thumbsup:

#9 Joshuacat

Joshuacat

    01001010 01000011


  • Members
  • 1,950 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ontario, Canada
  • Local time:02:33 AM

Posted 03 June 2005 - 09:35 PM

Sounds like a good idea.
By the way, what OS and Service Pack are you using?

Not to take away from you potential hard disk problem, did you see this?

Data corruption issue

Another thing to think about.

Again, keep us posted.
JC

#10 Coupon

Coupon
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:33 AM

Posted 03 June 2005 - 10:07 PM

Thanks for the quick replies.

I'm using 2000 pro sp4. When i installed the Data Lifeguard Software a few minutes ago it asked if i wanted to update my registry to work with drives greater than 137GB. Windows already recognized the drive, but i said yes anyway. Data Lifeguard Diagnostics still says there are problems.

#11 Joshuacat

Joshuacat

    01001010 01000011


  • Members
  • 1,950 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ontario, Canada
  • Local time:02:33 AM

Posted 03 June 2005 - 10:20 PM

Ok. Thanks.
JC

#12 Coupon

Coupon
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:33 AM

Posted 04 June 2005 - 01:27 AM

Ran the extended test: Failed. I could repair the problems but I'm going to get a DVD burner and back everything up first. The error code was 08-. I couldn't find anything about these error codes either. Hopefully WD tech support will come through for me.

#13 Joshuacat

Joshuacat

    01001010 01000011


  • Members
  • 1,950 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ontario, Canada
  • Local time:02:33 AM

Posted 04 June 2005 - 06:57 AM

A friend of mine had a similiar issue. He just printed, or wrote down exactly what was happening, and returned the product to the computer store he bought it from. COSTCO will deal with WD and you don't have to worry about shipping etc.

Do it again with the other drive disconnected from the drive cable.
Just to eliminate the possibility that the other drive is playing in on this.

Thanks,
JC

#14 Coupon

Coupon
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:33 AM

Posted 06 June 2005 - 11:04 AM

Do it again with the other drive disconnected from the drive cable.
Just to eliminate the possibility that the other drive is playing in on this.


Sorry, i didn't quite understand that part.

So it sounds like the drive is bad? When I get everything backed up, I'm going to reformat it and try to fill it up again to see if files get corrupted.

#15 Joshuacat

Joshuacat

    01001010 01000011


  • Members
  • 1,950 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ontario, Canada
  • Local time:02:33 AM

Posted 06 June 2005 - 12:53 PM

You have 2 drives connected to your IDE Data cable, right?
You have your old drive and your new drive.
See if the test fails with ONLY the new drive connected to the same IDE data cable.

If your drive fails the WD test, it is defective...reformatting is not going to help.

Edited by Joshuacat, 06 June 2005 - 12:54 PM.

JC




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users