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Windows delayed write file for external USB harddrive

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#1 eeeek


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Posted 20 May 2009 - 06:02 AM


I have a problem with my machine details of which I can post if required.

I have XP sp3 and a working (tested on a differing machine - and used to work fine on this machine) western digital external harddrive. However I now keep getting a warning saying

Windows was unable to save all the data for file G:\$Mft. the data has been lost. This error may be cause by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try and save this file elsewhere.

I then can't gain access to the drive.

I know that the HD is fine as it's ok on any other machine just not this one?

Is there a way to fix this by clearing something?

Many thanks for any help

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 20 May 2009 - 01:06 PM

You can clear your USB controllers in Device Manager...and then reboot (they will reinstall) and see if that has any effect.


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