Seagate FreeAgent Go External 700 GB Hard Drive
Everything was running smoothly, until two day ago. I attached my external hard drive to my laptop's USB port to show someone some pictures. I noticed it was really slow, the photos took forever to load. I thought, "That's weird. I hope it is better tomorrow." I also tried to open a saved Word document with Open Office that also opened very slowly. The following day I tried to copy a file from my laptop to the external hard drive.
I got this error: error 0x8007045D disk I/O error
Then I remembered that I had noticed a strange folder appearing about a week ago on the drive.
This file is named: 0cd17547672ca2498fd1c8c35f It is marked read only, 0 bytes, I cannot open it or delete it.
Since it is my mother's drive, I thought that maybe it was something of hers or that I just hadn't noticed it before and made a mental note to ask her about it.
Seagate Seatools for Windows Long Generic Test--FAIL
Chkdsk--gets stuck when the green bar is 1/5 of the way through (at the most) and says 14548 index entries processed
AVG (a few times)--always comes back clean
Malware Bytes AntiMalware--twice got stuck, once on the weird file, on the third try it came back clean
Ran Hijack This and Combo Fix--then all of a sudden I could see inside the weird file and it contains this: SP2GDR file, SP2QFE file, update file, spmsg.dll, spuninst
I could also save a random file to the external disk but not open it from the external drive
No problems to report with the laptop itself
Using the external disk with other computers also leads to various complications--files not loading, processes getting stuck, not being able to save, etc.
Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thank you.
Edited by faroula, 12 May 2011 - 08:58 PM.