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#1 PaulK

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 01:26 PM

Folks:

The remainder of the Windows Explorer message is "The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable"

This is a Win2000 machine (a Delll 4100 ca 2001).

Recently I installed a 120 GB hard drive (a Seagate) to replace a 40 GB one which I use to store etc data and video files.

I selected NTFS and made three 40 GB partitions on the new drive.

However, three times now in the space of a month the dreaded dialoge has appeared on one or the other of the drive partitions. (Since I have not placed critical data on the new drive after the first instance, I haven't lost anything important yet.)

How can I go about troubleshooting this. Can it be the drive itself? the system bios? Windows 2000?

Should I use FAT32 and try to see what happens?

Any advice about a course of action of course would be greatly appreciated....

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 01:56 PM

Try changing you motherboard battery. XP getts tweaked when the time is not correct. It will not show files that are there and strange things like that.
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Posted 06 January 2006 - 11:40 PM

Try changing you motherboard battery. XP getts tweaked when the time is not correct. It will not show files that are there and strange things like that.


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Well, perhaps. As to the possibility of an exhausted motherboard battery, this machine is always left on. I reboot it seldom and only shut it down when I'm out of town for more than several days. Also, the clock is automatically reset daily via an internet check program. (Tho I probably will replace the battery, now that you mention it...)

Can't anyone pitch in with some real advice here?????




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