A few years ago I bought my daughter a Western Digital HDD, 500gb capacity. It's about 3/4 full now with her movies. The last few days I DL'd a bunch more, mostly 'toons and animations. For ease, I DL'd them onto my laptop's drive and then tried to copy them to her HDD. If the file is below 1gb, it seems to copy OK. But if it is larger, it gets about halfway and then freezes, and won't respond. When I hit cancel, it seems to stop copying and won't respond, but the system freezes, I lose my desktop, and have to do a restart.
This morning I tried to defrag the HDD, thinking that might help, but it will not let itself be defrag'd. I thought perhaps from the times I'd had to cancel a file-copy or file-move because of this 'freezing' problem, that it may have left some 'junk' behind which was blocking up some memory.
Any ideas about how I can get it to copy properly, or get it to show in the defrag window ? After I unplugged it (during one of the restarts) and then plugged it back in, I got a window asking if I wanted to scan it. I checked yes, and then it said it could not be scanned. I'm running Windows 7, on a Dell Vostro.
Edited by PGHinBKK, 21 December 2016 - 12:26 AM.