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Windows 7: Can't save as - program stops responding


02 Apr 2011   #1

I am not sure
 
 
Can't save as - program stops responding

I see my original thread was marked as solved.
The issue was solved for a couple of hours.
Now it seems I can save images to my external hard drive
BUT
The program stops responding
Then it responds
then it saves it
It takes 2 minutes before anything can be saved
Right now I am waiting on two things to be saved
One is graphics from my email
and the 2nd is saving a tagged tag I made in Animation Shop
It will save but it is giving me enough time now to write this message here until I can get back to my email or Animation Shop Program

What else can I check?
I think the problem lies with the external hard drive

I need more help please
Thanks, Ilene



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02 Apr 2011   #2

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Oh dear, that is very disappointing. Can you check your drive again for errors. Tell us what it says. If you have errors again then it might be that the drive is failing.

What else do you have running on the machine?

Just in case the drive is failing, make a backup copy of your stuff to wherever you can before you do anything else.

Regards....Mike Connor
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02 Apr 2011   #3

I am not sure
 
 

I have been making a back up of the important things from one external hard drive to my other external hard drive BUT the back up I have been doing to the 2nd external hard drive has been failing for the past 3 days so I can't back it all up -

I will run the scan again and let you know what it says. Thanks, Ilene
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02 Apr 2011   #4

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

OK. I was about to go to bed, but I'll wait now..............

Regards....Mike Connor
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02 Apr 2011   #5

I am not sure
 
 

Go to sleep as the disc check is taking a long time to run.
I will have the answer for you so you can look for it tomorrow.

What do you mean what else I have running on the computer?

I use Incredimail
I have Paint Shop Pro and Animation Shop
Skype I use once a week
IE, Google Chrome and FF
My Book external hard drive and Seagate Free Agent back up

I think that is all I have

I'll post my results once i get them Hugs Ilene
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02 Apr 2011   #6

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I meant hardware, what other discs etc, But it is not really important now. I will look in first thing for an update on your situation.

Regards....Mike Connor
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02 Apr 2011   #7

I am not sure
 
 

The only hardware i have is a printer, and two external hard drives - and sometimes I plug in Magic Jack

The disc check still has not responded
The program says running - but it isn't doing anything
Hopefully in the morning I'll have something to report.
Thanks, Ilene

Edit: I ran the disc check in safe mode and it went faster
Hopefully I attached the report correctly.
If not i'll save it to m Fotki account and then embed the image
Thanks again, Ilene


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02 Apr 2011   #8

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Well, obviously you are having problems with that drive. All I can suggest right now is that you replace it.

If you run a drive that is extremely fragmented for any length of time it can cause problems like this, usually the drive becomes unserviceable. If you have unreadable sections of drive then it is obviously unreliable.

To be sure, and once you have backed up what you could. I would run the check again and see what it says. If you get more unreadable sections then the drive is definitely damaged and unreliable.

Regards....Mike Connor
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02 Apr 2011   #9

I am not sure
 
 

Okay thanks - I will see what I can save and back up and run the check again - and let you look at the report. Thanks Ilene
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03 Apr 2011   #10

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

At one time we went to some lengths to try and "save" such drives, as they were very expensive. One possible way is to save what you can, and then reformat the drive. Using the Windows "Format" program, this will flag and ignore damaged sectors. However, such a drive can be very unreliable indeed, it depends on the damage. If a head has actually crashed, ( A "head crash" is when a head actually touches the surface of a disc. Normally it should never do so, but float above it ).

Formatting it may help, or it may not. If you still get read and write errors after formatting, and running a few tests, by moving a few files back and forth, then the disk is basically junk.

Regards....Mike Connor
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