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Windows 7: hard drive problem

22 Dec 2011   #1
peire

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 
hard drive problem

hi i have a 500gb buffalo inc hard drive and its been takeing ages transfering stuff over to it and when deleting stuff off it and sometimes it says not re sponding any idea how to fix this i have another 500gb buffalo inc hard drive and thats ok

any help would be great thanks


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22 Dec 2011   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

You might want to try a few things:

1. Run a chkdsk /R from an elevated commmand prompt
2. Get a health ansd S.M.A.R.T status of the disk - try CrystalDiskInfo

Post screenshots of both so we can have a look at this for you.

Regards,
Golden
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22 Dec 2011   #3
Qdos

 

What is it, an external USBv2 drive? Something other?
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22 Dec 2011   #4
peire

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

500gb external hard drive buffalo inc
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22 Dec 2011   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Did you check "Better Performance" in Policies of the Device Manager Properties of this disk.
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22 Dec 2011   #6
peire

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

i havent checked anything on it realy as im new to this stuff so still learning the basics
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22 Dec 2011   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Type device manager into the start/search field and click on it. There you double click on Disk Drives and then double click on the disk in question. There you click on the button called Policies. There you will see.

Just make sure you always safely remove your drive because else you might loose data. The chances are slim, but anyhow.
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23 Dec 2011   #8
peire

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

ok did that, also i did a check on it in properties and if found errors and fixed them, and i defraged it and now it has even more problems, it starts making a buzzing noise and cuts out and comes back on all the time
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23 Dec 2011   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It sounds like your drive is dying. I would get any data off it I could, and then check on your warranty status.
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23 Dec 2011   #10
peire

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

thanks, im trying to get what i can off it now but keeps switching off, any idea on what made this problem happen ?
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