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Windows 7: Can't Copy Files To HDD

19 Mar 2011   #1
r4fay

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
Can't Copy Files To HDD

Hey guys, I own a WD Passport (320GB). I'm having problems in copying files from my PC to the HDD. It was working fine a few days ago but I can't seem to copy any file though I can easily read the files stored at a very high speed. But the problem is probably with my computer since I can copy files from my laptop without an itch. So guys could suggest what's going on? How to fix it?

P.S. I use Windows 7 32-bit on both PC and laptop.


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19 Mar 2011   #2
sordid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What exactly happens?
Do you get any error message?
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19 Mar 2011   #3
r4fay

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sordid View Post
What exactly happens?
Do you get any error message?
No, not really. In fact, the dialog box is stuck at "Discovering files..." caption.
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19 Mar 2011   #4
roy69

Windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

You can read but not wright to the drive, there are a few reasons why this can happen.
Look at your privaliges.
Have any errors been encountered on this drive?
Is this a USB or ethernet drive?
What have you been doing with your main computer (installing / uninstalling software) since this happened?
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19 Mar 2011   #5
r4fay

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

I've full permissions to the device, since I'm the administrator. It's a USB device which works fine to other systems.

I've been doing a lot of things so I can't really be specific. Perhaps you could tell me few consequence that could possibly effect the performance of this device?
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19 Mar 2011   #6
sordid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Can you write via the CLI?
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19 Mar 2011   #7
r4fay

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

CLI? No idea what is that.
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19 Mar 2011   #8
sordid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Command line interface. Aka command prompt. Would be interesting if you can write to the external HD that way.
Something else I was thinking about - do you have any software installed that acts like Time Capsule for Mac, i.e. one that constantly monitors your files for changes?
I'd also try to disconnect your puter from the Internet and deactivate any antivirus software and then give it another try.
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19 Mar 2011   #9
roy69

Windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

Now that we know it is a usb device that makes things alot easier.
Have you looked in your event viewer to find if there are any errors?
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19 Mar 2011   #10
r4fay

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roy69 View Post
Now that we know it is a usb device that makes things alot easier.
Have you looked in your event viewer to find if there are any errors?
Hey ah, I found something under the "nfts" label which I'm pretty sure about my issue. Anyway, it says that "The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur." <- Ah please no, my sweet hard-disk is not made for such behavior.
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