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I am receiving the following message when I attempt to access my Western Digital My Book 500 GB: "Ox8007045D I/O Device error" I can see that my photos are still there but cannot open them or copy into the drive. According to my notebook, I have over 350 GB free so it does not appear to be full. Please let me know if this can be fixed with a patch or if the external hard drive is not repairable. Thank you.

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    I have this 500GB external hard drive hooked to a Windows 2000 server via a USB cable. We have been scanning documents as PDF files and putting them on this drive with no problem for months now. The other day , it stopped. It will not scann to this drive. I tried to move a file from the hard drive on the server to the external hard drive , and I got an error that states" no free space available ." there is at least 400GB of space available on this drive. I can see the files on the drive. I can browse to it, but it seems to be a slow connection now. Any ideas on what could be stopping this transfer and giving me an incorrect error message?


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Happened to me too in both file backup and computer backup. I supposed MS will address in the future. For now, go to the system settings and unchecked the drives so they no longer create shadow copies . Apply the new settings to erase all existing shadow copies. Then reset by checking the boxes you unchecked. Now try to backup the whole computer again. It appears a shadow copy error is conflicting with the backup process. Once you delete all shadow copies (restore points) it will work.

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