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I was trying to save a file from laptop to my USB external HD, Due to big files it went to a delay write failure, my external HD suddenly stopped working. Whenever I plug in to any computer it just detect for awhile then it would seize the detection process. During the short period of detection sometimes the autoplay from WIN XP would show up some file indexing then its back to nothing. My external HD is a 80GB seagate, Im running WIN XP SP2.

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  • anthonygavin Jan 27, 2009

    Thanks for the quick response,

    I tried to connect the device to Window Vista, and it works quite well.. Although I couldnt do CHKDSK or even create a folder. I was able to copy most of my data. I will try to format it and bring it back to XP to see if it works or not. I was wondering if there is a way to save portable hard disk from crashing. Thanks

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Hello. It sounds like your external hard drive has crashed, or is getting ready to crash. If you can back up your data, you should do it now. If not, you should get your drive to a professional as soon as possible.

I'll monitor this thread. If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask.

Jason

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  • Jason M Jan 27, 2009

    Chkdsk flags bad sectors on the disk, but unfortunately nothing will reverse the crashing process. You should replace the drive.

    Good luck!


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