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Thread: external hard drive freezes when I access certain folders.

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    thecreator89's Avatar EFFYOUsion, biotch
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    It started when I was loading some files onto a friends computer who had Vista. I use XP, the HD was formated NTFS, 200gb. had ~170 gb of stuff. Anyway, the damn thing freezes in the movie folder and we try to force close explorer, but it doesn't work.

    anyway, we end up having to power down the HD, and now, whenever I try to access the folders which contained stuff that i had uploaded to his computer, the HD freezes, regardless of the OS. I really don't want to loose that much data. Is there any way to recover what was in those folders before I format the HD?
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    Can you access the external hdd in safe mode on your xp machine?

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    optimus_prime's Avatar Guardian BT Rep: +2
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    you probably need to run scandisk to repair file system.

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    thecreator89's Avatar EFFYOUsion, biotch
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    i didn't try that. I'll do that as soon as I finish posting this. anyway, what if that doesn't work?
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    optimus_prime's Avatar Guardian BT Rep: +2
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    hopefuly it should work. i'm not quite sure what do you mean by "hd freezes" so if you still have problem, it would be helpful to hear more about symptoms

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    thecreator89's Avatar EFFYOUsion, biotch
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    What I meean by it freezes is that the hourglass cursor comes and never leaves. any folder related to the ahrd drive freezes up and i think explorer.exe froze once or twice. I am literally running scandisk right now. I will post in the morning the results.
    <<<FIRE>>><<<FOR>>><<<EFFECT>>>
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    ASUS A8N5X Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4
    Corsair 2x512MB PC3200
    XFX Nvidia 7600GT 256MB
    Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum
    Samsung 940b-19" 8ms 700:1


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