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CHKDSK will not complete running on my Maxtor 5000XT 250GB usb/firewire drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by videocheez, Aug 13, 2004.

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  1. videocheez

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    I'm not sure if this is a coincident but I just recently reformatted the hardrives of my main comp. I backed up a lot of data and programs onto my Maxtor 5000XT 250GBUSB drive.
    I can watch movies and play mp3's from the drive but I can't consistetly move files from the 5000XT to other drives on my system.
    Sometimes a small file will move with no problem other times a 3MB file may say that it will take 10minutes to xfer and it the xfer fails.
    I ran CHKDSK with the following command:
    chkdsk /f /r G:

    CHKDSK says that it will do a five step process. After step three says 100%, I get the following message:
    unable to read the security diescriptors data stream

    I don't think this is a good message. :(

    So then i try to do a defrag. The defrag prog says that it can't run becaus chkdisk is scheduled. I check the system schedule and there is no indication that chkdsk is waiting to run. The defrag prog. also says that CHKDSK will run after I reboot. I reboot several times and CHKDSK never runs.
    I wouldn't be so upset except that I have been using this removable drive as my back-up storage and no I cant reload stuff back to fresh clean main comp. :(
    I have two questions:
    1. Is my drive toast?
    2. If it isn't, what can I do to fix the problem

    Thanks in advance,

    VC
     
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