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Hard Drive Problem: Choppy Video and slow file transfer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kazek, Apr 30, 2010.

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  1. kazek

    kazek Thread Starter

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    I'm having trouble watching video from one of my hard drives (XP). At first I thought it was a codec problem so I uninstalled and reinstalled the codecs but that never worked.
    Then I tried watching video on the other hard drive and no problem there.

    I confirmed that its a hard drive problem when I tried to copy one of the files from the problematic hard drive, it showed 30mins left where it normally takes 1-2mins.

    I checked to see if the channel was in PIO mode but all are in DMA.

    Any way around this ?
     
  2. Elvandil

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    How is the drive connected? PATA or SATA? How partitioned and formatted? What cluster size? Does it have any file system errors?
     
  3. kazek

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    It's SATA.
    I don't know what you mean by how partitioned and formatted ? or how to check cluster size ?
    As for file system errors, I run chkdsk and...

    Code:
    Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.
    
    CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
    File verification completed.
    CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
    Index verification completed.
    CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
    Security descriptor verification completed.
    CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap.
    Windows found problems with the file system.
    Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct these.
    
      81907370 KB total disk space.
      71792368 KB in 125071 files.
         45988 KB in 10183 indexes.
             0 KB in bad sectors.
        222954 KB in use by the system.
         65536 KB occupied by the log file.
       9846060 KB available on disk.
    
          4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
      20476842 total allocation units on disk.
       2461515 allocation units available on disk.
    Then I run chkdsk /f, rebooted and nothing seemed to happen.
    Also, my PC is taking twice as long to reboot.

    I run chkdsk again and...
    Code:
    The type of the file system is NTFS.
    
    WARNING!  F parameter not specified.
    Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.
    
    CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
    File verification completed.
    CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
    Deleting index entry urlclassifier3.sqlite-journal in index $I30 of file 17554.
    Deleting index entry URLCLA~2.SQL in index $I30 of file 17554.
    Deleting index entry nod7A94.nup in index $I30 of file 102243.
    Deleting index entry em002_32.dat in index $I30 of file 102356.
    Deleting index entry em002_32.dat in index $I30 of file 102366.
    Index verification completed.
    
    Errors found.  CHKDSK cannot continue in read-only mode.
     
  4. kazek

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    bump
     
  5. Elvandil

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  6. kazek

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    Turns out the Hard Drive cable had come loose.
    Pushing it back in fixed the problem.
     
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