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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Mike M, Feb 9, 2007.

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  1. Mike M

    Mike M Guest Thread Starter

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    i have a protable hard drive on my server and the files are shared and randomly i try to access a folder and it says its corrupted plz run checkdisk i have done that and it fixes it then a few hours later it does it somewhere else, any idea how it is causing all this?
     
  2. valis

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    what does chkdsk find? Could be a failing hd. How long have you had it in there?
     
  3. Mike M

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    i had it in there for about a day i did chkdsk D:/f it said it fixed stuff but deleted it
     
  4. valis

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    holw old is the drive? Have you checked the fragmentation status?

    Just out of curiousity why do you have a portable hd on a server?
     
  5. Mike M

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    the hard drive is liek 2 days old, i did a long format before i used it.
     
  6. Bob Cerelli

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    If it is that new a failing, I would try and exchange it for a new one.
     
  7. valis

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    thanks, bob.....was hoping you were around.....was trying to get at that, at the age....if it's that new, take it back. It's under warranty, they'll swap it out, but it's most likely hd failure.
     
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