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Seagate 500Gb Ext HDD playing up

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by paulb100, Apr 12, 2010.

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  1. paulb100

    paulb100 Thread Starter

    Mar 17, 2005

    I have a 500Gb Seagate external drive, its about 9 months old , it doesnt get THAT MUCH use... it is quite full of LARGE files though, its used on my TV to watch movies and mp3's, its partitioned into 1 WBFS 20Gb partition and a NTFS 435Gb partition - recently its been giving I/O errors and refusing to work, most times in middle of transferring a file it will lock up and i have to kill power to it, I think its got surface errors, sometimes I have to restart win7(64x) to get access back to it - its really getting on my t1t end... ive tried error-check but it locks up after 5 minutes, i dont have anywhere I could store the files (when i can get access) to reformat it etc... I dont want to lose the files either... the MFT is messed up cos ive also deleted a 4Gb file and it didnt appear in recycle bin so i couldnt permanently delete - so file doesnt show in hard-drive but uses the space... sometimes i try to delete old files and halfway through it says "unexpected error try again?" which fails and have to cancel, once its done that the device is unaccesiible , obviously errors but i cant fix it?

    can anyone help me please?


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