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Secondary Hard Drive Problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Craigmister, Jan 11, 2003.

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  1. Craigmister

    Craigmister Thread Starter

    Mar 10, 2002
    I was having alot of problems with my hard drive, so I bought another one and decided to use the old one as a secondary on my new machine. Oh, while I was at it I incorporated a p4.
    Anyway my real problem is that I can not get my old files off my old hard drive to my new hard drive. When I try it takes forever to access anything off it and trying to run scan disk or defrag is a joke. It will sit there idel for ever and then not respond.
    All I want is to get the files I need off the secondary hard drive, then I'd be ok with formating it.
  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    sounds like a failing drive. You had trouble with it so you replaced it and now its giving you problems as a slave drive but everything else has changed in the system right? I had a similiar problem with a 20 gig maxtor - slow as hell but no errors at all, not even a smart failure. I had to be patient with it until i got the data off they sent it away for warranty. If your in a similiar situation formating it won't help.
  3. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Jan 27, 2001
    Try disconecting it and removing it from your machine....let it sit for a couple of days....then try it again when it's cold.....I just pulled some files off a failing 30 gig Maxtor drive the same way......once it heated back up, same slow accessing problem.
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