:noes: External HDD problems :noes:

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  1. Vlachen

    Vlachen New Member

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    Alright, I attempted posting in the main forum, but got no help there. Mabey day crew can lend me a hand. :killbill:

    Background : Maxtor 80 GB External Hard Drive. Works great for over a year. I start noticing problems while editing the tags on all the music stored on there. As well, winamp begins to get choppy when playing off it. Dig dig dig dig... oh shit... So I hit up computer management, and go to the logs. Low and behold, there are many warning and error alerts. The information M$ provides goes something like this

    The warning alerts:
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    Details
    Product: Windows Operating System
    ID: 51
    Source: Disk
    Version: 5.2
    Symbolic Name: IO_WARNING_PAGING_FAILURE
    Message: An error was detected on device %1 during a paging operation.

    Explanation
    An input/output (I/O) request to a memory-mapped file failed and the operation was retried.


    User Action
    If these events are logged regularly on a primary system drive, replace the device. Otherwise, no user action is required.



    Version: 5.0
    Symbolic Name: IO_WARNING_PAGING_FAILURE
    Message: An error was detected on device %1 during a paging operation.

    Explanation
    An input/output (I/O) request to a memory-mapped file failed and the operation was retried.


    User Action
    If these events are logged regularly on a primary system drive, replace the device. Otherwise, no user action is required.
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    And the error alerts:
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    Details
    Product: Windows Operating System
    ID: 7
    Source: Disk
    Version: 5.2
    Symbolic Name: IO_ERR_BAD_BLOCK
    Message: The device, %1, has a bad block.

    Explanation
    The device has a bad block of memory, which Windows attempted to read. The data might be missing or corrupted.


    User Action
    If this event is logged regularly, replace the hard disk drive.
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    Yes, I realize that it suggests I replace the hard drive... I just want to know if its fixable, or that if i don't get my information off of there RIGHT NOW, its going to be gone....

    HALP!!! :eek2:
     
  2. Vlachen

    Vlachen New Member

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    come on now... its a call for help... and no one freaking answeres
     
  3. Juvenall

    Juvenall What Would Juvie Do?

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    Have you tried contacting the hardware company's support?
     

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