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September 8, 2013 11:36:23 AM

Hello tech-savy's at TH.

Today, my PC have begun acting strangely (by the way, I'm running Windows 7 64-bit, pretty standard). Whenever I attempt copying files over to my backup drive, Windows crashes/freeze.

So here's what happens:
I grab my files/folders, drag 'em over to my HDD. The transfer window, or whatever it's called, pops up. Then, the machine freezes.
I seem to be able to move smaller files and folder without problem, but once I move bigger onces (larger than 200-300 MB), it won't work. Furthermore, large-folders or files will cause a freeze immediately, whereas smaller ones will run the transfer a bit, stop, and then after a few seconds, the screen freeze. So those are the details, don't know if they help.

My HDD is a regular (not "green") Seagate, 3TB.

Any suggestions guys?

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September 8, 2013 12:29:55 PM
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run windows error checking on the backup drive with both options enabled. This will take a few hours to complete.
from 'Computer' Rt click on the drive and you'll find 'Error checking' in the 'Tools' tab at the top. Remember to select both options.
September 10, 2013 7:54:02 AM

popatim said:
run windows error checking on the backup drive with both options enabled. This will take a few hours to complete.
from 'Computer' Rt click on the drive and you'll find 'Error checking' in the 'Tools' tab at the top. Remember to select both options.

Thanks man, that did the trick. Though I just barely had enough time to get through it.
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