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Weird stuff happening to external hard drive after Win8 boot fix

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May 20, 2014 6:21:35 PM

So my windows borked and tried a ton of things before simply using the built in startup repair.

Everything seemed fine except for a few things:

1. Usually now when I open a file explorer, windows explorer crashes and restarts. (annoying, but not my biggest issue)

2. My external hard drive with most of my stuff like music, steam games, pics/vids, etc. is acting very strange. It's like I don't have permission to write or something. At first I couldn't even listen to my music, but that seemed to fix itself. I can't launch steam or play any games installed on the hard drive, and I can't even download anything to it.

This never happened before.

Thanks in advance!

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May 20, 2014 6:51:06 PM

Hi,

Might be worth to check your hard drive for possible file system errors (chkdsk /f)and also run system file checker to check system file corruption and conflicts(sfc /scannow).
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