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Anonymous
April 26, 2005 2:55:05 PM

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hey guys
today i was saving a file to my external usb 2.0 200 gig hard drive and
it came up with a write delay fail, now my hard drive is inaccessible
and norton partition magic says that the whole drive is used, when
infact only about 50 gig is used. i cant check the disk because windows
xp pro no longer recognises it. when i have the drive turned on my hole
computer slows down and certain things dont work, but as soon as i turn
the drive off everything works fine.
i am running widows xp SP2 amd athelon 3400+ 1 gig ram, nvidia 6600,
sounblaster live 5.1 and i have a couple of external hard drives hooked
up via usb 2.0
any help would be great

cheers

trev
April 26, 2005 2:55:06 PM

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And this is a Maxtor USB drive?

If so, then the drive is FUBAR. [forever useless, beyond all repair]

If you are still covered by warranty get it replaced.

"Trevor and Tabitha" wrote:

> hey guys
> today i was saving a file to my external usb 2.0 200 gig hard drive and
> it came up with a write delay fail, now my hard drive is inaccessible
> and norton partition magic says that the whole drive is used, when
> infact only about 50 gig is used. i cant check the disk because windows
> xp pro no longer recognises it. when i have the drive turned on my hole
> computer slows down and certain things dont work, but as soon as i turn
> the drive off everything works fine.
> i am running widows xp SP2 amd athelon 3400+ 1 gig ram, nvidia 6600,
> sounblaster live 5.1 and i have a couple of external hard drives hooked
> up via usb 2.0
> any help would be great
>
> cheers
>
> trev
>
Anonymous
April 27, 2005 3:32:19 AM

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Well that's a new version of FUBAR!

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You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"BAR" <BAR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> And this is a Maxtor USB drive?
>
> If so, then the drive is FUBAR. [forever useless, beyond all repair]
>
> If you are still covered by warranty get it replaced.
>
> "Trevor and Tabitha" wrote:
>
>> hey guys
>> today i was saving a file to my external usb 2.0 200 gig hard drive and
>> it came up with a write delay fail, now my hard drive is inaccessible
>> and norton partition magic says that the whole drive is used, when
>> infact only about 50 gig is used. i cant check the disk because windows
>> xp pro no longer recognises it. when i have the drive turned on my hole
>> computer slows down and certain things dont work, but as soon as i turn
>> the drive off everything works fine.
>> i am running widows xp SP2 amd athelon 3400+ 1 gig ram, nvidia 6600,
>> sounblaster live 5.1 and i have a couple of external hard drives hooked
>> up via usb 2.0
>> any help would be great
>>
>> cheers
>>
>> trev
>>
Anonymous
April 27, 2005 6:00:49 PM

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If so, then the drive is FUBAR. forever useless, beyond all repair[/QUOTE Wrote:
>
> I bet if he takes the drive out of the enclosure and hooks it up as an
> ide drive it will be functional.
> Treeman


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