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External hard drive I/O Error

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Anonymous
August 26, 2005 8:03:07 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Hello! I have found a lot of articles sort of close to my problem, but
mine's a bit better (?) than most.

I have a 10 GB Windows partition on my internal HD and it is attached
to an 80GB external HD, where I have my iTunes songs, various games
program files and most importantly several hundred pictures, mostly of
my 20 month old son.

Last night I decided to defragment the drive, but today when I try and
access it it gives me the ol' I/O Device error. The odd bit is I can
access SOME files, but not others. Not the pictures. When I try the
USB mouse freezes also, and I have to restart using the also USB
keyboard to get the mouse to work again.

Anyone have any advice? I have restarted several times and tried safe
mode, but it was the same.

Thanks for any help!
Chris


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SpartacusJones
Anonymous
August 27, 2005 9:59:13 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Your may have corrupted some of the files on the external drive. Right click
on the external drive icon, go to properties and select check for errors.
You should see the disk check utility running after a reboot.

"SpartacusJones" wrote:

>
> Hello! I have found a lot of articles sort of close to my problem, but
> mine's a bit better (?) than most.
>
> I have a 10 GB Windows partition on my internal HD and it is attached
> to an 80GB external HD, where I have my iTunes songs, various games
> program files and most importantly several hundred pictures, mostly of
> my 20 month old son.
>
> Last night I decided to defragment the drive, but today when I try and
> access it it gives me the ol' I/O Device error. The odd bit is I can
> access SOME files, but not others. Not the pictures. When I try the
> USB mouse freezes also, and I have to restart using the also USB
> keyboard to get the mouse to work again.
>
> Anyone have any advice? I have restarted several times and tried safe
> mode, but it was the same.
>
> Thanks for any help!
> Chris
>
>
> --
> SpartacusJones
>
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