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May 13, 2011 4:21:39 PM

Hi
i have a strange problem with files i downloaded
i wanted to copy them to another location but my system hang
i did a hard reboot
tried again - & again it hang
i ran scandisk & all is ok
but i can't copy these files. very strange
its not bad sectors because i ran scandisk and all was fine

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a c 85 G Storage
May 13, 2011 5:10:03 PM

Delete and re-download them to a different location see what happens.
May 20, 2011 2:18:11 PM

strangely it helped
what do you think was the problem?
thanks
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a c 85 G Storage
May 20, 2011 3:36:01 PM

jekylhyde said:
strangely it helped
what do you think was the problem?
thanks


Download was probably corrupt or there was a bad spot on the disk.
May 20, 2011 3:55:31 PM

but when i ran scandisc there were no errors
a c 85 G Storage
May 20, 2011 6:37:10 PM

jekylhyde said:
but when i ran scandisc there were no errors


The Windows scandisk is not the best drive check utility. Disk may be fine and the download was corrupt. Bad disk section is just one of the options.
May 20, 2011 7:35:26 PM

what is best for checking?
a c 85 G Storage
May 20, 2011 8:52:21 PM

jekylhyde said:
what is best for checking?


Full disk check utility, either from the hard-drive vendor, the computer vendor, or a program like HD Tune.
May 20, 2011 9:14:51 PM

it will take ages with these programs:) 
a c 85 G Storage
May 24, 2011 2:06:50 PM

jekylhyde said:
it will take ages with these programs:) 


Depending on the size of the disk, it can take a long time. That's because it actually scans for several different types of errors and does a much more thorough job that the Windows checkdisk utility. You don't need to run all of them, just one that will work with your hardware.
May 25, 2011 11:56:33 AM

ok thanks
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