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Cyclic redundancy check fix

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September 11, 2012 8:13:11 AM

Hello,
i just purchased a 1TB external drive, but everytime I try to copy my files from my computer there's a prompt saying cyclic redundancy check. What's that?
I actually tried copying files from my laptop and I was able to do so, but in my computer, i can't.
I can't even add "new folder in my external drive. Why is this happening? please help me. Thanks!~
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September 11, 2012 10:46:24 AM

A CRC error generally means your hard drive is failing. Likely the bad hard drive is the one in your desktop. If its bought from a vendor contact them about testing the drive, if you built it yourself go to the hard drive manufactures website and download their drive testing tool.

If you have data on the hard drive you need to save, which if you are trying to copy the files I suppose you do, I would try copying only a few files at a time, and if those are not working move on to different files. Basically just hunt around trying to get small groups of files that are still readable on the drive.
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