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External hard drive issues.

 
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nkuruvil



Joined: 07 Apr 2007
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:14 am    Post subject: External hard drive issues. Reply with quote

Hello. I have a pentium four laptop with a 200gb External Hard Drive. Lately some of my files have not been playing appropriately. For example when trying to listen to a song which i definetly had (it has been transferred to my ipod successfully), from my computer, it cannot read it. In addition the ID3 tag when navagating through windows explorer is not being read as well.

Also some of my video files while showing the beginning clip in the the thumbnail form, now all of a sudden cannot be played, and it is saying. "windows media player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the type of file or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file." What is weird is that some of these files worked as of yesterday, but now today they are "gone" I have run chkdsk, and run norton's disk doctor and they claim there are no problems, but I am scared shitless my hd is failing. Can anyone give me any advice, or if there is something I am doing wrong that might quick fix this problem??

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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the symptoms you describe, it sounds like there is some corruption of the files. If chkdsk does not find anything wrong, then I would be inclined to do a full system scan with an up to date anti virus package. It could be that you have a virus that is corrupting the data files.
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