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Hvaing Problems with Old External HDD

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by FreedomEclipse, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    Hey guys, Ive been having problems with an Old External 300Gb hard drive.

    for some reason it just starts getting a Delayed write error which completely freezes my XP sometimes & each time I do that I have to turn the External off & power it up again.

    Is the HDD on its way out or is there a way to solving the problem?
  2. keakar

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    its not easy to say without running a diagnostic test to see how it does.

    i would suggest you take the drive out of the external case and hook it up inside your pc and test it that way so you can eliminate the chance it is the external case that is the problem. sometimes the connections inside the external cases can be bad.

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