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So lately i have been experiencing bad copy speeds and occasional copying window being frozen while copying and if you click on it it says not responding but after the copying is done (in the background) the window disappears and the file is copied. This only happens if i copy a file from C to C. Not from C to anywhere else.

Second i am again from few days facing a problem. The Documents folder is being shown up in Downloads folder. and deleting it from 'My Document' or Downloads folder deletes it too. and when it reappears, it again comes in Downloads folder. What kind of data corruption am i facing? Windows dead? ?

I have defragmented the disk in hopes, but of no use. changed the IDE cable too today.

This is the drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144102.

Edit: I think this has been either happening after i upgraded to Avast6 (that is few months ago) and or me not deleting the movies i watched off the drive (which i used too) which i wanted too, to see how it reacts to being filled. I did this test a long time ago and at that time there were few oranges and yellows in the bottom half of the graph and couple of red ones too.

Edit 2: The copying speed before was usually in constant 24 to 35's. Now its constant at 14.5 14.6 :/.
Edited by Gothiq - 4/24/11 at 3:06pm
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The drive is failing.
    
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No kiding?
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No, all that yellow and red is an indication.
    
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Look under the health tab so see if there are any warnings. If so, then it's time to replace the drive. If the SMART status looks good, try backing up all of the data, then do a complete zero fill of the drive followed by a FULL Format (no quick format) then check the SMART status (health) and run the error scan again to see if the you still get red or yellow blocks. If so, replace the drive. If not, restore the data and see if it performs better.

Please note that you can NOT use an imaging program and expect this to work. You have to manually backup the files, do the COMPLETE zero fill, FULL/LONG format, then manually restore the files for this to work. Using an imaging program like Acronis True Image, etc. will just copy problems back onto the drive obliterating all of the work you just did.

But considering how old that drive probably is and how many hours it probably has, it's probably time to replace it.
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post #6 of 17
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I hate you smurf . Lol

on serious note how do you backup manually?

Health tab shows everything A OK.

This windows i am using, came outa 40gB drive by Easeus tools. Made an image and so on...

I do think about having a fresh start on new hdd but how am i supposed to take my trillion customizations, programs this and that from here to there? Thats the point.

Whats zero fill? How would i do that? Do i need a separate PC to pull it off?
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You use Windows File Manager to copy the contents of the hard drive to another drive. You would need to go into the options and enable Hidden Files and System Files so that everything is copied. Or you can boot from a Linux Live CD like Knoppix and use that file manager to copy the contents from one drive to another.

You could try SpinRite to see if it can fix the drive with all of the files in place, but that would run you about $90 just to buy the program and there is no guarantee it will work.

You run a Zero Fill from the Western Digital Diagnostics Program that you download from the WDC support site. You would get either the self booting cd iso image or the floppy disk image and create the self booting disk and boot to that.

You can use Windows Easy Transfer Wizard to backup your files and settings, but it would still require you to install all of your programs again. In Win 7 it's found in Programs - Accessories - System Tools. I never used Vista enough to know specifically where it is there, but I would imagine it's close to the same place.

As a last resort you can try running sfc /scannow and chkdsk /r to see what that can do. It won't be as good as the Zero Fill, Format, and restore files method though.
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Where is Windows File Manager? Or are you talking about Windows Explorer?

If its Windows Explorer you are talking about then i think you dont know that you cant copy most of the files because of Windows restrictions.
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@ op..

what is that program you used there pls?

i think one of my hdd's are going bad in my raid array and need to have a look at them, pls
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