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XP_lidocious

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I have several USB 2.0 external drives attached to my XP SP2 system; all through the same hub.

I keep getting a Windows error for one of the drives; a Seagate 200 GB (Drive O) that I use to back up the data from a Maxtor 200 GB. The error in full says:

"Windows was unable to save all the data for the file O:\$Mft. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere." :blink:

Once the error message pops ups, I can access the drive; it shows that data exists via properties; but none of the data is visible. If I reboot the system, the drive will be fine for a while, then the eroor message pop-ups begin anew. I am not even accessing the drive most times the error appears.

I have reformatted the drive several times; have run diagnostics on it via System Mechanic; have kept the MFT up to (and above) the amount of space recommended by Diskeeper. I have also run chkdsk /f at startup. It appears that the drive is healthy by all accounts. :whistling:

My question is two fold.

a) What might be causing this error?
b) Where the error states "Please try to save this file else where." -- I would be glad to if I had any idea of what the file was, and where to find it so that I can save it.

Many Thanks in Advance,
XP Lidocious
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kereddivad

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Just out of curiosity, how is your Seagate drive formatted (FAT, NTFS)? I am getting the same error on a Seagate as well. Mine is formatted NTFS. I originally had this issue on a 300GB Seagate and it got corrupted to the point of being unuseable. I sent it back to Seagate and they replaced it with a 400GB. Now it is doing the same thing.

Did you ever figure out how to fix yours?

Thanks,
DDD
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