I keep getting a Windows error for it (SimpleTech 1TB) I only have about 250G used up so far
I have been getting this pop up for around a year and a half.
"Windows was unable to save all the data for the file J:\$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."
Once the error message pops ups, I can access the drive; it shows that data exists via properties but none of the data is actually accessible. As soon as the message shows up i can simply move my mouse over a folder and it says 'Folder is empty'.
When I turn the external drive off and turn it back on using the switch on the back (or reboot the system entirely), the drive will be fine for a while, then the message pops up again even if I haven't accessed the drive. No matter what I try it never fails to pop up again.
I have run diagnostics on it with System Mechanic. I have also run chkdsk /f at startup and everything checks out OK.
I have messed around in the System Pages settings but page memory is not the problem..I have defraged the drive itself and the internal one as well. I have checked to make sure that all of my drivers are installed properly and even changed the wires that plug the disc into the tower. I have run virus scans from many different programs and nothing shows.
I am helpless at this point and cannot afford to pay hundreds of dollars to get it fixed..
Anyway the computer itself is around 7 years old and running on an operating system that was installed 2 years ago after a complete format. The external drive is around 2 years old maybe 3. I have a Saphire graphics card and 2 disc drives 1 of which is DVDRW and the other is CDRW. Not sure if any of this is related but at this point I am almost ready to give up so if anyone has any help whatsoever even a link that could help, please feel free to share it.