XP error-checking function not working

  CurlyWhirly 15:53 05 Nov 2006
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Recently when attempting to backup my PC, I keep getting a Delayed Write Failure error.

The EXACT error message is:

"Delayed Write Failed: Windows was unable to save all the data for the file. 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."

I have now re-formatted it but when I attempt XP's error-checking I get this error message:

click here


I have now bought myself a replacement drive as I can't be without a backup but I'm just wondering why XP's error-checking won't complete?

Is my hard drive only good for the bin now or is there a utility that I could use to check for bad sectors, etc?

Thanks.


p.s. it is an EXTERNAL USB 2.0 hard drive that I'm referring to

  CurlyWhirly 16:09 05 Nov 2006

Thanks I will try that out ;)

  CurlyWhirly 16:32 05 Nov 2006

I've run the command and the error-checking completed this time so I assume the errors were fixed?

It seems strange that it run okay from the RU command but not when I right-clicked the hard drive icon and selected 'Error-checking' under the 'Tools' option.

Just one of lifes little mysteries!

Resolved with thanks.

  CurlyWhirly 16:33 05 Nov 2006

RUN command I mean

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