External HD not working

I/omagic Gigabank external 250gb hard dr...
November 16, 2009 at 14:23:51
Specs: windows xp home SP3, Pentium 4 1.7Mhz
I have this external HD for about a 1.5 year, and was using on a Sony Vaio with Win XP Home, on October08 I moved to a MacBook Pro with and Mac OS 10.5.8, and with Win XP Home on the VMware Fusion 2, and all worked perfectly. On June09 I got another external HD of 1Tg, and started to make all the backups on it. About 3 weeks ago I needed a few files from the I/O HD, and them all my problems started. It doesn't allow me to move anything out. I can move around, inside the I/O HD, but when I try to move out, it says; Cannot move file: The path is too deep.
Even if I move the file to the root, still give the same error. I manage to right clic and go to properties, tools, and Error-checking, it runs for some time, "corrects" some, but it stops before the end. Also manage to do the windows chkdsk, but no joy either. Is there any tool to do the check? Is there any other way to get the files out?

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#1
November 16, 2009 at 15:13:26
Look at the link below for possible solutions.

http://mswhs.com/2008/01/30/path-to...


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#2
November 17, 2009 at 18:23:44
Ok, I downloaded the file, installed, and I dont get the error message anymore. But, it manage to transfer 1 or 2 files at a time, them freezes, so I have to turn it off, wait a couple of hours, and transfer a couple more files, but this is a very long process. Any tools to check the disk?

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#3
November 17, 2009 at 19:07:33
Get a fitness test from the manufacturer of the drive.

From the specs you posted you may have some trouble determining the manufacturer. It also may not be a well known major drive manufacturer.


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#4
November 20, 2009 at 06:44:33
I did that, so far, no answer from them. anyway, maybe is a hardware problem, so, as a test, I put my external HD inside a vacuum plastic bag, an put it on my freezer for one hour. Them I plugged in again, well, it worked a little longer, manage to move out more files, but still a very slow process.
Thanks for the help.

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#5
November 20, 2009 at 08:45:39
If that helped then don't worry about the drive fitness test. You drive is evidently going bad. Recover your most important files first.

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