Harddrive freezes when accessed, Files intact

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February 9, 2010 at 12:19:25
Specs: Windows 7, 12gb
After running error checking on this drive, it is now acting normally and I can browse through the entire folder structure of the drive w/out any problems, but if I try to open/access the files it's VERY slow, and half of the time will give a not responding error.

The majority of the files on this drive are JPG / CR2 canon camera files / pictures.

I need to have these files 100% operable (obviously) and I'm thinking it's software related (something corrupt, file system etc) that can be fixed but I do not know/have the correct software.

Is there anything you all can suggest? I'm needing this repaired / on a new drive so I can begin working on these files and be able to sleep at night :)

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much!

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February 9, 2010 at 14:15:35
Tell us the make and model of your brand name system, or if you have a generic desktop system, the make and model of the mboard.
The specific model of a brand name system is shown on a label on the outside of the case somewhere, or it can often be determined by going to the brand name's web site.
The model, sometimes the make, of a mboard in a generic desktop system is usually printed on the mboard's surface in obvious larger characters, often between the slots.

The model is often also displayed on a logo (graphical) screen early in the boot, but it's often not as specific as the specific model number.

For Dell computers, they have a Service Tag number - the specific model can be determined by using that on their site, or can often be determined there automatically by you downloading some software. The Service Tag number should be on a label on the outside of the case, probably on the bottom on a laptop, on the back on a desktop, and is often also shown in the bios Setup.

Is the hard drive internally installed, or is it in an external enclosure ??
Those different situations require some different trouble-shooting.

"....After running error checking ..."

What did you use to do that, and was it the problem hard drive you were checking, or the ram?

What problems were you having with the problem drive BEFORE you ran the error checking?

Does the problem drive have an operating system installed on it, and if so, are you booting the computer from that?

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