error:disk read error - read fails

February 24, 2009 at 19:34:17
Specs: xp, 250
I just wanted to know about the error
"error:disk read error - read fails, the system cannot find the file specified" on an external hdd of mine if this can be caused by a virus ?
And if so , is the virus called "Minesweeper" able to do this ?

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#1
February 25, 2009 at 06:51:51
Could be the drive is going bad. Is it connected via USB?

Are you running anti-virus and anti-spyware programs?

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#2
February 25, 2009 at 15:42:16
yes its via usb. I am running anti-virus and anti spyware program.
Also there is another error asociated -read -
e:\$Mft windows -delayed write failed .
The weird thing is suddenly all new pcs can not read that drive but my very old pc can.

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#3
February 25, 2009 at 23:58:09
also its trying to download this virus -
swt-3448-win32-win32-x86.zip ,but my anti-virus can not find it.

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