|I'm using windows xp home edition, and I have a 500gig external. |
I noticed yesterday I was running low on space on my internal harddrive, as I have been downloading starcraft 2 videos. So I cut and pasted one of the videos to my external, and the transfer takes place, then stops stone cold, and the transfer bar does not go beyond a certain point. if I open up another window in windows explorer, or if I click around randomly, windows explorer freezes on me. it does not let me even control alt delete to get the task manager window. I'm still able to use whatever applications I was using before windows explorer froze. I tried moving the files in safe mode, and it again freezes. so far I only made a freeze happen only when I try transfering the files. I have a windows xp home edition recovery cd, and I popped that in, and in the recovery console I typed chkdsk /p /r and waited for a few hours, and I again tried to move the files, and it again froze on me.
anyone know what the problem is and how can I fix it? if I have to I'd reinstall windows, but I'd like to back up my data first, and it seems I cant cause it freezes whenever I try to. I can browse the internet just fine, install programs, but I just cant seem to transfer data.