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Large .DAT File Consuming Hard Drive

Q: Large .DAT File Consuming Hard Drive

Good afternoon,

Hope someone here may recognise this issue and be able to suggest a cause.

A computer on our network was reported to have 0% hard drive space.
Upon investigation, I found in the Local Settings\Temp a 34GB file, which had maxed out the drive.
Has any one seen this kind of file before?


This isn't the first instance of this file being foud on the estate.
A bit of background, this machine is on an isolated network with no internet connectivity and locked down physical ports, running Windows XP.
Very small likely hood of this being viral related.

Many thanks,
and Kind regards

Preferred Solution: Large .DAT File Consuming Hard Drive

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A: Large .DAT File Consuming Hard Drive

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I am trying to move all my files from my computer to my new external hard drive, but whenever I try and move a file over 4 GB in size i get this error message...
"The file is too large for the destination file system"... anyone know how I can get around this so I can move those files over?

A:Problem transfering large file from hard drive to external hard drive

Get ahold of some software that will break up the file into chunks.

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I tried to copy an iso file that was about 4.5 gb to a portable usb HD, but I was keep getting an error message saying the file was too big.
Now my USB HD is about 150GB! So what's up with this? Help me out guys!

A:Solved: Copying a large file to USB Hard Drive

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Hi guys

I've got a mac g4 and a lacie 250 gig portable hard drive.

on my macs hd i've got a number of mpeg4 files which I want to move onto the portable drive, each file is in excess of 5 gigs.
Each time I try to copy a file over I get an error code 36 which states data cannot be read from or written to

the portable hard drive is running fat 32 as it needs to be viewable by a PC

Can anyone give me any suggestions as to how to get these files on the portable hard drive?

Many thanks!

A:Problems copying a large file from hard disk to portable drive

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I have had a problem with my C drive getting used up and it is about out of space now. I'm wondering if I may have some kind of virus. I'm inlcuidng a log from hijack this if someone could look it over and see if anything stands out. I'd greatly appreciate it!



here is the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:02:24 PM, on 11/25/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\SSL VPN Client\agent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Seagate\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\SharedCOM8\RoxMediaDB.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\SharedCOM8\RoxWatch.exe
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A:Something seems to be consuming all hard drive space

Have you reviewed posts here concerning the same question you are asking?

Here are some simple steps to get you started
run chkdsk /r at a cmd prompt and answer yes to the question. reboot so it runs to check for file corruption
run disk cleanup [programs/accessories/system tools] and check everything
run defrag [same location]

check your system restore points configuration. you may be saving too often or have too much reserved disk space for this operation

user explorer to search on *.* [which is everything] on your OS drive [usually c:]. Then click on the size column to sort by size to see where your largest files are contained.

If still an issue post the results of a chkdsk for review.

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I have a Acer Aspire 5315 laptop that is going on three years old with Windows Vista Basic. The computer has an 80 gig hard drive with two partitions split evenly. After a while I noticed it continually consuming more hard drive space on the C drive when no new programs were being installed. During regular use during the day (checking email from Gmail) I started getting prompts that the computer was running low on hard drive on C drive. The computer had 2 gigabytes of free space on the C drive initially. I rebooted only to find out that windows didn't give the space back.

I have tried doing a hard drive clean up with only marginal success in reclaiming part of the initial 2 free gigs on C drive. I have tried registry fixing programs like Reg Cure and other system tune up programs like System Mechanic and the problem continues. The laptop initially came with 1 gig of ram I have upgraded it to 2 (the max the laptop can take).

I noticed the problem started to happen after I had to use a restore point to fix a driver problem with my printer. Any suggestions of what to do is much appreciated or even what to try.

I had heard that laptops have a recovery console that may fix this this problem that resets it to factory defaults. Further information on this would also be useful.

Thank you in advance for any help!

A:Vista Consuming Hard drive space

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When I click on it, it goes straight to drive D. also it will not be deleted .. How can I remove it without losing the files saved in my drive D?

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We have had a large number of Toshiba hard drive failures with-in the last three months. Anyone have any knowledge of the issue?
1. General instability (windows freezing, system unresponsiveness, application crashes)
2. Extremely slow response
Running the built-in BIOS diagnostic turns up one of the following error codes on the hard drive component:

Some specifics on our environment:
Windows 7 64-bit (standard image)
2.5" hard drive

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This happens consistently. Once between 1 and 2 gigs has copied, I get the blue screen. I have tried copying in safe mode, using TeraCopy instead, nothing seems to work. This is the .dmp file:


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I have a 320 gig hard drive and windows xp only recognizes 120 gigs of the hard drive. What do I need to do to get full use of the hard drive.

A:xp on very large hard drive

Have a look here

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At work I have a Compaq with an x86 Family 6 Model 5 Stepping 2 processor. I have no idea how this type processor compares to a pentium, for example. I need to install a larger hard drive on this computer. I know from previous experience (at home) that there is a limit to the size of drive some processors can comprehend. Is there a way I can easily figure out what that limit is for this computer? I have 386 megs of RAM, am using Windows 2000.

A:how large a hard drive can I get?

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quick question, and i'm sure i deserve a quick answer! some might say i should have looked around a bit more and maybe i would have found the answer.. but i'm a bit fragile today, and remember, 'there's no such thing as stupid questions; just stupid people.'

here goes; with regards to putting a large hard drive in my laptop which is the most important factor to recognising the drive, bios or service pack? (or both).

i have xp pro sp2 (also access to sp3) and i bought a 120gb drive to be safe (and it works fine), but i just wonder if it would recognise a bigger drive than that.

A:Large Hard Drive

Basically pay close attention to the laptops specs, for hard drive type (eIDE, SATA) and rotational speed. Also, the higher the speed and capacity, the hotter the drive runs. Heat is an enemy of a laptop. You already know how hot they run normally... I've installed 250GB drives, successfully

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I have a HP Pavilion TX1340 laptop running Vista Home Premium.

The laptop came with a 120GB hard drive and I would now like to replace it with a new 320GB hard drive which I have fitted in a USB2.0 caddy and which, after much difficulty, I have managed to initialize and format.

I have been told by HP that the laptop will only recognise hard drives up to 250GB.

If I partition the hard drive with a 250B partition plus another partition occupying the remainding space will this work OK?

A:Hard drive too large?

Unfortunately, your only option is to send me the hard drive as it will not work for you. Sad but true; PM me for my home address.

just kidding... it will work fine. If it only sees the first 250, then partition and use that; format the rest in Windows.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 2:09:24 PM, on 10/14/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\mainserv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exeC:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~2\NPROTECT.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\nv... Read more

A:Formatted Hard Disk. Reinstalled Xp. Log File Is Large

Hello Bigfoot14,

Can you tell me what problems you are seeing with this computer? It will help in the diagnosis.

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hey all....i am running windows 7 and suddenly my 160 gig internal c:\ drive went from having over 60 gig free to having less than 1 gig free....i have run a known good anti virus software including a complete scan and removal of viruses...no go.....still very little free space.....the c:\users folder is using up over 115 gig....but when you look at all of the files and folders in there nothing uses more than 50 gig...and even so there was over 60 gig free before.....please help....mally.

A:sudden large use of hard drive space

Run TreeSize, and point it to the C:\ drive to see what's taking up space.


C:\Users is where all the user profiles and their data is stored. Your account or another user's account probably has a large video file somewhere or a large number of other junk files.

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im going to be buying a new hard drive, and i know that whether or not the computer recognizes the hdd is dependant on my motherboard and bios... back when i had a p2, 300mhz i tried to install a 60gig and it didnt work cause the bios didnt detect it, and rather than flashing the bios i settled for a 20gig...

now im going to buy a 200gig hdd, and i need to know if my motherboard and bios will detect its presence properly... is there a way to know if it'll detect correctly?

i have an ASRock mobo, with an amd athlon 1100mhz socket A chip... any help is appreciated.

A:how do i know if my bios will accept a large hard drive?

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please help! i just recently built a new computer (asus m2n-sli motherboard with a amd athlon (6000+)64x2, also a e-geforce 6200 video card and 2g ram, i installed win xp64 pro sp1 on a maxtor 320g hard drive everything has gone smooth until this point, windows show's the hard drive is only 32g, i can't seem to find the solution to this anywhere, any help would be greatly appreciated.i also installed sp2 in hopes this would solve the peoblem it did not.thanks

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I'm going to use a WD Purple 4TB drive on a server for an IP camera system. I would like to partition a 100MB area for Win 7 and the video monitoring software. I would like to partition the remainder of the drive as one large data storage partition.

Since I'm not going to boot off the large partition do I still need to partition it using GPT? What about the large 3 plus TB partition.

A:GUID partition on large hard drive

Do you mean a small 100GB Partition on which you want to install Windows 7 and boot from it (leaving the rest for data) ? Your 4TB disk will then be the boot disk irrespective of whether the rest of the disk is used for data.

Can Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008 read, write, and boot from GPT disks?
Yes, all versions can use GPT partitioned disks for data. Booting is only supported for 64-bit editions on UEFI-based systems.

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Whenever I try to do a completely normal (explorer) copy of large files between two ordinary internal disk partitions, explorer reports (and takes) 90% of infinity to do it! It starts out telling me it'll take 20 mins, then 40, then 60, then 240, and on and on. Obviously, I usually cancel them, since I don't have weeks or months to copy a single file!

We're talking about a 4 GB or so file or folder, so it really shouldn't be a big deal. I am NOT copying from a CD/DVD or to/from a network; these are ordinary files on ordinary disks.

I have gobs of memory available (1GB installed, very little in use at the time). My disks are quite fast (10,000 RPM SATAs). My CPU is quite fast (3.2 GHz, hyper-threaded Intel P4). Every other copy of smaller files completes very quickly. I have only an ordinary anti-virus util running, and I've tried completely disabling it and it made no difference.

What is going on??

System Config:

Motherboard: Abit IS7 -- Socket 478
Processor: Intel Pentium 4(c) CPU 3.2GHz (Northwood), hyper-threaded
Chipset: Intel i865-ICH5 chipset (Intel 865/848 Springdale)
Storage Controllers: Intel(R) 82801EB/ER Ultra ATA (x2)
Total Memory: 1GB Micron/Crucial DDR-SDRAM
Video Adapter : RADEON 9200 Series
Audio: Auzentech X-Meridian 7.1

Hard Disk : WDC WD3200JD-22KLB0
Hard Disk : WDC WD740GD-00FLC0
Hard Disk : WD External HDD Device IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device
CD/DVD : _NEC DVD_RW ND-2510A FW: 2.19

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A:SUPER-Slow large file copy on internal hard drives!

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I've been trying to get a new machine I just built up and running, and after some initial stupid things that happened, I'm now on my way to loading the OS and other tasks. First I have to mention that, when I initially installed the two 640 GB SATA hard drives, I jumpered them on jumpers 5 and 6, or third column from the left.

Now I know that normally you do not need to jumper SATA. At least that's what the label on top of the Western Digital said. But it also said something about an exception. I can't even remember what it was now, but it must have been convincing enough to talk me into jumping the drive.

Anyway after finding out that the jumping of the two drives was affecting my boot in my new machine, I decided to take them out and after that, the machine booted into the BIOS fine.

Then I booted into my Acronis Disk Director to start partitioning the drives, but I noticed that the readout for unallocated space for each drive was only 597 GB's. So where did the rest of it go? Did that have anything to do with those jumpers I removed?

A:Large SATA hard drive not reading it's capacity!

No the difference you see btween what the Manufacturer states is the capacity of the drive and what you actually will is because of a math difference. Advertising uses the decimal system. 1 kilobyte under that system equals 1000 bytes but the real equation is 1 kilobyte equals 1024 bytes If you carry this into the Gigabyte range you will see a much larger difference. So your 597 GBs is the correct size of the drive. Both numbers are correct though given the sense that they are used. 640Gbs is the correct number using the decimal system and approximately 597GBs is the actual size that will be read by your computer and operating system. It is confusing and sometimes misleading to start with. THere are on IDE Drives jumpers that will limit the size useable on a drive. This is because of an old limit that was imposed by system bios's.

so you did nothing wrong nor made any size changes by removing the jumper.

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Bought a PC with SSD which filled up as soon as loading games from steam etc.  Now trying to migrate off and I can not use the windows "move" function for folders like APPDATA local or roaming because of long files names.  I simply can not get enough off of C: to run the machine reliably.  

A:SSD full -- how to move large folders to hard drive

I would remove the SSD and suggest you buy a larger hard drive and reinstall windows. You can always put that hard drive back in or get an external enclosure so you can get access to your files.

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I have a 500GB external Hard Drive that I need to use at home with my Windows 7 PC and at school where I use a Mac.

I know NTFS is for Windows only and I know FAT32 works on both Windows and Mac.

However I have been unable to format my external hard drvie to FAT32. Only to exFAT which doesnt work on Windows.

I have tried in CMD using the format fs=FAT32 quick but it told be my hard drive is too big.

Any ideas?


A:How to format large external Hard Drive to FAT32

Nevermind lol I used a program called guiformat.exe - worked like a charm. I decided to leave this post up in case it helps someone else.

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I have a 119gig .bkf file on my desktop and I'm trying to move it to a new 320gig external HD. I keep getting a message there's not enough space on the disk. If I reformat the external HD from FAT to NTFS would that work or do I have start the backup utility and save to the external HD? The .bkf file on my desk top took almost 8 hours to create. Don't want to do it again if I don't have to. Any suggestions would be extremely appreciated. Thanks for your time!

A:Moving large files to external hard drive

I believe that formatting to NTFS...is a step in the right direction.FAT32 file systems have a file size limitation of 4GB, http://www.ntfs.com/ntfs_vs_fat.htm.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307881Louis

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I'm trying to do a simple back up. One 12g folder transfer to an external hard drive. Drag and dropping will will stop working about 1/4 of the way through. I tried TeraCopy and that gets through about 6g before it stops working.

Any idea what is wrong?

A:Can't transfer large file to external drive

How is your hard drive formatted? Is it fat32 or NTFS?

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On a Windows 8 pro with WMC on C Drive (120GB SSD) windows reports 5 GB free BUT I have 50.6GB of unknown file
as reported by WinDirStat. 65 GB should be the correct size as per my usage.
I can't delete this unknown file as it does not show in file explorer or CMD prompt (dir listing)
Does anyone has this problem and how can I fix it ... I had this problem before, so did a clean install a week ago, my usage was about 65 GB and it has grown by itself ..

Many thanks

Thanks Sepp

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Since I'm getting "recovery drive is full" messages I'm wanting to clean it up.  There's a large 2 GB file I'm wondering whether to delete.  Its file name is 3590F75ABA9E485486C100C1A9D4FF06LCBMOQPZXYDWPWIO, its file type is simply "file," and it was created at night which is odd because I don't recall the computer being used or being on at night on the date of its creation--so I worry it's a virus.  What is it, what should I do with it, and should I delete it? I don't see any other large files or backup folders on the recovery drive the deletion of which would free up much space, so I'm thinking my path is either to delete this 2 GB file or somehow create more recovery drive space in some way besides deleting unnecessary files.

A:What is this large file in recovery drive and should I delet...

dadbod Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! First off, do NOT touch anything in the Recovery partition -- if you have any intentions down the road of using that partition to restore your laptop.  If you tamper with that partition, that risks breaking the HP Recovery function. Second, while Windows Update is NOT supposed to use the Recovery partition, we get lots of posts that it does -- and that causes problems. My own recommendation is the following:1) Use a third-party product known as Macrium Reflect to image off your laptop onto an external drive or large USB stick2) Remove the Recovery partition3) Merge the new unallocation space formerly occupied by the Recovery partition into your C: "drive" What I recommend is the following:1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR)2) Run MR and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive, USB stick, or DVDs3) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CDMy experience is that MR, when using the High Compression option, typically can compress the saved image file to about 50% of the USED space in the OS partition. This means if you have an 80GB OS partition, and 40GB is used, MR only needs about 20GB to store the image file.I use this all the time and it typically takes less than 10 minutes to do the image backup and about the same time or less to do a restore. Plus, MR has the option to Add a Rec... Read more

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I recently upgraded some components on my computer, including the motherboard & graphics card, and took the processor, hard drive & RAM from my old one. This includes my main HDD, another 750GB SATA HDD that I had working perfectly in the old machine, and a formerly external 750GB IDE HDD that also now works fine internally.

The problem is with the 750GB SATA HDD, which is alright when copying small files (though it can cause mp3 playback to skip a little), but anything over 1GB - DVD iso files, etc, causes Windows Vista to crash completely and force me to manually reboot.

Having tried both Windows 64 bit & 32 bit on my new machine, it happens on both, yet both of the other hard drives seem to be working fine with large files - so it doesn't appear to be a RAM problem.

The friend who put it all together suggested that it could have been caused by using the old SATA cable (as the one shipped with the motherboard had right-angled plugs, and wouldn't fit correctly). Does this make sense, and would fitting a new cable solve the problem?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give, and do let me know if there's any other information you need.

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I have a 1.5tb usb3.0 drive that I cannot copy larger files to - I get a 0x0000045D - I/O Device error - whenever I try to copy larger sized files - 7GB files or more.  It works fine with smaller files.  I have tried copying with regular "copy", terracopy and robocopy methods.  I have removed the USB device, uninstalled the driver, rebooted and then hooked it back up - no go.  I have removed the device with deleting the driver, rebooted and that didn't fix it.  I have tried it on another USB 3.0 port, no go.  Tried it on a usb2.0, no go.
Any suggestions?

A:USB Hard drive issue - unable to copy large files

Check that the filesystem is not FAT32.
Steve O.

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Hi! I have an Elitebook 2760p; recently, 2TB SSD and conventional spinning drives have become available. I know this is an old laptop, however, it has a touchscreen, and is upgradeable - my MacBook Pro stays locked away as, to be honest, this laptop is so much more flexible (as a programmer and user) - and it even runs WoW well! Anyway, I have been using a Crucial 500GB SSD, which ran perfectly, but I ran out of space. I have previously used a 1TB conventional spinning drive which also worked fine. I have two base stations, and one has a Blu-Ray drive, and the other (now) has a 2TB drive in a caddy, in place of the CD drive. I purchased a 2TB Crucial MX300 SSD, as well as some 2TB Seagate spinning hard drives. While Seagate drives have gone downhill recently in terms of failure rates etc, my problem seems to be with the laptop. Specifically: If I put the 2TB SATA (6GB/s) Crucial MX300 SSD into the laptop, then I can install Linux from a USB drive, and it installs perfectly. Reboot results in BootDevice not found 'please install an operating system'. If I put the 2TB drive into a USB enclosure, it boots slightly further, stating 'Grub' 'attempt to read (outside?) of hd0'. Essentially, the system cannot boot from a 2TB hard drive installed internally in the laptop. The same error happens with the Crucial MX300 SSD and the Seagate 2TB drives. Interestingly, the BIOS hard drive test works fine. However, when booting, about 30-50% of the time, an error occ... Read more

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What is the best method for transfering large files when formating a hard drive for a customer that doesn't have a burner.
I want' to be able to transfer all there drivers to some other media then reinstall them after. Thanks in advance for the help.

A:What is the best method for transfering large files when formating a hard drive?

Are you looking for the best or easiest? It is all subjective as to what is best. Persoanlly I would use another drive and either make a ghost image to the second drive or use the partition to partirion option.

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Hey there,

I bought this hard drive a long time ago, but it's been working A-OK up until a few weeks ago. Here's the problem:

Whenever I try to transfer several large files (pretty much anything above 600 MB) at once from the hard drive to any computer, the hard drive will automatically disconnect and reconnect during the operation. A message will pop up saying "The file is no longer on the hard drive" even though it's still there, and it asks me to retry, skip, or cancel. But every time I press retry, the message keeps popping up and I have to skip the file, thus ruining the whole operation. Ironically, the hard drive doesn't do this when I transfer several large files at once from a computer to the hard drive, so now it feels like the hard drive's holding my stuff hostage.

A lot of the aforementioned large files are important to me, and I need to transfer them from drive to drive, so I need help in fixing this. Any suggestions?

Do you think it could be the USB cable that came with the hard drive? Because it's been bent back and forth numerous times, and that's probably disrupting the connection...

A:External Hard Drive holding large files hostage

It's quite possible. Also, it could be that the hard drive is wearing out and might be giving some errors.

Either way, I would highly recommend transferring the files to a new hard drive before the unthinkable happens. You can usually remove the drive from the external casing and connect it directly to your desktop. If you're unfamiliar with installing a hard drive, I would suggest some assistance from a tech.

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Transferring ISO file (4.39gb) from SSD >> External USB (Seagate BUP Slim 1tb) received BSOD, not the first time (maybe 3rd or 4th time) but last time was more than a month ago. I have employed this "tweak" to increase USB max transfer size which worked well without a hitch for a loooong time, dunno if this has anything to do with BSOD but thought I'd mention it, also recently did reinstall OS (8/13 or 8/14?)

Here's the XML of BugCheck, results of DM Log Collector zip attached below.

- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting" Guid="{ABCE23E7-DE45-4366-8631-84FA6C525952}" EventSourceName="BugCheck" />

<EventID Qualifiers="16384">1001</EventID>






<TimeCreated SystemTime="2015-08-24T08:44:04.000000000Z" />


<Correlation />

<Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" />



<Security />

- <EventData>
<Data Name=&... Read more

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I am trying to use a 500 gig sata drive for storage transferring data through a USB to hard disk tool/cable.

The tool is a Vantec USB to IDE/SATA adapter. Vantec ? Vantec SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter - CB-ISATAU2 - 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter

I bought it to be able to have more storage for my laptop and at 20 bucks it was cheap solution cus I already had a new 500 gig drive.

I haven't really used it much and this is the first time I tried to transfer something with large file sizes. I do not know if it's the tool, hardware limitation but I suspect it's the file system on the external drive?

It's Fat 32. I Can format it with NTSF and try to recopy the data.. ( luckily as I had not moved. only copied it)

I don't remember now but there was a reason I left it as Fat 32. Does this sound like it should fix the problem or should i try another solution first?


I remember why I wanted to leave the drive Fat 32. That was so I could also use the device and drive to copy data over from my Linux and BSD operating systems. Bummer unless I find a way around this.

A:6 gig ISO file XFer from win7 to external drive says it's too large?

File Allocation Table - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"The maximum possible size for a file on a FAT32 volume is 4 GB minus 1 byte or 4,294,967,295 bytes."

Looks like your suspicions are correct.

I'd think the solution is to make 2 partitions on that 500 GB drive: a FAT32 partition for Linux/BSD and an NTFS partition for Windows. Or two entirely different drives.

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Alright I keep it simple and sweet. well not simple. and not sweet but if you could help me with my problems that would be so nice. I had a bad week im worn out from work. I just want my setup to be clean and kick ass please. thanks

So I bought a thumb drive to transfer movies from my computer to my WDTV live hub. I figured I would be able to plug it in then from my computer over wifi transfer the movies to my Usb hard drive witch plugs into the WDTV live already. It is 300 gigs. the thumb drive is 64 gigs. As bonus I got a 1gig drive I don't use for anyhting as of yet.

So I ended up never be able use the portable drive. So It sat. One day I plugged it in to look at it and ended up using it for windows to use as a readyboost drive.
Here are questions.

Does ready boost work? Does it help for anything?
I made a parttion using bufflo software with my normal labtop hard drive. I made a ramdisk. 1 gig out of my 6gigs of ram is dedicated drive . The software didn't do anything with that space so I run my chrome browser off of it. I dunno why I just have lots spare time and like to use things.

Am I wasting my time? Is ramdisk pointless.? I mean bufflo assumed I would use it on the 300gig drive but I don't see the point. Its only usefull if you use it on your ram right? even then I can't think of anything good to use it for. I was wondering would another readyboost speed things up? Or what can I do at this point.

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A:What can I do here. Ram drive, Large USB 3 Hard drive, need help help!

Well xxsicknessxx I don't think I can help you but this will help other help you.

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Hi all - I have this strange problem that I can't seem to trace the root cause of; I have a number of 4.4Gb MKV files which I drag & drop from my Vista PC to a portable USB2.0 hard drive.

The copy appears to go ok i.e. takes a few minutes and then when I try to playback the file on the same or other PC with the USB2.0 drive connected, the file is corrupted (display goes blocky within a minute and various playback programs will stop playing the file).

Both source and destination drives are NTFS and have been working correctly until sometime in July. I have tried changing the USB2.0 drive policy to disable write caching, reformatting the USB2.0 drive in Vista (it was originally formatted on XP) and have run various diagnostics and can't see any errors on either the RAID5 volume (where playback is fine) or on the external disc drive.

I have no error messages or warnings that are untoward in the event logs and no error messages are displayed.

I have Vista SP1 and all current security updates and patches installed. My motherboard drivers are upto date. The system is a Foxconn G965 board with Core2 Duo E6400 and 2Gb RAM, Intel RAID and a Marvell Yukon NIC. No overclocking has been done. I have avast4 installed for anti-virus. Windows firewall and UAC are enabled. Power Options are set to high performance. I have no other problems to report.

I have tried a copy from the RAID5 volume to the external drive with avast disabled - I get the same corrupt playback. I wil... Read more

A:Large files are corrupted when copied to USB hard drive from RAID5 volume

Have you tried a different USB device?

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i have a R50e thinkpad and i recently bought an external 500Gb hard drive

there isn't a problem with transferring small files up to 5 Gb, but i encounter a problem with files close to that size or above it:

it says that there isn't enough space in the terget drive, when there is clearly enough...

i have about 380 Gb of free space in that drive

is it a problem in my usb or in the drive?

A:transfering large files to external hard drive doesnt work????

What's the file system of the external drive? Click on it in (My) Computer, and check there. If it's FAT32, that's a natural thing to happen. Either try to format it NTFS (will propably slow it down, if even possible), or use an archiver, WinRAR for example, to split your large files into 2-3 GB part archives.

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I have a 15GB USB flash drive.
It works fine, however, the USB drive is empty but when i try to send a 12GB video file to 15GB drive, i get a file too large type of message.

This has happen 2 or 3 times in the past, ie a large file that should fit is rejected. Smaller files of GB size are no problems.

I triple check to make sure the USB is empty.

A:How come a 12GB video file is 'too large' for a 15GB usb flash drive

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I have a HP HPE-510t. It is running windows 10, clean install. I have a 240GB SSD, a 1TB SATA drive, and a 3TB SATA drive. All are NTFS formatted. If I transfer a 1GB file to the 3TB drive it makes it to 50% lightning quick and then slows down so slow it looks like it has stopped. Other two drives work fine. Files 560MB and smaller transfer fine. I don't know where the exact breaking point is between 560 and 1GB. Transfers to that drive do the same thing whether it's from those drives, a USB drive, or the network. Can this motherboard just not handle a larger than 2TB drive? I tried to find a BIOS update, but there's not one. Can't find an answer, going crazy, please help!

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Lately I have been using a program called Xfire to record some gaming clips. The uncompressed files are pretty large (60gb/40 mins of gameplay). After I delete a file, there seems to be less space on my hard drive. For instance, yesterday I recorded and then deleted a clip, and I noticed I had 1gb less space on hard drive afterwards. I emptied the recycle bin, used the disk cleanup utility and did a defrag, but the 1gb was still missing.

Can anyone help me find the root of this problem?

Much appreciated,


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I have a TOSHIBA Satellite L305-S5933. It has a 250gb of hard space. About 225gb after formatting. Its about two years old.

I had only 4.37gb of free space so I decided to free up some space. I deleted more than 50gb of movies from the drive and it still shows the same 4.37gb of free space. How can I fix this?

A:Solved: Large deletions aren't showing up as free hard drive space on Toshiba Laptop

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I will shortly need to move a large number (20,000) very large (20-30Mb) image files and associated tiny xmp sidecar files from one hard drive to another.

MS file explorer will make a meal of this so any suggestions for alternatives please? I have several folders each containing many thousands of files as above so moving a folder en-bloc is an option rather than file by file?

A:moving large number of large files to new drive

Simply drag and drop the folder(s).

Might want to do a copy first, verify that everything did indeed get copied, and then delete the originals.

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does anyone know how to overcome the moving of a large file ? i have an 8gb file located in mydocs which i wish to move to an external drive.

i recieve the message to large to move..... why is this? I would appreciate if anyone might have the answer as to how i could get this to work out.



A:Moving a large .avi file - "file too large" message

Originally Posted by jase bates


does anyone know how to overcome the moving of a large file ? i have an 8gb file located in mydocs which i wish to move to an external drive.

i recieve the message to large to move..... why is this? I would appreciate if anyone might have the answer as to how i could get this to work out.



Check whether the external drive is formatted NTFS or FAT32. If the drive is FAT32, then the maximum allowed size for files is 4GB. You'll either need to convert the drive to NTFS, or split the AVI file into smaller chunks that fit within the FAT32 4GB boundary.

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Dear Experts,

I am new to forums...I run a XP SP2 and having prooblems with excessive harddisk activity and the svchost.exe NETWORK SERVICE is consuming 98% of the CPU resources.

Usually I kill the process and continue working but need a more permanent solution.

I have done all the 5 steps as asked, am copying the HJT log below. Any help would be highly apprecited.

Thanks in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:51:02, on 13/05/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoRpc.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoRT.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoTask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
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A:Excessive Hard Disk Activity; svchost.exe NETWORK SERVICE consuming 98% CPU

Welcome to TSF

Download and install CleanUp!. Do NOT run it yet.

Open Cleanup! by double-clicking the icon on your desktop (or from the Start > All Programs menu). Set the program up as follows:Click "Options..."
Move the arrow down to "Custom CleanUp!"
Put a check next to the following:Empty Recycle Bins
Delete Cookies
Delete Prefetch files
Cleanup! All Users
Click on the ?Temporary Files? and uncheck the box for ?Scan drives for file matching? if it?s checked.

Click OK
Press the CleanUp! button to start the program. Reboot/logoff when prompted.

WARNING - CleanUp! will delete all files and folders contained within Temporary Directories. If you knowingly have items you would like to keep that are stored in these locations; Move Them Now!!!

Establish an internet connection & perform an online scan with Internet Explorer at Kaspersky Online Scanner

Answer Yes, when prompted to install an ActiveX component. The program will then begin downloading the latest definition files.
Once the files have been downloaded click on NEXT
Locate the Scan Settings button & configure to: Scan using the following Anti-Virus database:Extended

Scan Options:Scan Archives
Scan Mail Bases
Click OK & have it scan My Computer
Once the scan is complete, it will display if your system has been infected. It does not provide an option to clean/disinfect. We only require a report from it.
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Boot sector of hard drive went bad. Putting new drive in. Does anyone know how one can use the old drive as a "slave" drive in an attempt to recover files from the bad drive? Does anyone make a HD cable or adapter for laptop computer hard drive?

A:Compaq N600C laptop hard drive file cale for file recovery

Hi Al

If the laptop uses a standard IDE laptop connector you can buy an adaptor like this to hook the laptop hard drive up to a standard PC IDE port.


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Hello and this is my First Post

Can you help me with an annoying dialog that pops up when running shortcuts please?

I have (portable) applications located on E:

I can run those applications directly from E: without a problem - i.e. I don't get any warnings.

However if I create a shortcut to one of these applications and place the shortcut on the desktop ( on C: ), then running the shortcut causes an open file security warning (see attachment). The warning dialog claims it can't determine who created the file, because it comes from "a location outside your local network". Which is really strange because it is a locally installed hard drive.

The only explanation I have is I've used E: with a previous windows 7 installation on the same hardware, then I reformatted & reinstalled my Windows 7 partition, but kept E: untouched.

Couple of things I've tried are:
1) there is no "Unblock" button on the shortcut's properties dialog
2) Group policy editor changed to not preserve zone information
3) I couldn't find an exact match for this particular open file security warning when searching here and other forums

A:Open File Security Warning when file is on different local hard drive

Similar warning under Win 8, for *.lnk (shortcuts), even though they are under Favorites.

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I have a WD 120gb pocket harddrive that I ran the defragging program through. I found it shut down midway through defragging process. Now when IO try to open it, aUTORUN.N fiel appears. I have tried disk manager, the trouble shooter,to no avail. There is stuff on the trouble shooter that I don't understand,so the answer may be there.

I ran a crapcleaner brand file cleaner thru it the day before. Did I remove something with the cleaner that I needed to open this file?

Thanks for any input,for I have original content on that disk I really don't want to lose. Chip

A:aUTORUN.N file. This file will not let me open my external hard drive

Welcome to TSF....

What is the make and model of the pocket drive?

What defrag program did you use on this pocket drive?

When it stopped defraging in the middle of the job where there any error messages/

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