I have a hard drive which functions well and has a Drive Health TEC well into next year. It is used only for data; the OS is on another drive.
When backing-up from this drive to another drive on the network, the backup ceases when a particular file is being accessed. The drive light stays on and the hangs up at that point. If I try to access that file any other way, for example to copy it, the same thing happens.
Scandisk without a surface check gives the drive a clean bill off health, but if I specify a surface scan, the computer again locks up during the suface test phase.
Is there an option apart from reformatting the drive?
(Running XP sp2 fully updated)