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Problem transferring files within a network

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I have been trying to transfer a file form one directory to another. The source directory is on a Windows computer and the destination is to a portable USB hard drive attached to a Debian Linux box.
The command prompt at the Windows end is:
 C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\Reference\Downloads>xcopy *.divx u:
While the transfer process is going on I ran the DIR prompt at the destination end and the result finally showed the file had completed it transfer... showing the appropriate size:
08/07/2008  02:55 PM    <DIR>          .
08/07/2008  01:44 PM    <DIR>          ..
08/07/2008  02:58 PM       893,059,072 movie.divx
               1 File(s)    1,893,059,072 bytes
               2 Dir(s)  73,117,859,840 bytes free
Then at the Windows command prompt the following error showed:
File creation error - The specified network name is no longer available.

This process was tried in a number of different ways and at the moment the file had completed the transfer process the error occurred and the file at the destination location was deleted. I have done this process with various files and using various methods. With small files under 500K there is no issues but over that the results are consistent.

I am not sure where to look and what issues may be causing this problem. Is it the portable hard drive, mixing Windows and Linux.
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