Hi, i am with bad luck with drives lately...
I have an old but with very few usage 500GB SEAGATE Free Agent External Hard Drive, and in less than a minute from connecting it to my Windows XP Pro x32 computer it starts showing the following WARNING on EVENT VIEWER:
Event ID: 51
And inside Event properties it says " An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation. "
In computer management this drive is shown as DISK 1, online, k: (assigned letter), NTFS, and as HEALTHY....
I am using the drives original Power connector and USB cable.
I remember that i have seen this same WARNING Message some months the last time i connected this drive (more than a month ago) and also a few times before that, but i didnt give many importance to it....
So my questions are:
Is this a sign that the Drive is failing? or is it something else?
I want to inmediately make a Manual Backup of this drive into another external HDD that i have. Will it be safe for me to do this right now, or should i run some tests first?
If the drive is not failing, How can i fix this issue?
Thanks in advance.
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