Trying to copy files to WD My Book 500gb: 0x8007045d I/O Error

1. ## Re: Trying to copy files to WD My Book 500gb: 0x8007045d I/O Error

Michael,

As I wrote on my first post, neither did I.

Regards,

SÃ¸ren

"Michael" wrote:

> Soren
>
> For what its worth,
> For my 150GB external usb drive,
> the check box for 'automatic restore points' is not set
> (system properties / system protection)
>
> Michael
>
>
> "SÃ¸ren Andersen" <SrenAndersen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:24600B6C-3704-418C-AC7C-904B40FCF96E@microsoft.com...
> > Hello Michael,
> >
> > Tank you for your ideas!
> > Don't worry about the name - blame my parent for choosing a crazy Danish
> > name. :-)
> >
> > I've finally - I think - managed to get everything working. Why, I have no
> > idea.
> > Because there had been so much talk about the System Restore partitions, I
> > decided to give that approach another go. But this time, after I created
> > restore-points on all my harddrives, I didn't remove them again.
> >
> > And now it seems to work.
> >
> > Again - I have no idea why. I'll be testing the drive again tomorrow, and
> > if
> > I hit any problems, I'll be coming back here for help again. Now you're
> > warned. :-)
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > SÃ¸ren
> >
> > "Michael" wrote:
> >
> >> Soren, (sorry, don't know how to get my machine to do your name
> >> correctly).
> >>
> >> Have you turned off ReadyBoast (should not have been turned on but never
> >> know)
> >> Have you turned off write caching (optimize for quick removal in policies
> >> of
> >> the drives properties).
> >> Have you done a full test/repair of the hard disk (properties tools
> >> errorchecking).
> >> Security settings check, owner should be SYSTEM. SYSTEM and
> >> should have full control.
> >>
> >> There are reported problems resulting in this error due to SATA BIOS that
> >> need to be updated, suppose that your BIOS could have some similar
> >> problem
> >> in its USB operations (I don't recall you saying the drive is connected
> >> via
> >> USB, my assumption).
> >> USB drivers (not BIOS stuff) may also need to be updated from your
> >> manufacturer.
> >>
> >> I believe that formating leaves the partion table stuff alone, you might
> >> consider deleting the partion, repartioning and then formating.
> >>
> >> All long shots - but you don't seem to be getting anywhere anyway so I
> >> drop
> >> in my 2 cents.
> >>
> >> Michael
> >>
> >> "SÃ¸ren Andersen" <SrenAndersen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> >> message
> >> news:82514030-05D1-4275-9059-BB305C985BBF@microsoft.com...
> >> >I formatted my harddrive (not quick-format - a real one) and it didn't
> >> >help.
> >> > In fact, the error comes at almost exactly the same time as before...
> >> >
> >> > Regards,
> >> >
> >> > SÃ¸ren G. Andersen
> >> >
> >> > "freddy" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Soren,
> >> >>
> >> >> Try reformatting My Book to NTFS using Disk Management in Vista. Post
> >> >> back
> >> >> on results.
> >> >> --
> >> >> freddy
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> "SÃ¸ren Andersen" wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> > Freddy,
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Unfortunately, it seemed not to work. Thought I managed to copy 1
> >> >> > 700mb
> >> >> > file
> >> >> > to the drive after using the update, further copying after that was
> >> >> > unsuccessful. (Trying from 3 different harddrives, one of them
> >> >> > external, to
> >> >> > make sure it wasn't from my source-drives I had the problem)
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Is it possible each file corrupts something?
> >> >> > It seems strange, at any rate...
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Anyway, thanks for the tip - unfortunately, no dice.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Regards,
> >> >> >
> >> >> > SÃ¸ren
> >> >> > "freddy" wrote:
> >> >> >
> >> >> > > Soren,
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > The following update MAY help:
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > Post back on results.
> >> >> > > --
> >> >> > > freddy
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > "SÃ¸ren Andersen" wrote:
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > > After first converting my My Book from FAT32 to NTFS, I started
> >> >> > > > copying files
> >> >> > > > to it, which was fine for about 120gb.
> >> >> > > >
> >> >> > > > Then, suddenly, I get these I/O errors.
> >> >> > > >
> >> >> > > > I've tried EVERYTHING. I didn't have System Restore on, so I
> >> >> > > > couldn't remove
> >> >> > > > it, and put it on again. But, just to be safe, I turned it on,
> >> >> > > > made
> >> >> > > > a
> >> >> > > > restorepoint, and turned it off again...
> >> >> > > >
> >> >> > > > I've tried deleting INFCACHE.1 in windows\inf.
> >> >> > > >
> >> >> > > > Nothing worked.
> >> >> > > >
> >> >> > > > Then I hooked it up to my Windows XP machine, and it works
> >> >> > > > great.
> >> >> > > >
> >> >> > > > So, now I have an external harddrive - which, on the box, says
> >> >> > > > "Works with
> >> >> > > > Windows Vista" - that works on Windows XP, but not Vista...
> >> >> > > >
> >> >> > > > Seriously.
> >> >> > > >
> >> >> > > > Someone - please, help me!
> >> >> > > >
> >> >> > > > Regards,
> >> >> > > >
> >> >> > > > SÃ¸ren
> >>
> >>

>
>

My System Specs

2. ## RE: Trying to copy files to WD My Book 500gb: 0x8007045d I/O Error

Freddy,

I don't know if it worked better as FAT32 - I converted it as soon as I got
it.
Also, who uses FAT32 now a days?!? Nah, if it doesn't work with NTFS, then I
want my money back.

Also, the problem is back now, and I can't seem to get past it, even with
the trick I used last time. I'm seriously considering just getting my money
back, becuase this is insane. It's a bleeding USB harddrive - it should just
bloody work.

Regards,

SÃ¸ren

"freddy" wrote:

> Soren,
>
> OK, bummer. Did the My Book work properly when it was formatted FAT 32? If
> it did, go back to FAT 32.
> --
> freddy
>
>
> "SÃ¸ren Andersen" wrote:
>
> > I formatted my harddrive (not quick-format - a real one) and it didn't help.
> > In fact, the error comes at almost exactly the same time as before...
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > SÃ¸ren G. Andersen
> >
> > "freddy" wrote:
> >
> > > Soren,
> > >
> > > Try reformatting My Book to NTFS using Disk Management in Vista. Post back
> > > on results.
> > > --
> > > freddy
> > >
> > >
> > > "SÃ¸ren Andersen" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Freddy,
> > > >
> > > > Unfortunately, it seemed not to work. Thought I managed to copy 1 700mb file
> > > > to the drive after using the update, further copying after that was
> > > > unsuccessful. (Trying from 3 different harddrives, one of them external, to
> > > > make sure it wasn't from my source-drives I had the problem)
> > > >
> > > > Is it possible each file corrupts something?
> > > > It seems strange, at any rate...
> > > >
> > > > Anyway, thanks for the tip - unfortunately, no dice.
> > > >
> > > > Regards,
> > > >
> > > > SÃ¸ren
> > > > "freddy" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Soren,
> > > > >
> > > > > The following update MAY help:
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Post back on results.
> > > > > --
> > > > > freddy
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "SÃ¸ren Andersen" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > After first converting my My Book from FAT32 to NTFS, I started copying files
> > > > > > to it, which was fine for about 120gb.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Then, suddenly, I get these I/O errors.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I've tried EVERYTHING. I didn't have System Restore on, so I couldn't remove
> > > > > > it, and put it on again. But, just to be safe, I turned it on, made a
> > > > > > restorepoint, and turned it off again...
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I've tried deleting INFCACHE.1 in windows\inf.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Nothing worked.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Then I hooked it up to my Windows XP machine, and it works great.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > So, now I have an external harddrive - which, on the box, says "Works with
> > > > > > Windows Vista" - that works on Windows XP, but not Vista...
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Seriously.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Someone - please, help me!
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Regards,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > SÃ¸ren

My System Specs

3. ## RE: Trying to copy files to WD My Book 500gb: 0x8007045d I/O Error

Soren,

Yes, I agree with you. It should work. It's hard to know whether it's a
Vista or a hard drive problem. If it works in WinXP, then that fact make one
believer the problem is with Vista. I'm at a loss to know what the problem
is.
--
freddy

"SÃ¸ren Andersen" wrote:

> Freddy,
>
> I don't know if it worked better as FAT32 - I converted it as soon as I got
> it.
> Also, who uses FAT32 now a days?!? Nah, if it doesn't work with NTFS, then I
> want my money back.
>
> Also, the problem is back now, and I can't seem to get past it, even with
> the trick I used last time. I'm seriously considering just getting my money
> back, becuase this is insane. It's a bleeding USB harddrive - it should just
> bloody work.
>
> Regards,
>
> SÃ¸ren
>
> "freddy" wrote:
>
> > Soren,
> >
> > OK, bummer. Did the My Book work properly when it was formatted FAT 32? If
> > it did, go back to FAT 32.
> > --
> > freddy
> >
> >
> > "SÃ¸ren Andersen" wrote:
> >
> > > I formatted my harddrive (not quick-format - a real one) and it didn't help.
> > > In fact, the error comes at almost exactly the same time as before...
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > SÃ¸ren G. Andersen
> > >
> > > "freddy" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Soren,
> > > >
> > > > Try reformatting My Book to NTFS using Disk Management in Vista. Post back
> > > > on results.
> > > > --
> > > > freddy
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "SÃ¸ren Andersen" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Freddy,
> > > > >
> > > > > Unfortunately, it seemed not to work. Thought I managed to copy 1 700mb file
> > > > > to the drive after using the update, further copying after that was
> > > > > unsuccessful. (Trying from 3 different harddrives, one of them external, to
> > > > > make sure it wasn't from my source-drives I had the problem)
> > > > >
> > > > > Is it possible each file corrupts something?
> > > > > It seems strange, at any rate...
> > > > >
> > > > > Anyway, thanks for the tip - unfortunately, no dice.
> > > > >
> > > > > Regards,
> > > > >
> > > > > SÃ¸ren
> > > > > "freddy" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Soren,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > The following update MAY help:
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Post back on results.
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > freddy
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "SÃ¸ren Andersen" wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > After first converting my My Book from FAT32 to NTFS, I started copying files
> > > > > > > to it, which was fine for about 120gb.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Then, suddenly, I get these I/O errors.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I've tried EVERYTHING. I didn't have System Restore on, so I couldn't remove
> > > > > > > it, and put it on again. But, just to be safe, I turned it on, made a
> > > > > > > restorepoint, and turned it off again...
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I've tried deleting INFCACHE.1 in windows\inf.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Nothing worked.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Then I hooked it up to my Windows XP machine, and it works great.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > So, now I have an external harddrive - which, on the box, says "Works with
> > > > > > > Windows Vista" - that works on Windows XP, but not Vista...
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Seriously.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Someone - please, help me!
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Regards,
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > SÃ¸ren

My System Specs

4. ## RE: Trying to copy files to WD My Book 500gb: 0x8007045d I/O Error

Freddy,

I'm at a loss as well. I'd contact microsoft directly, except I don't want
to spend the 80\$ support-fee. (It's an estimate on the dollar-amount - I'm
Danish, so the fee is in DKK)
Also, my version was free as I'm a computer science student, so I doubt I
can threaten that I want my money back. :-)

Regards,

SÃ¸ren

"freddy" wrote:

> Soren,
>
> Yes, I agree with you. It should work. It's hard to know whether it's a
> Vista or a hard drive problem. If it works in WinXP, then that fact make one
> believer the problem is with Vista. I'm at a loss to know what the problem
> is.
> --
> freddy
>
>
> "SÃ¸ren Andersen" wrote:
>
> > Freddy,
> >
> > I don't know if it worked better as FAT32 - I converted it as soon as I got
> > it.
> > Also, who uses FAT32 now a days?!? Nah, if it doesn't work with NTFS, then I
> > want my money back.
> >
> > Also, the problem is back now, and I can't seem to get past it, even with
> > the trick I used last time. I'm seriously considering just getting my money
> > back, becuase this is insane. It's a bleeding USB harddrive - it should just
> > bloody work.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > SÃ¸ren
> >
> > "freddy" wrote:
> >
> > > Soren,
> > >
> > > OK, bummer. Did the My Book work properly when it was formatted FAT 32? If
> > > it did, go back to FAT 32.
> > > --
> > > freddy
> > >
> > >
> > > "SÃ¸ren Andersen" wrote:
> > >
> > > > I formatted my harddrive (not quick-format - a real one) and it didn't help.
> > > > In fact, the error comes at almost exactly the same time as before...
> > > >
> > > > Regards,
> > > >
> > > > SÃ¸ren G. Andersen
> > > >
> > > > "freddy" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Soren,
> > > > >
> > > > > Try reformatting My Book to NTFS using Disk Management in Vista. Post back
> > > > > on results.
> > > > > --
> > > > > freddy
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "SÃ¸ren Andersen" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Freddy,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Unfortunately, it seemed not to work. Thought I managed to copy 1 700mb file
> > > > > > to the drive after using the update, further copying after that was
> > > > > > unsuccessful. (Trying from 3 different harddrives, one of them external, to
> > > > > > make sure it wasn't from my source-drives I had the problem)
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Is it possible each file corrupts something?
> > > > > > It seems strange, at any rate...
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Anyway, thanks for the tip - unfortunately, no dice.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Regards,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > SÃ¸ren
> > > > > > "freddy" wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Soren,
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > The following update MAY help:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Post back on results.
> > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > freddy
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > "SÃ¸ren Andersen" wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > After first converting my My Book from FAT32 to NTFS, I started copying files
> > > > > > > > to it, which was fine for about 120gb.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Then, suddenly, I get these I/O errors.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > I've tried EVERYTHING. I didn't have System Restore on, so I couldn't remove
> > > > > > > > it, and put it on again. But, just to be safe, I turned it on, made a
> > > > > > > > restorepoint, and turned it off again...
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > I've tried deleting INFCACHE.1 in windows\inf.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Nothing worked.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Then I hooked it up to my Windows XP machine, and it works great.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > So, now I have an external harddrive - which, on the box, says "Works with
> > > > > > > > Windows Vista" - that works on Windows XP, but not Vista...
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Seriously.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Someone - please, help me!
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Regards,
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > SÃ¸ren

My System Specs

5. ## Re: Trying to copy files to WD My Book 500gb: 0x8007045d I/O Error

Soren,

Another long shot, maybe it is the drive after all. Have you tried leaving
it off for a long time (to let it cool) and then seeing if it works for a
while?
Some cases for external drives don't have very good cooling so the drive
gets pretty warm. I don't have your model of drive so cannot comment
directly.
(I went round and round with an XP system that had a marginal drive, every
once in a while it would write to the wrong place on the disk, was very
frustrating because I would make system changes and think I had it then boom
some other weird manifestation would crop up.)
A marginal drive might work in one OS and not in another because of timing,
supposedly Vista is better at queuing up disk commands to reduce the delays
in accessing the drive.

Best of luck,
Michael

"SÃ¸ren Andersen" <SrenAndersen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6D72A4E8-2402-4048-8B56-A84FA0F7BF04@microsoft.com...
> Freddy,
>
> I don't know if it worked better as FAT32 - I converted it as soon as I
> got
> it.
> Also, who uses FAT32 now a days?!? Nah, if it doesn't work with NTFS, then
> I
> want my money back.
>
> Also, the problem is back now, and I can't seem to get past it, even with
> the trick I used last time. I'm seriously considering just getting my
> money
> back, becuase this is insane. It's a bleeding USB harddrive - it should
> just
> bloody work.
>
> Regards,
>
> SÃ¸ren
>
> "freddy" wrote:
>
>> Soren,
>>
>> OK, bummer. Did the My Book work properly when it was formatted FAT 32?
>> If
>> it did, go back to FAT 32.
>> --
>> freddy
>>
>>
>> "SÃ¸ren Andersen" wrote:
>>
>> > I formatted my harddrive (not quick-format - a real one) and it didn't
>> > help.
>> > In fact, the error comes at almost exactly the same time as before...
>> >
>> > Regards,
>> >
>> > SÃ¸ren G. Andersen
>> >
>> > "freddy" wrote:
>> >
>> > > Soren,
>> > >
>> > > Try reformatting My Book to NTFS using Disk Management in Vista.
>> > > Post back
>> > > on results.
>> > > --
>> > > freddy
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > "SÃ¸ren Andersen" wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > Freddy,
>> > > >
>> > > > Unfortunately, it seemed not to work. Thought I managed to copy 1
>> > > > 700mb file
>> > > > to the drive after using the update, further copying after that was
>> > > > unsuccessful. (Trying from 3 different harddrives, one of them
>> > > > external, to
>> > > > make sure it wasn't from my source-drives I had the problem)
>> > > >
>> > > > Is it possible each file corrupts something?
>> > > > It seems strange, at any rate...
>> > > >
>> > > > Anyway, thanks for the tip - unfortunately, no dice.
>> > > >
>> > > > Regards,
>> > > >
>> > > > SÃ¸ren
>> > > > "freddy" wrote:
>> > > >
>> > > > > Soren,
>> > > > >
>> > > > > The following update MAY help:
>> > > > >
>> > > > >
>> > > > > Post back on results.
>> > > > > --
>> > > > > freddy
>> > > > >
>> > > > >
>> > > > > "SÃ¸ren Andersen" wrote:
>> > > > >
>> > > > > > After first converting my My Book from FAT32 to NTFS, I started
>> > > > > > copying files
>> > > > > > to it, which was fine for about 120gb.
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > Then, suddenly, I get these I/O errors.
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > I've tried EVERYTHING. I didn't have System Restore on, so I
>> > > > > > couldn't remove
>> > > > > > it, and put it on again. But, just to be safe, I turned it on,
>> > > > > > made a
>> > > > > > restorepoint, and turned it off again...
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > I've tried deleting INFCACHE.1 in windows\inf.
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > Nothing worked.
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > Then I hooked it up to my Windows XP machine, and it works
>> > > > > > great.
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > So, now I have an external harddrive - which, on the box, says
>> > > > > > "Works with
>> > > > > > Windows Vista" - that works on Windows XP, but not Vista...
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > Seriously.
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > Someone - please, help me!
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > Regards,
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > SÃ¸ren

My System Specs

6. ## Re: Trying to copy files to WD My Book 500gb: 0x8007045d I/O Error

Michael,

Yeah, I've tried that. Mainly just leaving it off for the night, and then
trying again in the morning. Unfortunately, that didn't help either.

I'm currently trying to update everything to see if that helps - everything
from the BIOS to the USB stack.

Regards,

SÃ¸ren
"Michael" wrote:

> Soren,
>
> Another long shot, maybe it is the drive after all. Have you tried leaving
> it off for a long time (to let it cool) and then seeing if it works for a
> while?
> Some cases for external drives don't have very good cooling so the drive
> gets pretty warm. I don't have your model of drive so cannot comment
> directly.
> (I went round and round with an XP system that had a marginal drive, every
> once in a while it would write to the wrong place on the disk, was very
> frustrating because I would make system changes and think I had it then boom
> some other weird manifestation would crop up.)
> A marginal drive might work in one OS and not in another because of timing,
> supposedly Vista is better at queuing up disk commands to reduce the delays
> in accessing the drive.
>
> Best of luck,
> Michael
>
>
> "SÃ¸ren Andersen" <SrenAndersen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:6D72A4E8-2402-4048-8B56-A84FA0F7BF04@microsoft.com...
> > Freddy,
> >
> > I don't know if it worked better as FAT32 - I converted it as soon as I
> > got
> > it.
> > Also, who uses FAT32 now a days?!? Nah, if it doesn't work with NTFS, then
> > I
> > want my money back.
> >
> > Also, the problem is back now, and I can't seem to get past it, even with
> > the trick I used last time. I'm seriously considering just getting my
> > money
> > back, becuase this is insane. It's a bleeding USB harddrive - it should
> > just
> > bloody work.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > SÃ¸ren
> >
> > "freddy" wrote:
> >
> >> Soren,
> >>
> >> OK, bummer. Did the My Book work properly when it was formatted FAT 32?
> >> If
> >> it did, go back to FAT 32.
> >> --
> >> freddy
> >>
> >>
> >> "SÃ¸ren Andersen" wrote:
> >>
> >> > I formatted my harddrive (not quick-format - a real one) and it didn't
> >> > help.
> >> > In fact, the error comes at almost exactly the same time as before...
> >> >
> >> > Regards,
> >> >
> >> > SÃ¸ren G. Andersen
> >> >
> >> > "freddy" wrote:
> >> >
> >> > > Soren,
> >> > >
> >> > > Try reformatting My Book to NTFS using Disk Management in Vista.
> >> > > Post back
> >> > > on results.
> >> > > --
> >> > > freddy
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > "SÃ¸ren Andersen" wrote:
> >> > >
> >> > > > Freddy,
> >> > > >
> >> > > > Unfortunately, it seemed not to work. Thought I managed to copy 1
> >> > > > 700mb file
> >> > > > to the drive after using the update, further copying after that was
> >> > > > unsuccessful. (Trying from 3 different harddrives, one of them
> >> > > > external, to
> >> > > > make sure it wasn't from my source-drives I had the problem)
> >> > > >
> >> > > > Is it possible each file corrupts something?
> >> > > > It seems strange, at any rate...
> >> > > >
> >> > > > Anyway, thanks for the tip - unfortunately, no dice.
> >> > > >
> >> > > > Regards,
> >> > > >
> >> > > > SÃ¸ren
> >> > > > "freddy" wrote:
> >> > > >
> >> > > > > Soren,
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > The following update MAY help:
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > Post back on results.
> >> > > > > --
> >> > > > > freddy
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > "SÃ¸ren Andersen" wrote:
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > > After first converting my My Book from FAT32 to NTFS, I started
> >> > > > > > copying files
> >> > > > > > to it, which was fine for about 120gb.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > Then, suddenly, I get these I/O errors.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > I've tried EVERYTHING. I didn't have System Restore on, so I
> >> > > > > > couldn't remove
> >> > > > > > it, and put it on again. But, just to be safe, I turned it on,
> >> > > > > > made a
> >> > > > > > restorepoint, and turned it off again...
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > I've tried deleting INFCACHE.1 in windows\inf.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > Nothing worked.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > Then I hooked it up to my Windows XP machine, and it works
> >> > > > > > great.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > So, now I have an external harddrive - which, on the box, says
> >> > > > > > "Works with
> >> > > > > > Windows Vista" - that works on Windows XP, but not Vista...
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > Seriously.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > Someone - please, help me!
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > Regards,
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > SÃ¸ren

>
>

My System Specs

7. ## Re: Trying to copy files to WD My Book 500gb: 0x8007045d I/O Error

Michael,

Only indirectly.
I mean - I leave it for 8 hours while I sleep, and it still doesn't work in
the morning. :-(

Regards,

SÃ¸ren

"Michael" wrote:

> Soren,
>
> Another long shot, maybe it is the drive after all. Have you tried leaving
> it off for a long time (to let it cool) and then seeing if it works for a
> while?
> Some cases for external drives don't have very good cooling so the drive
> gets pretty warm. I don't have your model of drive so cannot comment
> directly.
> (I went round and round with an XP system that had a marginal drive, every
> once in a while it would write to the wrong place on the disk, was very
> frustrating because I would make system changes and think I had it then boom
> some other weird manifestation would crop up.)
> A marginal drive might work in one OS and not in another because of timing,
> supposedly Vista is better at queuing up disk commands to reduce the delays
> in accessing the drive.
>
> Best of luck,
> Michael
>
>
> "SÃ¸ren Andersen" <SrenAndersen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:6D72A4E8-2402-4048-8B56-A84FA0F7BF04@microsoft.com...
> > Freddy,
> >
> > I don't know if it worked better as FAT32 - I converted it as soon as I
> > got
> > it.
> > Also, who uses FAT32 now a days?!? Nah, if it doesn't work with NTFS, then
> > I
> > want my money back.
> >
> > Also, the problem is back now, and I can't seem to get past it, even with
> > the trick I used last time. I'm seriously considering just getting my
> > money
> > back, becuase this is insane. It's a bleeding USB harddrive - it should
> > just
> > bloody work.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > SÃ¸ren
> >
> > "freddy" wrote:
> >
> >> Soren,
> >>
> >> OK, bummer. Did the My Book work properly when it was formatted FAT 32?
> >> If
> >> it did, go back to FAT 32.
> >> --
> >> freddy
> >>
> >>
> >> "SÃ¸ren Andersen" wrote:
> >>
> >> > I formatted my harddrive (not quick-format - a real one) and it didn't
> >> > help.
> >> > In fact, the error comes at almost exactly the same time as before...
> >> >
> >> > Regards,
> >> >
> >> > SÃ¸ren G. Andersen
> >> >
> >> > "freddy" wrote:
> >> >
> >> > > Soren,
> >> > >
> >> > > Try reformatting My Book to NTFS using Disk Management in Vista.
> >> > > Post back
> >> > > on results.
> >> > > --
> >> > > freddy
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > "SÃ¸ren Andersen" wrote:
> >> > >
> >> > > > Freddy,
> >> > > >
> >> > > > Unfortunately, it seemed not to work. Thought I managed to copy 1
> >> > > > 700mb file
> >> > > > to the drive after using the update, further copying after that was
> >> > > > unsuccessful. (Trying from 3 different harddrives, one of them
> >> > > > external, to
> >> > > > make sure it wasn't from my source-drives I had the problem)
> >> > > >
> >> > > > Is it possible each file corrupts something?
> >> > > > It seems strange, at any rate...
> >> > > >
> >> > > > Anyway, thanks for the tip - unfortunately, no dice.
> >> > > >
> >> > > > Regards,
> >> > > >
> >> > > > SÃ¸ren
> >> > > > "freddy" wrote:
> >> > > >
> >> > > > > Soren,
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > The following update MAY help:
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > Post back on results.
> >> > > > > --
> >> > > > > freddy
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > "SÃ¸ren Andersen" wrote:
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > > After first converting my My Book from FAT32 to NTFS, I started
> >> > > > > > copying files
> >> > > > > > to it, which was fine for about 120gb.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > Then, suddenly, I get these I/O errors.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > I've tried EVERYTHING. I didn't have System Restore on, so I
> >> > > > > > couldn't remove
> >> > > > > > it, and put it on again. But, just to be safe, I turned it on,
> >> > > > > > made a
> >> > > > > > restorepoint, and turned it off again...
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > I've tried deleting INFCACHE.1 in windows\inf.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > Nothing worked.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > Then I hooked it up to my Windows XP machine, and it works
> >> > > > > > great.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > So, now I have an external harddrive - which, on the box, says
> >> > > > > > "Works with
> >> > > > > > Windows Vista" - that works on Windows XP, but not Vista...
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > Seriously.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > Someone - please, help me!
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > Regards,
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > SÃ¸ren

>
>

My System Specs

8. ## Re: Trying to copy files to WD My Book 500gb: 0x8007045d I/O Error

You guys will get a kick out of this...

I decided to try something strange. First I tried copying files to the drive
- no dice.
I then let it sit in my Desktop. Didn't move.

I shared a folder on the drive (write access) and one on one of my other
Using my Win XP laptop I then copied from the other harddrive, THROUGH my
laptop (via a wireless connection...) to the external harddrive.
And this insane approach works.
But I cannot transfer directly.

Whether this will bring us closer to a solution I do not know, but I at
least had to share my utter disbelief...

Regards,

SÃ¸ren Andersen

My System Specs

9. ## WD Essential 500 GB - Same Issue

I have a group of virtual 2007 PC's built, and I snagged three of these drives for myself and two of my co-workers.

We are all on Vista Enterprise, and all three of these drives are getting:

Error 0x8007045D: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.

I have put as much as 120 GB on a drive before hitting the error. Once I hit the error though, I find that I cannot get the file to copy over, even after restarting the system.

I have tested all three drives on four Vista boxes and two XP installs. They work fine on XP, and all have failures on Vista.

The failures are such that they are completely UNUSABLE with Vista. And yes, I have reformated two of the three drives... and I have to have NTFS since the VHD files exceed the 4GB max of FAT.

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