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cant delete files from maxtor external drive

mulmike

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first post for me here , need help solving a problem . just recently upgraded my system , dell precision 690 work station 64 bit . was working on xp 64 pro now on vista ultimate . works great with a coupl of quirkes , one which is very annoying , i have a maxtor external hard drive 1TB which i cant seem to delete files from , keep getting the error message 0x80070571 disk structure is corrupted and unreadable . dosnt seem to be as i can copy files to computer HD and edit to my hearts content . i would like to be able to delte many unwanted files from the maxtor and think this is a permissions problem . working thru my computor and going into the maxtor HD properties i seem to have all the permissions i need but when i then go into the maxtor HD and highlight a folder and check out the security permissions in properties the options are grayed out and unchangable .
thanking you in anticipation of a positive response
mulmike
 

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Welcome to Vista Forums!

I think it's not a permission problem, the error talks about corruption.
I suggest you to backup the data on your esternal hard drive and format it in "Disc management".

CyberZeus
 

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sassofalco

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#3
first post for me here , need help solving a problem . just recently upgraded my system , dell precision 690 work station 64 bit . was working on xp 64 pro now on vista ultimate . works great with a coupl of quirkes , one which is very annoying , i have a maxtor external hard drive 1TB which i cant seem to delete files from , keep getting the error message 0x80070571 disk structure is corrupted and unreadable . dosnt seem to be as i can copy files to computer HD and edit to my hearts content . i would like to be able to delte many unwanted files from the maxtor and think this is a permissions problem . working thru my computor and going into the maxtor HD properties i seem to have all the permissions i need but when i then go into the maxtor HD and highlight a folder and check out the security permissions in properties the options are grayed out and unchangable .
thanking you in anticipation of a positive response
mulmike
Welcome to Vista Forums!

I think it's not a permission problem, the error talks about corruption.
I suggest you to backup the data on your esternal hard drive and format it in "Disc management".

CyberZeus
G'Day mulmike and bon giorno CyberZeus,

The problem of Error message 0x80070571 first appeared when I tried to do a scheduled back-up to the Maxtor HD, and showed like this;
Maxtor Backup Failure.JPG
I then tried delete a Folder from the M:\ drive, and got the following Error message;
Maxtor Delete Error Snip.JPG
With that, I thought that I would try and work within the M:\ drive by creating a new Folder, then merging all the unwanted Files and Folders into it, and then deleting that. No go. In trying to create a new Folder, up came;
Maxtor New Folder Error.JPG

I've just spent days trying to find a fix for this error......without success. Today, I resolved the issue by downloading all the Folders and Files that I wanted to keep to other Drives, [Hard Drives and Flash Drives], and to be certain, then Formatted the Maxtor HD [M; \ drive], including all retained Backup Files, TWICE!!

A new system backup went through like a breeze.......but my fingers are still crossed!!
 

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Hope it'll work!
 

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    1 x Seagate 120GB SATA (OS installation)
    1 x Seagate 200GB SATA
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sassofalco

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#5
......that's why the crossed fingers, and lighted joss-sticks. I ran chkdsk on the Drive, but it came up with nothing. From what I've read, there seems to be some issue with Windows Registry/Maxtor HD, but nobody seems to have found the bug.
 

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    Acer Aspire Notebook 5633WLMi.[5630 Series]
    CPU
    Intel Centrino Duo Processor - Intel Core 2 CPU.
    Memory
    4GB DDR2 [3.07GB maximum real available]
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce Go 7300, 128MB
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio, Ver. 6.0.1.5717, 2.08MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer Aspire Notebook - 15.4"; Acer LCD Monitor X223Wsd - 22".
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800x60Hertz [max.]
    Hard Drives
    Notebook - Samsung HM320JI 320GB HD installed 07 August 2009.
    External HDs [4];Maxtor One Touch4 - 500GB External HD [Drive M:\].Western Digital WDXMS1200TA - 120GB External HD [Drive G:\ - Windows Defender Backup Files only]. Two x LaCie 320GB Mobi
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    Logitech Wireless V320 for Notebooks - Model M/N: M-RCD125
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    Down 20000kb/sec / Up 1000kb/sec [Bigpond-Aus]
    Other Info
    Brother MFC-465CN; PC to Fax/Scan/Copy/Photo MFC. Epson Perfection V300 Photo Scanner. Siemens Speedstream 6520 Router. Wacom 'Bamboo Fun' CTE-650 PC Tablet, Stylus and Mouse. UAC - On;Activated. Browsers; [1] FireFox v3.6[2] IE8. Honorary R.S.M. to the 4th [Assault Pioneer] Troop Pune Sepoys , and 3rd Troop Jodhpur Bengali Lancers.

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