posted on Jan, 23 2007 @ 05:41 AM
I have now run check disk and have it appears to have been relatively successful, as files that had disappeared have now reappeared.
I would have used check disk originally had I known it was no longer called scan disk, which is what I was looking for.
Check disk, never actually showed any results after the process, but upon examining the drive it I saw that it had actually done soemthing.
I've managed to restore around 99% of my music and pictures. Which is far better than before.
It seems that the problem could be something to do with the drive size and XP's capability to deal with these large external drives, or Maxtor
specifically going by the link you provided.
One thing is for sure, Maxtor have lost my custom.
The problem seems to affect the hidden "album art" files, predominantely.
I still have directories that can't be wiped due to there still being album art in them that cannot be deleted.
Thanks once again for the successful advice and any additional assistance is appreciated.
[edit on 23-1-2007 by Cocker]