I’ve got a notebook computer with 2 drives in it. The first bootable drive is an SSD Drive and the 2nd data drive is a regular hard drive. When I create new files and try to manually copy using Windows Copy & Paste function in Windows File Manager to a 3rd drive that’s an external network backup drive. I’m getting error messages on some of the files I’m trying to copy over saying, “Can’t read from source file or disk”.
I have Windows 8 Professional. I tried running error checking, but it tells me there is no errors. I read online that there should be 2 options under error checking called, “Scan Drive” and, “Scan & Repair Drive”, but only Scan Drive comes up and that says there is no errors after only running for a few seconds. Why isn’t the option for Scan & Repair Drive coming up? Does WD have software I can install to check the hard drive? I can’t find anything on there website.
I checked my Windows System Logs and there is a bunch of warnings that say, “The IO operation at logic block address xxxxxxxxx for Disk 1 was retired.” Disk 1 is my regular hard drive.
I’m also trying to use Cobian Backup to backup my whole hard drive to another folder on the same network backup drive and that’s giving me error messages too, but only on the large files I’m trying to copy, “ERR Couldn’t copy the file “xxxxxxxx” Data error (cyclic redundancy check).”
So, I don’t know what to do at this point. Is my hard drive going bad & I need to replace it? I want to do a surface scan to check for bad sectors but Windows 8 isn’t giving me the option to do that. Am I just getting bad sectors on these files I’m creating and that’s why I can’t copy them and I just need to delete them and re-create new files?
Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!