My Book 2TB issue

I drag back up files from the My Book HD to the trash, but I can’t delete them. When I try to open the files on the disk it is very slow now .

I tried also to open the HD via Windows XP and run the test drive. It starts to test, but after 8 hours still not finish.

I never had problems with this and it happens after I drag the Time machine files to the trash.

The disk is 2TB and it shows now 197GB of free space now.

How can I solve this problem or is the disk damaged?


It is possible you may need to completely reformat and erase the hard drive to clean it. The next step would be to test the clean hard drive for errors, and replacing if it fails the test or if it still behaves the same way after erasing.