Hard Drive Headaches (offloading to external)


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Dear Windows 7 community, :confused:

I have searched for weeks, and read at least a half dozen threads on the common problem of the system hanging when offloading large files to an external hard drive.

I have tried all the common recommendations (taking ownership / 'everyone' permissions / safe mode etc etc) and still have made absolutely no progress.

I have a terabyte hard drive that is sitting idle, and a laptop (win7 64bit) that is stuffed to the brim.

I swear on my life I have read and read and read, and that this post is not just laziness.

Could it be the drive? Should I reformat it? (doing video, so fat32 isn't an option)..

Is it 100% the permissions, and I'm just screwing it up?

Could it be my OS needing to be fixed / re-installed?

Should I just go back to my old faithful, XP?

Any insight / direction / laymen's advice from someone who has got past this problem, will be forever appreciated.



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