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USB HDD file swap Stream loss error, solved.

Discussion in 'Computer Peripherals & Consumables' started by dekoded, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. dekoded

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    Oct 30, 2004
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    Hi all, thought I would share this with you all.

    I just bought a WD external usb HDD (120gb-£80) to store movies and other files and as a secondary drive for my laptop.

    Installation was fine, plugged it in and it set itself up (winxp pro), but then I tried copying a video file approx 8gb from my pc's internal HDD and I got an error message saying 'confirm stream loss' and that there was a problem with associated files, I tried continuing and then I got another error message telling me that there wasn't enough space!! :confused:

    Obviously there was, and so I was a bit confused, I tried renaming and re-associating the file with another program but it still wouldn't copy, although I COULD copy the file to my other internal HDD!

    After a bit of googling I discovered that it was because my new external drive was formatted as FAT32 not NTFS.
    I then reformatted to NTFS and now the file copies OK.

    Sorted :thumbsup:

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