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    disappearing files

    jus installed xp on a clean hdd, now ive got my old hdd connected but some of my divxs are now messed up

    the files are there, but apparently are 0bytes big
    its only a few of them, others are fine

    any ideas

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    Scandisk and Antivirus? Is it since you plugged it in to your new system? Did you o/c before? When was the last time you verified the files?

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    Originally posted by Austin
    Scandisk and Antivirus? Is it since you plugged it in to your new system? Did you o/c before? When was the last time you verified the files?
    How do you verify files ? Do you just mean checked they will open ok ?
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    Yep, checked their file size was reported correctly and that they played (which is most important). If you run Scandisk on the drive in question it should sort out any corruption caused. Do you run Scandisk or Defrag often? Have you kept the Win Update (Critical) up to date and regularly ran and updated Antivirus sw? Here's some free AV ...

    http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_index.php

    http://www.avast.com/

    http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

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