Originally Posted by Russel
The drive may be worn out, but maybe not. I would try backing up all the data on the drive. Then, with the drive at working temp., repartition and reformat the drive. Then test it.
I have run across a couple drives that just kept coming up with errors that a repartition and reformat fixed. It may not work, but I think it is worth a try.
I should first ask if I should let the "check disk" utility continue to run or interrupt it. I'd like to recover yesterday's work.
And hold on, the drive is 1 month old. When booting XP did a check and found no bad sectors. I agree that a reformat might cure it. It's under warranty, so I might pursue that replacement before reformatting. It was destined to go into a RAID NAS once faster HDD's are available for my desktop (WD2001FASS).