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Nashtacular
2006-06-22, 02:55 PM
So I finally finished downloading this 4.25 gb ISO file after 3 days. My DVD burner does not work but my girlfriend's laptop does. So I try to cut and paste the ISO file to my external hard drive and get the Disk Cleanup message that says my external is full. I check the external hard drive and it says it has 9.88 gb free. I keep trying to copy/paste the ISO file but it won't copy on to the hard drive. Is this a software issue or is my hard drive possibly going out?

TheMamba
2006-06-22, 03:06 PM
Your external may have 9.88 GB free, but not in one continuous block. Try defragging it to see if that solves the problem.

Nashtacular
2006-06-22, 03:08 PM
Thanks, I'll get back after I check if that is the problem.

Nashtacular
2006-06-22, 05:07 PM
Defragmented the external hard drive and tried copying again. Same problem occurs. Damnit.

hanshak2015
2006-06-22, 06:15 PM
You could try a prog called WinSplit, split the ISO-file into say 5 little pieces smaller then 1GB, then try to copy it piece by piece, then join the pieces back together. Just a thought.

Nashtacular
2006-06-22, 06:36 PM
You could try a prog called WinSplit, split the ISO-file into say 5 little pieces smaller then 1GB, then try to copy it piece by piece, then join the pieces back together. Just a thought.

Yeah, right now I'm splitting it into several files with WinRar

diggrd
2006-06-22, 09:19 PM
Could be the drive was formated FAT or FAT32 which have a 2 or 4GB file size limit. NTFS has a 16,000,000TB limit


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_file_systems

Nashtacular
2006-06-23, 08:58 AM
Aha! It is FAT32. Thanks for the help, got it split into files and everything works fine.:)