Crazy stuff (Seagate 500GB SATA II HDD)

[qanda]This thread is about the Seagate 500GB SATA II HDD. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Can anyone help XP shows that device is working properly and is recognized as a drive under my computer but when you try to put ANY kind of data on the drive it says (cannot copy or move to unspecified path) what is the fix??

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Is this a new hard disk (never used before) or one that was working before and now suddenly no longer allows new files to be written to it?

Before you can use a new internal hard disk for the first time, it needs to be partitioned and formatted. In Windows XP, you can set up a partition by going into start, right-click on “My Computer”, select “Manage”, go into Disk Management on the window that appears. THe new hard disk will appear in the above right. Right-click on this and select “Create partition” and follow the steps to how you want it set up.

If it’s an existing hard disk, try running chkdsk on the drive.