Windows 10: Large file transfers between drives freezes midway - Win10 x64

  1.    18 Nov 2017 #1

    Large file transfers between drives freezes midway - Win10 x64

    If a moderator prefers to move this thread to another subforum please feel free.

    The issue is with transferring large files from my main HDD to my removable HDD, the transfer STOPS and Windows freezes (usually recoverable by clicking cancel and waiting for the task to terminate).
    Sometimes files appear in the destination with no contents.

    I have found other threads on the issue dating back to Win 8 etc. This has to do with the CRC (cyclic redundancy check) error in the torrent client I believe. Many posters in the other threads have advised people it's a sign of a bad disk but many others dispute this and say it's a problem with Windows in general.

    What I've tried:

    • Force Start (when torrent has CRC error) -- allowing the client to complete the download but not to seed
    • Check Disk (no errors of course on either drive ...?) *initializing this utility through C:>Properties>Tools
    • TeraCopy (appears to work somewhat but files still give partial errors)
    • Configuring the torrent client to download directly to the removable HD (might try this again more thoroughly)

    What I haven't tried:

    • Third party check disk client
    • Initializing a check disk at boot with cmd (If this is to be tried please give me the correct procedure)
    • Transferring the files in Safe Mode (^^as above)
    • Installing the torrent client on the removable HDD (not sure if/how this will work)
    • Re-formatting everything and starting over
    • Killing it with fire

    Other comments:

    • After using "Force Start" the download completes and media files appear to be playable in VLC
    • Windows is finding no errors with the drives using the basic CheckDisk Utility
    • Appears that only files with the CRC error in uTorrent are having this issue
    • I only run my torrent client when my VPN is running (NordVPN paid subscription)
    • The removable HDD is connected via USB 3.0 on a direct line

    As I don't particularly enjoy "Remove and Delete .torrent + Data" on 20+ GB files every other day.....I would sincerely appreciate some assistance with troubleshooting. Thank you in advance.

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  2. tracit99's Avatar
    Posts : 565
    Windows 10 Pro 17763.104
       18 Nov 2017 #2

    Once you have the file(s) on your computer, temporarily disconnect from the Internet and disable real time protection from whatever antivirus you are using. Then try transferring the file(s).
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