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I/O Device error

by juan11385 / January 19, 2006 7:35 AM PST

I have a Dell GX240 running windows xp professional 40GB hard drive, 512 memory with pentium 4 processor. I have a Maxtor 250GB external hard drive where I store my music files at. I tried to do a disk cleanup on the external drive and all of a sudden when I try to open some of the folders I'm getting this error message.(see below)

g:\my music\shared folder\paul mccartney is not accesible
The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.

It is not happening with all folders though. Just certain ones.
Can someone help me with this and where did I go wrong? Any help and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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