How to debug problems with simple copying files?
I often have a problems when just copying many files from one disk to another. Probably the problem occurs only with ONE of hard drives, installed on my computer, only if copying FROM any drive TO this drive.
Copying application hangs while doing copy. I can't interrupt copying, because when I click cancel or closing copy window is starts "finishing" and never stops. Also I can't KILL copying application in any way.
Logout/login (closing a session with pressing "by force") helps, but if copy again, it can freeze again.
My question is: how to detect ALL potential problems with copying? How to know, for example, which program occupies hard drive in the same way we see processor or memory occupation in task manager?
Seagate Constellation ES, ST1000NM0011
ASUS "P7P55-M" (iP55, 4xDDR3, SATA II-RAID, U133, PCI-E, SB, 1Gbit LAN, IEEE1394, USB2.0, mATX)
Windows 8 x64 prof
I found a way to unfreeze copying.
To unfreeze copying, I should run some another copy in parallel! When parallel copy stops, first copy can freeze again, may be not immediately. To unfreeze it, one should run parallel copying again and again.
Windows For Workgroups
I remember similar was in Windows 3.11 times when copying over network was freezing. Microsoft can't fix 20 year old bugs?
UPDATE: no errors in event viewer
There are no errors in event viewer at the time of describing events and after last reboot.
UPDATE: no errors on disk
Chkdisk also show no errors.
UPDATE: probable explanation
Probable explanation is some buggie Windows File Explorer plugin.
UPDATE: upgrade to Windows 8 didn't help
UPDATE: Resource Monitor shows nothing special - just "pulsing" which looks normal
UPDATE: Far and Windows Explorer behave apparently equal
UPDATE: Turning on AHCI didn't help (was off in Windows and BIOS)