I have an external USB 1 TB hard drive which is formatted in NTFS. After copying of large amount of small files it stopped working. Meaning when I connect it to Windows XP or 7 the OS starts to lag trying to detect this HDD and after a couple of minutes it shows the disc as a RAW partition. The "reading" blue indicator is constantly blinking when connected to Windows PC.
If I connect this USB HDD to a Mac Os X notebook it works fine, I can see all the files and copy them out of the disk. I'm thinking to use Disk Utility to reformat this HDD to FAT32 under Mac Os X if there is no other option I can use to fix it to work under Windows.
How do I fix this hard drive to work under Windows?
ADDED: This happens on 3 Windows computers I have near me, one XP and two 7. I used Ubuntu LiveCD and loaded TestDisk to fix partition. Testdisk seems to fixed something in partition table, but this didn't help, Windows still hangs and doesn't see files. Although Testdisk showed me files and folders on my disk without any problems. But I couldn't see this HDD in Midnight Comander under Ubuntu. I looked at /media.