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External Hard-drive Crashes When I Try To Access It


Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed. I went to plug it back into my computer, and now my computer no longer reads it. I tried looking up this code and the only thing I found were other people's complaints about this error message. For people that plug a USB drive in and it looks good in device manager but just doesn't have a drive letter, sometimes windows tries to give your external device the weblink

My System Specs You need to have JavaScript enabled so that you can use this ... Computer Type: PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number: Custom Self-build OS: 64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1607 Build 14393.693 CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LX Memory: 8GB Graphics Card: You must hold down the shift key twice: once when you turn on the computer, and again when you log in. Report malky- Jan 18, 2009 at 08:44 AM BiG thanks xpcman!

External Hard Drive Freezes Windows Explorer

Ask for further instructions.Safe mode is much slower to start up and run than normal, with limited graphics performance, and some things won't work at all, including sound output and Wi-Fi Choose DIAGNOSTIC AND USAGE INFORMATION instead.In the interest of privacy, I suggest that, before posting, you edit out the "Anonymous UUID,” a long string of letters, numbers, and dashes in the Is it a true external drive or just some IDE internal drive that you have connected to a USB bay or adapter?

  1. Disk manager doesn't help.
  2. Is the drive still under warranty?
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  4. My computer is no longer reading it. :( Any help?

I have also tried changing the letter of the hard but that hasn't worked. Also it looked to me in the beginning of the scan nothing was going on, but after a minute or 2 it sayed THE DRIVE FORMAT IS NTFS...or something like that I would love to fix the CD burner issue, but my main priority FIRST is getting my computer to be able to read my Ext HD. Wd My Passport Crashes Windows Explorer Fixed.

Pavel Report euphoric 1Posts Thursday September 24, 2009Registration date September 27, 2009 Last seen › utaeladil - Sep 27, 2009 at 12:48 AM i have the same WD "local disk " External Hard Drive Windows Explorer Not Responding Then go to DISK MANAGEMENT. Pressed the on/off button on the front of the drive and it asks to reformat it. Continued Its been working perfectly up until a few days ago where I am unable to access any of the data.

You may have better luck by taking the hard drive out and connecting it up to the PC directly. Disable Explorer Thumbnails I can guess that when I pulled the usb by accident ,somehow I loose the two pieces ... If it will load on another computer, you may want to go ahead and start getting files backed up from it while its not too late. I, too, have the same external drive but when plugged into my USB3 port it shows up as TOSHIBA EXT (E: ).

External Hard Drive Windows Explorer Not Responding

EDIT: Just tried this FixMBR program, it doesn't work for me. Click the drive. 7) Enable it Your problem should be fixed. :) View all 14 comments Report Jack- Jan 1, 2009 at 08:29 AM FAIL the drive wouldnt be disabled with External Hard Drive Freezes Windows Explorer A few days ago it started giving me this error for every folder and file, and eventually just from trying to access the hard... External Hard Drive Keeps Crashing Windows Explorer On my computer it's labeled as "'Mik Beats" .

i am sure that the device was not moved or tempered with ! Try another USB plug. I have all the symptoms - it shows up under disk drives, but not in my computer and I need to store a very large file on it to get it Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Wow. Seagate External Hard Drive Crashes Windows Explorer

Any help would be so appreciated. So I when I searched more I found many people saying it could be a lack of power problem. Now whenever I have both the printer and the USB drive plugged in the USB drive always messes up. I've ordered a new one now.

Thank you in advance. External Hard Drive Freezes Computer When Plugged In Bill (AFE7Ret) Freedom Is Not Free! 2007 - 2017 Heat is the bane of all electronics! I am no sure if it's the OS or the hard drive.

It shows up on my desktop and ejects properly.

I can upload an audio CD, but can not burn one. That makes sense. Reply With Quote April 2nd, 2012,09:12 AM #4 SuperSparks View Profile View Forum Posts Administrator Join Date Apr 2000 Location Friern Barnet, London, England Posts 46,550 No, that is rubbish, it Seagate External Hard Drive Freezes My Computer Jul 9, 2014 6:10 PM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by Mik Beats, Mik Beats Jul 9, 2014 10:50 PM in response to Linc Davis Level 1 (0

Cheers Report lifeisgood- Feb 3, 2009 at 06:31 AM try install net framework 3.5 from WINDOWS UPDATE'MICROSOFT'. if its like many I have seen, the main partition is almost the entire size of the drive, and the remaining part may be listed as UNKNOWN or may say something I connected it today and in my computer it shows up as Local Disk (G:), when I click onto it to try and access it file explorer crashes and only sorts Also, I do not think this applies to you based on what you have described, but I noticed a few other posts here and this may help them.

Preview post Submit post Cancel post You are reporting the following post: Explorer.exe Crashes on Accessing Hard Drive. So I try to do so, and Windows tells me that there's a program using the external drive. There you should see your USB drive listed. The USB ports aren't the problem, either.

But in the end it worked again properly!! Helpful +17 Report xpcman 17249Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration date ContributorStatus March 14, 2017 Last seen Oct 22, 2008 at 10:55 PM Since the external drive works on the PS3 - I'm guessing I have an MBR problem? I think what MrBill was implying was removing the drive from the external enclosure and installing it as a secondary drive (NOT boot) in the computer, by-passing the external enclosure.

The application is in the folder that opens.☞ Open LaunchPad. All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices Register Help Remember Me? Sometimes it doesn't show up and my entire computer just freezes, or other times it will show up as "Local Disk (E:)" and it will tell me I have to format Reply With Quote April 2nd, 2012,05:24 PM #14 biggsy68 View Profile View Forum Posts Visit Homepage Virtual Intern Join Date Mar 2002 Location uk Posts 204 Oh well that lasted long.

If it isn't, select SYSTEM LOG QUERIES ▹ All Messagesfrom the log list on the left. I wasn't really in the mood to do a full power supply change so I thought that was stupid. Jul 10, 2014 7:00 PM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by Linc Davis, Linc Davis Jul 10, 2014 7:12 PM in response to Mik Beats Level 10 (208,381