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External HDD Crashes Vista


If I try clicking somewhere, the transfer windows blanks out and freezes, followed by the "Computer" window then windows explorer itself. I opened task manager and found that services.exe was running up my CPU. Your cache administrator is webmaster. It came with a 320 gig hard drive. weblink

Live Messenger External Hard Drive crashes explorerLately windows explorer has been crashing every time I turn on my external hard drive. To stop this, I would go to task manager and disable/enable win explorer. My System Specs Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Built 2/11/2011 OS Windows 7 Pro-x64 CPU i7-2600 3.4GHz - 3.8GHz Turbo Motherboard Intel DH67BL-B3 Memory 8Gb - 2x4GB, Muskin 991770 PC3-1333 All rights reserved.

External Hard Drive Keeps Crashing Windows Explorer

I have a WD 1TB network drive. How was the USB drive formatted to begin with? I have tried to reenable the usb boost, and transferring works again, but for large files I get the stop error message again." I have now uninstalled the usb boost as Only the boot disk C: should be marked active.

Do NOT try to remove the partition, just deactivate it. (Follow the added link.) Leaving the SR active can cause boot problems. I'm trying to see if I have any files on it, but every time I plug it in, and try to open it, the green loading bar in Windows Explorer moves I've tried restoring the factory defaults on the drive twice now- lossing all my data and it happens time and time again. Disable Explorer Thumbnails I turned of the thumbnail from folder options in control panel.

My System Specs You need to have JavaScript enabled so that you can use this ... External Hard Drive Windows Explorer Not Responding Feedback Doctor's Lounge « Previous Thread | Next Thread » Thread Information Users Browsing this Thread There are currently 2 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 2 guests) Posting Permissions Windows explorer freezes when accessing external hard drive. When a partition is active, Windows will attempt to boot from it.

Reply With Quote April 2nd, 2012,09:29 AM #6 SuperSparks View Profile View Forum Posts Administrator Join Date Apr 2000 Location Friern Barnet, London, England Posts 46,550 True enough. Wd My Passport Crashes Windows Explorer Restart your system to make sure it reboots. Regards, Golden Thanks for the reply, much appreciated, But a tiny update, i've had the hard drive connected a while now, and around 10-15 minutes ago my hard drive spun up BTW gyula works fine.

External Hard Drive Windows Explorer Not Responding

On run tyep "mmc" then from file "add in snap" add disk management.. The files can still be accessed from my PS3 and can still be viewed. External Hard Drive Keeps Crashing Windows Explorer Will back them up to my internal HDD just in case. External Hard Drive Freezes Windows Explorer I use a couple of external drives for backups, plus I always install a drive caddy or two when I build a computer.

Even though the Microsoft Management Console>Disk Management labels my drive as RAW, the cmd prompt identified it differently...(I think as NTFS) Should I try changing the drive letter? You'll find discussions about fixing problems with computer hardware, computer software, Windows, viruses, security, as well as networks and the Internet.Real-Time ActivityMy Tracked DiscussionsFAQsPoliciesModerators General discussion windows explorer freezes when accessing I have the same problem, running vista 64. It's behaving like this on two different computers, both running Vista. Seagate External Hard Drive Crashes Windows Explorer

  1. Ops, forgot the link: Partition - Mark as Inactive How was the USB drive formatted to begin with?
  2. Nick.
  3. When I tried booting up the computer with the HD already plugged in, the computer wouldn't boot at all.
  4. Is there any way to repair it?
  5. I am able to see the device...
  6. It freezes up my computer when I try to shutdown, restart and sleep.

Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed. Flash drives and my archos 7 work fine with my laptop. Now I'm back on windows and I have the same problems again. check over here Reply With Quote New 18 Apr 2011 #9 Jonathan_King View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Senior Member Join Date : Oct 2009 Rednecksville Posts : 390 Windows 7 x64

EDIT: Lastly, when I try to access the drive and wait a while, it asks me to reformat the drive. External Hard Drive Freezes Disk Management Probably what you'd expect to see after prying off the top or bottom of an external hard drive. 03-02-2011, 10:06 AM #9 BZero Registered Member Join Date: Feb System Manufacturer/Model Number Sony VAIO VGN-FZ38M OS Vista Home Premium 32bit CPU Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo T8100 2.10Ghz Memory 4.00 GB RAM Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT Sound Card IDT High

You may (or may not) have a virus or root kit grabbing your system at boot.

Nick. My problem is - at first, when I tried to run the format tool preloaded on the disk, to format the disk before use, it hanged and the progress bar didn't The newer versions of the drivers, that I got from drivermax, were automatically reinstalled by windows. External Hard Drive Freezes Computer But ever since then the 1 tb hard drive boots fine to windows but the explorer keeps crashing and restarting...

What do I do if the drive itself is broken? After lots of great help from CatByte all the memory I had lost was returned and it looked like my problems were solved. Award BIOS F13 Memory 16GB Corsair Vengance DDR3 @ 661 MHz Dual Channel (9-9-9-24) Graphics Card EVGA NVidia GTX 560 1024MB Sound Card Realtek Integrated Monitor(s) Displays Dual Samsung SyncMaster 2494HS this content All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.

The time now is 06:51 AM. -- Mobile_Default -- TSF - v2.0 -- TSF - v1.0 Contact Us - Tech Support Forum - Site Map - Community Rules - Terms of I ran the TestDisk utility ( TestDisk - CGSecurity) and verified that the partition was OK. I'd really appreciate it if you could help me, I'm running on 10GB of free space left on my laptop with those 2TB nagging me.. That leads me to believe that the fault comes from my laptop.

I am just curious because if I try to open files from c: drive explorer doesn't react the same way as it would with my external hdd. I checked the indexing and found out that it is turned off (I don't know if that has any relation to this). Antivirus MSE and Malwarebytes Pro 1.75 Browser Comodo Dragon Golden View Public Profile Find More Posts by Golden 10 Jan 2013 #3 Pimmalage Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1 (Build 7601) Please try again now or at a later time.

Forum New Posts FAQ Calendar Community Member List Forum Actions Mark Forums Read Quick Links Today's Posts Tutorials Advanced Search Forum Vista Forums General Discussion External HDD crashes Vista External HDD So my... Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links Advertisement 02-28-2011, 01:50 PM #2 JMPC Moderator - Microsoft Support Join Date: Jan 2011 Location: United States Posts: 5,959 OS: Win7, Win8, XP,