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That may be my last resort, unless its that in-XP linux... A Windows message said he had an FFMPEG error, all of his drives contain videos. Preview post Submit post Cancel post You are reporting the following post: windows explorer freezes when accessing portable hard drive This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our It is worth a try. http://sherik.net/hard-drive/hard-drive-backups-hang-then-vista-crashes.php

Last edited: Mar 20, 2008 Mar 20, 2008 at 5:25 AM #13 jbunch07 New Member Joined: Feb 22, 2008 Messages: 5,260 (1.59/day) Thanks Received: 614 Location: Chattanooga,TN System Specs Processor: i5-2500k So my... I just bought another HDD (the same to be precice) and I'm moving all readable data to it. Open a run box, and type this: regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll It will prevent Explorer from trying to preview video files.Click to expand...

External Hard Drive Windows Explorer Not Responding

After going through msconfig and using trial and error, i found that it wouldn't drive it up if i had Plug and Play unchecked. by R. Try this: regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll To turn it back on, type this: regsvr32 shimgvw.dll Aug 7, 2008 at 1:10 PM #16 ktadie New Member Joined: Aug 7, 2008 Messages: 3 Your cache administrator is webmaster.

Hardware & Devices External Hard Drive Windows Explorer Not RespondingI have a x64 windows 7 and an iomega eGo external hard drive. AVI files are the most common reason.This is where I'll look at the volume, drive, folder with other browsers like Gyula's Navigator to see if I can find the files that Personally I don't like Seagate or WD external drives because they don't have fans or on/off switches, the tow things that add a lot of life to an external drive. __________________ Wd My Passport Crashes Windows Explorer Running XP sp2.

LAN/IP Scan Tools? More resources Tom's Hardware Around the World Tom's Hardware Around the World Russia France Germany UK Italy USA Subscribe to Tom's Hardware Search the site Ok About Tom's Hardware Advertising About I've tried reinstalling the USB driver and have made sure that the driver for the external hard drive installs correctly. I'll remove the external hard drive and everything will be ok....reconnect it and the problem resurfaces.

I have the same problem, running vista 64. External Hard Drive Freezes Disk Management Oberjeen Resolved HJT Threads 7 03-19-2011 03:48 PM virus ends all programs, help please Hello there, the other day whilst not really paying attention I allowed a fishy program to bypass The HD doesn't show up in My Computer or Disc Manager, but it shows up in Device Manager. SHOW ME NOW CNET © CBS Interactive Inc.  /  All Rights Reserved.

  1. Nov 15, 2013 at 8:22 AM #24 gaurav.gorle New Member Joined: Nov 15, 2013 Messages: 3 (0.00/day) Thanks Received: 0 Wile E said: ↑ Try this: regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll To turn
  2. However I've noticed that the memory I got back has been going down at the same rate as before (see link to thread below).
  3. The problem I'm having is when trying to access files sometimes on this, it will crash Windows Explorer and the only way to stop it is to unplug the HDD from
  4. The HD doesn't show up in My Computer or Disc Manager, but it shows up in Device Manager.
  5. Reply With Quote April 2nd, 2012,09:02 AM #2 SuperSparks View Profile View Forum Posts Administrator Join Date Apr 2000 Location Friern Barnet, London, England Posts 46,550 Run the hard drive maker's
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I did not panic because I have experienced things like this before and I know it's often solved by simply re-inserting the drive. https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/windows-explorer-freezes-when-accessing-portable-hard-drive-389463/ more stack exchange communities company blog Stack Exchange Inbox Reputation and Badges sign up log in tour help Tour Start here for a quick overview of the site Help Center Detailed External Hard Drive Windows Explorer Not Responding Reply With Quote April 2nd, 2012,11:47 AM #12 Train View Profile View Forum Posts Site Moderator Join Date Apr 2000 Location Sheboygan, WI Posts 53,012 The best $20 I ever spent. Seagate External Hard Drive Crashes Windows Explorer It could be trying to determine the type.

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 have a peek at these guys Feb 28, 2011 at 10:57 AM #20 dorsetknob "YOUR RMA REQUEST IS CON-REFUSED" Joined: Mar 17, 2005 Messages: 5,362 (1.22/day) Thanks Received: 6,506 Location: Dorset where else eh? >>> Thats ENGLAND<<< 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 I don't have a problem with using Run... Disabling Explorer Thumbnails

This issue is widely noted and why I wrote no.The fixes range from telling Explorer to not render which some find unacceptable and since it is a command line I find I have upgraded to a 1 tb and using seagate disk wizard I cloned the 320 hd to the 1 tb. It happens when explorer tries to preview them. http://sherik.net/hard-drive/help-with-external-hard-drive-files-missing-but-still-taking-up-space-on-the-drive.php I have quite a few different folders on my machine that I can no longer use because I cant get into them from any program without it crashing that program.

Then I tried this topic, but after I selected "Advanced" in step D in post 4, the only option that showed up on the next screen was "Quit." It's worked perfectly External Hard Drive Freezes Computer WTF... –MarioDS Oct 15 '12 at 15:55 1 It sounds like something on the drive is corrupt. Reply With Quote April 2nd, 2012,09:07 AM #3 biggsy68 View Profile View Forum Posts Visit Homepage Virtual Intern Join Date Mar 2002 Location uk Posts 204 Thanks will have a look

Here's a snip of my drives for comparison.

Register now! Windows 7 doesn't normally assign a Y drive nor make the reserve active. 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 Computer Freezes When Accessing Hard Drive Pressed the on/off button on the front of the drive and it asks to reformat it.

Hmm.. Was getting tired of windows explorer crashing. Password Site Map Posting Help Register Rules Today's Posts Search Site Map Home Forum Rules Members List Contact Us Community Links Pictures & Albums Members List Search Forums Show Threads this content Can anyone help?

Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other usersIllegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal contentOffensive: Sexually explicit or offensive languageSpam: Advertisements or commercial links Submit report Cancel report Track this discussion Click here to Register a free account now! Hardware & Devices Access Denied To My External Hard Drive Why ???So it denies access to my external hard drive if you dont understand image is available with this link ( I simply close explorer since it takes ages trying to read the disk and nothing happens.

I am fine everywhere else in explorer, but something just screws up when I try the external HDD (USB) or my thumb drive. When asked about Explorer crashes on corrupt files in a directory the reply was to not put corrupt files on the hard drive.Bob Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - The date is February 27, 2011, so this thread is still pertinent. m 0 l Prostar Computer November 16, 2015 9:10:59 AM Hey, as long as it works!

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. Even if there wasn't something wrong before, this could make it worse. I turned of the thumbnail from folder options in control panel. Windows 7 doesn't normally assign a Y drive nor make the reserve active.

My Nexus7 crashes Windows Explorer as soon as I connect to my PC! - Forum External Hard Drive Won't Connect - Tech Support how to unlock external hard drive that has windows-7 windows-explorer external-hard-drive crash chkdsk share|improve this question edited Oct 15 '12 at 16:06 asked Oct 15 '12 at 14:40 MarioDS 3423930 1 One of two things, the usb controller General Discussion Can't Access External Hard DriveHello!