First of all, I am using an Acer Aspire 3680-2354 Laptop, with 1GB ram.
I think I had a virus with my account on the laptop, where the Windows Explorer kept restarting at an endless cycle.
I deleted that account, I made a new one, and the problem isnt there anymore, its fine.
However, whenever I hook up my external harddrive into the laptop, I get these 2 error messages:
"Windows Explorer has stopped working"
"Windows Explorer is restarting"
Then the desktop would blink with its icons, and it would do this every 10-20 seconds.
Heres what I did:
I reformatted my external hard drive, first backing everything up on other computers, removing everything on the external hard drive, then I re inserted the files back onto the external hard drive, but when I plugged it back into the laptop, it still did the Windows Explorer thing.
I also scanned the computer using CMD, using the command " sfc /scannow". It appears I have corrupted files but im not sure if its related to this problem.
I scanned the external with AVG and Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware, but it did not show a sign for any harmful infections or viruses.
Also, I used flash disinfector, but it appears that nothing was different, it still had these error messages...
- Exernal gets Windows Explorer restarting messages when plugged to laptop
- tried reformatting, did not work
- External Hard Drive did work on a Windows XP computer
- Scanned with AVG, Malware, did not find any infections or viruses
- Scanned with CMD, corrupted files are present (not sure if its related to external problem)
Please help, it would be very much appreciated. Like I said, Ive been trying to find out the problem for days, and I cant find anything to fix it.
Edited by Hockey_fan, 13 August 2009 - 12:20 AM.