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external harddrive freezes windows explorer


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#1 manga

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 08:21 AM

For some reason, even though it was working fine last week, whenever I plug in my external hard drive (WD, 1TB) it freezes MyComputer in both Vista and XP, and refuses to load anything until I plug it out. What happened??? I haven't downloaded anything. I really need to get my files! My external hardrive is partioned into 4 parts, and it does not have the default WD software on it.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 06:17 AM

This drive connects to your computer via the USB port I take it.

Have you tried using another USB port other than the one you usually use?

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 10:35 PM

yup, I've tried all of them.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 09:35 AM

I would check Event Viewer...for errors appearing in the same timeframe as your connection attempts.

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