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External HDD causes instability and crashes.


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#1 glastofest

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 08:28 AM

Hiya.
I have a HDD (in an external caddy) that is connected to my PC via a SATA cable.
Whenever I try to use the external disc, after a while it causes my PC to hang and it then needs to be completely rebooted.
The problem seems to be with windows explorer "not responding" does anyone have any ideas how to stop this?

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 07:17 PM

It could be a corrupt hard drive. Is there any way it could have gotten damaged.

Try this:
  • Open My Computer
  • Right click the drive in question and click properties
  • Click the Tools tab
  • Click "check now" to check the drive for errors
Not going to make any gaurantees, but that's a good first stab at solving the problem :thumbsup:

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