I have a Seagate 750GB external hard drive and I am having a very frustrating problem. It doesn't do... anything. I plug it in to a USB port, and the computer seems to recognise it's there, because the screen shows it 'loading' (with the green bar slowly moving to the right of the screen within the 'address bar' in mycomputer) but it just slows down the entire computer and freezes up so that it cannot be used at all. It never loads in the end and I can't access any files on there.
I tried it on another computer which is a lot newer than my laptop and a lot faster (thinking that would make some difference) - but it presents with the same problem. A different cord did not help either.
DELL laptop Studio1537
Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo CPU T5900 @ 2.20GHz
It was working fine about 8 weeks ago, but for the last 6 weeks, I have been trying on my computer and my laptop, but it causes the same problem on both.
I know next to nothing about computers, so I am sorry if this is scant on details.. Any advice would be very much appreciated.