My Windows 10 issues continue to mount - I've updated my hardware and memory just to get rid of the BSOD that happened numerous times a week. My hardware and memory upgrades seemed to take care of the BSOD problems, however now I have an issue that seems to point to my registry being really messed up or something else is very wrong.
Why am I posting here? The problem I am having right now relates to a Seagate 8TB external hard drive that my main PC suddenly quit recognizing and would not list under "This PC" but would list under Device Manager and all diagnostic tools did see the drive as well, but I could NOT access the drive at all to open the files on it. Eventually, I found that the drive was eventually tagged as "failing" by Seatools diagnostics. I placed an order for an expedited replacement drive which arrived yesterday. Today, I connected the new drive to my PC and once again, it would NOT show up under "this PC" but everywhere else I went, it was listed. Once again, I was able to diagnose the drive but not able to open the drive in windows to add files.
Ticked off, I booted up my laptop and connected the new drive...the laptop saw the drive and listed the drive under "this PC" so I can update and add new files to the drive.
On my main PC, I believe I have registry issues or windows is really messed up since the last critical update. 30 minutes ago, I opened system restore and selected a date to restore files and settings to when the PC saw the external drive and I could update files on it, however for the last 30 minutes, system restore has been stuck on "system restore is initializing" with no progress being made. I don't know what exactly is messed up with my main PC, but since system restore is not making any progress in over 30 minutes, I think something is very wrong with the registry or other critical system settings that allow my PC to read the external hard drive or saved files. I have 3 other Seagate and Western Digital external hard drives that are 4TB that my PC has no issues with. I am just getting tired of the issues I'm having with Windows 10 on my main PC.
Anyone on here have any idea as to what would cause system restore to not make ANY progress in over 30 minutes and be the only computer that would not list a 8TB seagate external drive under "This PC"?
Update: Just checked my main PC and system restore just started restoring the registry after 40 minutes of "initializing".