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External USB HDD plugged all the time - 100% usage


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#1 Gunslinger001

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:15 AM

Hello all,

I have problem with my USB hdd samsung m3 500GB. No one can help me in my national forum so I'm trying to ask here. I don't know if problem lay in Windows, disc, bios or something else.

So, I want to have external disc plugged in for all the time and its working perfectly, until I turn off my notebook. When turn on back, usually (not always, but always when my laptop is off for a longer time) my external disc in explorer manager shows 100% usage and can't mount into the system, I must then plug it off and again plug on and it works perfectly. I've changed cable already and nothing new. One more thing I tried to do; before turn my computer off, I safely removed my device and now, after boot my disc don't even mounted by system and in control panel the device is recognizable but with yellow sign. Then I click to repair it and system searching problems and when find solution I have to rebooting my system once again and then is properly mounted into my system. So as you can see is very annoying, and I looking for solution which can help me without switching over usb.

Can somebody helps me with this problem? I have Windows 10.

Thanks for advance and sorry for my language.



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 11:22 AM

Windows 10 has a hybrid shutdown using a hibernation file to allow a faster start on boot. See if disabling fast startup in Windows 10 helps. After disabling it remove the external drive and open a command prompt. Type the following to allow a complete shutdown. 

 

shutdown -s

 

Reboot and attach your external. Now shutdown and reboot to see if you still get the 100% usage.


Edited by JohnC_21, 14 March 2017 - 11:28 AM.


#3 Gunslinger001

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 11:50 AM

It seems work good for now! I'll test tomorrow morning when computer will be more longer off. Anyway big thanks for help, you are a first one who take my problem seriously! Thanks again and I'll write tomorrow with results.


Edited by Gunslinger001, 14 March 2017 - 11:50 AM.


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Posted 14 March 2017 - 11:53 AM

No problem, looking forward to the update.



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Posted 15 March 2017 - 03:27 AM

Works perfectly,  I shutdown for a night, and in the morning I hadn't any problems with 100% usage and mounting properly in system. Thanks again!






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