Hi! I am new to Bleeping Computer.com.
I have a 2TB Seagate External Hard-Drive plugged into my PC via a USB Port. Whenever I open this External Hard-Drive, the numerous icons on this drive start to blink. When I open up a file to use on my PC, I can see in the background, the desktop screen blinking and, when I downsize the screen on my PC, the icons also on my desktop are blinking. If, after a moment of time, I don't close the External Hard Drive, then the desktop icons freeze and, so does the PC. Meaning I can't close down the PC, other than pressing the shutoff button for a lengthy period of time. I have Bitdefender Total Security and, ran a virus scan and, nothing showed up. I then contacted Bitdefender and, they sent me a "BIOS Log" Program to download what was going on in my PC and, they too couldn't detect the issue.
Does anyone have any idea as to what might be causing this issue?
Additionally, I found a whole bunch of Hidden Files located on my External Hard-Drive that are duplicates to the actual files, as many as 3 or more files that are all the same. To me, it looks like several thousand. Is there any way to delete these without deleting the primary file or, am I stuck having to perform this manually, which will probably take a long time to accomplish?
Thanks for your inputs.