last week my wife noticed her computer acting slow and not allowing her to access items on one particular drive. On boot up it would be really slow and would then start scanning/repairing this drive. We are able to skip this process if we catch it. We have let it run full cycle of repairing the drive and with no resolve. Also, when you try to access the drive it will just time out and tell you the drive is not accessible. Another thing it is doing when you go to right click and view properties it does nothing. The other drives pop up the property info just fine. Turning off or restarting the computer was SUPER SLOW if at all would have to do a hard shut down. I managed to do a system restore to 10 days prior to this stuff happening with no change to what it was doing. I could not boot to safe mode to try to access the drive. It prevents me from trying to virus/malware scan that drive. it seems to just time out the programs or lock them up. I swapped data lines thinking maybe a the port was messed up on the MB (no change). When I pulled power from that drive preventing the computer to boot at all. Everything on the computer worked fine (minus the fact of not being able to access the items the computer has stored to that drive).
So I slaved that HDD to my computer via USB device and it seems to cause my computer to react the same way, as far as, trying to access the drive or scan it for malicious stuff. Even booting to safe mode is out of the question. when I turn off the drive it seems to restore functionality to my computer as well.
My next step is to boot to safemode and then turn the drive on and hope to be able to do anything to it.
Any helpful tips would be appriciated.
Edited by hamluis, 18 July 2018 - 01:31 PM.
Moved from MRA to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.