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Reply With Quote April 2nd, 2012,09:02 AM #2 SuperSparks View Profile View Forum Posts Administrator Join Date Apr 2000 Location Friern Barnet, London, England Posts 46,549 Run the hard drive maker's It attempts to render a thumbnail for many file types and crashes on the attempt. Reply With Quote New 18 Apr 2011 #9 Jonathan_King View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Senior Member Join Date : Oct 2009 Rednecksville Posts : 390 Windows 7 x64 Within a week, (I think 2 days in a row, could have been 3 days in a row), the power in the entire neighborhood quickly pulsed on and off. have a peek at this web-site

Create an Ubuntu Live CD, and boot up selecting "Try Ubuntu with no changes to my computer". So i thought it'd be best to get a hopeful fix specific to my problem just to make sure i don't mess-up and lose the data. Hi, Yes, I've connected it to two different devices (both running the same operating system) and it doesn't do this. Bill, #11 2014/07/07 Varick Active Member Thread Starter Joined: 2014/07/04 Messages: 13 Likes Received: 0 Trophy Points: 26 Location: New Jersey Computer Experience: Beginner There is an external power supply with

External Hard Drive Keeps Crashing Windows Explorer

It will work for a while and then crash Windows explorer and the only way to get it to come back is to unplug the external drive. Status code 04=(unknown failed test element), Failure checkpoint = 64 (SMART attribute test) SMART self test did not complete on drive 4 Reply With Quote April 2nd, 2012,10:40 AM #8 SuperSparks There was a DOS version on their website but it didn't say if it was compatible with Windows 7, only went up to vista.

  • It's the files it crashes on.
  • The disk worked fine for a few months then at one point it started hard clicking and soon after I was unable to transfer any data in or out of the
  • What do I do if the drive itself is broken?
  • When a partition is active, Windows will attempt to boot from it.
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  • I never had a problem using this until now.
  • Note many external enclosures also support eSATA connections along with USB.

Let's try a selective startup: Run Selective Startup using System Configuration My System Specs You need to have JavaScript enabled so that you can use this ... For my security: ALL FREE MSE (Win 10), Windows Defender, SpywareBlaster, MBAM and Keyscrambler personal. Forum Today's Posts FAQ Calendar Forum Actions Mark Forums Read Quick Links View Forum Leaders What's New? Wd My Passport Crashes Windows Explorer Varick, #5 2014/07/05 Varick Active Member Thread Starter Joined: 2014/07/04 Messages: 13 Likes Received: 0 Trophy Points: 26 Location: New Jersey Computer Experience: Beginner Forgive me Mr.

However it's funny because the disk behaves a bit differently now. - I have attached my disk management window (attachment 1) - Both the NTFS and FAT partitions ask for my External Hard Drive Windows Explorer Not Responding V Varick, #12 2014/07/07 Varick Active Member Thread Starter Joined: 2014/07/04 Messages: 13 Likes Received: 0 Trophy Points: 26 Location: New Jersey Computer Experience: Beginner And I have done multiple System Manufacturer/Model Number Jonathan King OS Windows 7 x64 CPU AMD Athlon Dual Core Processor 4850e overclocked @ 2.92 GHz Motherboard ASRock A780 FullDisplayPort Memory 6.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 290MHz Crucial Technology Please follow his instructions he is a top man.

Windows 7 doesn't normally assign a Y drive nor make the reserve active. External Hard Drive Freezes Disk Management Proffitt Forum moderator / April 4, 2010 4:04 AM PDT In reply to: windows explorer freezes when accessing portable hard drive Explorer is well known to lock up on content it Remove the drive letter Y: and deactivate the partition. I Thread Tools Search this Thread 02-28-2011, 01:20 PM #1 BZero Registered Member Join Date: Feb 2011 Posts: 6 OS: Vista If I go into My Computer and

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I have a feeling this is yet another issue with my computer. http://discussions.virtualdr.com/showthread.php?251924-RESOLVED-External-HDD-crashing-explorer http://www.amazon.com/Vantec-CB-ISAT.../dp/B000J01I1G SMILE and post back. External Hard Drive Keeps Crashing Windows Explorer Forum Windows 10 Stick on Mac Crashes when using external Apple Keyboard Forum veracrypt external usb hard drive question Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptop Tech Support categories Configuration Disable Explorer Thumbnails NOTE: I don't have the vista installation disk, vista came pre-installed on the laptop without a CD.

The disk and both partitions work great with Ubuntu, I transferred a 5GB file on the NTFS and 500MB on the FAT and had no problem. Check This Out Yes but your motherboard would need to have USB 3.0 ports. I had also read that it's not good to shut down or boot up PC with an external HDD connected. Probably what you'd expect to see after prying off the top or bottom of an external hard drive. 03-02-2011, 10:06 AM #9 BZero Registered Member Join Date: Feb Disabling Explorer Thumbnails

My System Specs System Manufacturer/Model Number HP Compaq 6710b OS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1 (Build 7601) CPU Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.10GHz Motherboard Hewlett-Packard 30C0 KBC Version 71.2E Memory If I try cancelling it just hangs on the cancel window and sometimes freezes the "Computer" folder and explorer. - In the beginning it randomly worked which allowed me to rename Donate WindowsBBS Forums > Hardware > PC Hardware > Style Default Contact Us Help Home Top RSS Terms and Rules Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2016 XenForo Ltd. http://midsolutions.org/hard-drive/windows-won-39-t-recognize-external-hard-drive.html Yeah the BSOD report is attached to my 1st post.

Do NOT try to remove the partition, just deactivate it. (Follow the added link.) Leaving the SR active can cause boot problems. External Hard Drive Freezes Computer When Plugged In I'm thinking vista is trying to communicate with the device causing the computer to crash. About CNET Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement Help Center Tech Support Forum Security Center Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help General Computer Security Computer Security News Microsoft Support BSOD, Crashes

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It could be the cause, it could have contributed to this problem, or it might not have anything to do with this at all (just coincidental). Nick. I'm hoping some time tomorrow I'll be taking it over to my neighbor's computer to see if it works on his. Computer Freezes When Accessing Hard Drive My System Specs You need to have JavaScript enabled so that you can use this ...

I tried looking up this code and the only thing I found were other people's complaints about this error message. Yesterday & Today, after much troubleshooting thinking my entire computer was crashing, I realized that as long as I don't plug this hard drive in (via USB port), everything is fine It's the one that has "Boot" under Status. http://midsolutions.org/hard-drive/windows-10-not-recognizing-external-hard-drive.html I have the same problem, running vista 64.

When asked about Explorer crashes on corrupt files in a directory the reply was to not put corrupt files on the hard drive.Bob Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Remove the drive letter Y: and deactivate the partition. V Varick, #6 2014/07/05 Bill Geek Member WindowsBBS Team Member Joined: 2002/01/11 Messages: 2,342 Likes Received: 234 Trophy Points: 593 Location: Nebraska, USA Computer Experience: Built. Same thing for disk manager if I open it after having turned on the disk, it just hangs on "connecting to virtual service".

I have a WD 1TB network drive. You don't need to boot into Windows to run them, just boot up with the CD in the drive, select the utility that you want and it will run: Ultimate Boot