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No screws anywhere. I'm running Windows XP and my laptop is about 7 years old. It takes less than a minute and is completely free! Helpful +0 Report kegar89 6Posts Tuesday October 21, 2008Registration date October 23, 2008 Last seen Oct 23, 2008 at 01:38 AM I took some screenshots so you can see what I'm http://wkpadv.com/external-hard/external-hard-drive-not-showing-windows-10.html

Ah ha. When I left or right click on the disk, Windows Explorer freezes. I should note that my computer freezes when it tries to recognize the external. I have never used this program and don't know the syntax for the command line interface. http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/273274-cannot-access-1tb-external-hard-drive-usb-crashing-windows-explorer.html

External Hard Drive Windows Explorer Not Responding

How can I resolve this issue? I tried the TestDisk guide in this topic, but no partitions showed up in step G. I know about the lack of USB 3. Broke.

  • Also, I could not format the drive, so I think I will have to go to the extreme of re-flashing it.
  • If you see a device appear anywhere in the device manager that has a yellow question mark or exclamation point on it when you are plugging in the drive, then you
  • Usually, it says MK HD (F: ) or (E: ).
  • Replaced 80gb with 1tb hard drive.9.
  • Had a 500GB hard drive it died, due to being old2.
  • I would like to add that I am using the external hdd with my laptop so I can't take it out of it's shell and try and plug it in if
  • I hope this helps!
  • Or if you've done that - try to plug in the USB drive after the computer is on.

this particular issue occurs more often if you frequently unplug or move the USB drive around and also have other devices that may from time to time change their drive letter. All my current hard drives are WD, so far so good. Pavel Report euphoric 1Posts Thursday September 24, 2009Registration date September 27, 2009 Last seen › utaeladil - Sep 27, 2009 at 12:48 AM i have the same WD "local disk " Seagate External Hard Drive Freezes My Computer Running XP sp2.

no reaction whatsoever. To make it short, try this and try your luck. It started going very slow. See if the problem persists on a different OS.

Use one on the back of the computer, it would be the best. Wd Test Select USB Configuration and press enter 5. This web site and the people on it ROCK!!! 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

External Hard Drive Freezes Disk Management

I found this board while desperately searching for a fix for my Ext. First off, I went into my device manager and deleted the USB mass storage device and the USB controllers for the front buses, then restarted. External Hard Drive Windows Explorer Not Responding Different brands and model numbers, or two of the same model drives? Disable Explorer Thumbnails And as an electronics technician, I always like to ensure I am supplying good, clean, stable power - essential with high-speed digital electronics.

If it does work on another computer, I would quickly backup any files on the external drive.Click to expand... this contact form Please follow his instructions he is a top man. I would first check the device manager. Bill, #17 (You must log in or sign up to reply here.) Show Ignored Content Share This Page Tweet Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Wd My Passport Crashes Windows Explorer

Ops, forgot the link: Partition - Mark as Inactive How was the USB drive formatted to begin with? I am not a computer person... solved Explorer.exe crashing after connecting external HDDs... have a peek here This may have something to do with the windows updates that were installed but I can't be sure.My laptop knows that my hard drive is connected to it because it has

You are viewing our forum as a guest. Run Sfc Sometimes I have left a drive plugged in for hours and windows finally unfreezes and it attempts to mount the drive, but usually it doesn't matter much when they get that Hard drive completely died5.

Any other ideas? 03-01-2011, 09:56 AM #6 BZero Registered Member Join Date: Feb 2011 Posts: 6 OS: Vista Well, I opened it thanks to this video: YouTube -

The main problem is that if I attempt to do ANYTHING concerning the drive (exploring, formatting, ejecting, ect.) my computer freezes and I have to use task manager to end the Any other ideas? i think the only option for this external hard drive is the bin tbh thankfully i had a backup of all the data on that external and i didn't trust it Windows Chkdsk I think what MrBill was implying was removing the drive from the external enclosure and installing it as a secondary drive (NOT boot) in the computer, by-passing the external enclosure.

Now i can't access the drive through my computer. And I could acces all the files and copy them without any problems! Select the option to enable USB ports from device manager. Check This Out USB Malfunctioning » Site Navigation » Forum> User CP> FAQ> Support.Me> Steam Error 118> 10.0.0.2> Trusteer Endpoint Protection All times are GMT -7.

Helpful +1 Report Mika Jan 29, 2009 at 03:04 PM ohh man, you sure know how to help people :) thank you alot utaeladil! Click the drive. 7) Enable it Your problem should be fixed. :) View all 14 comments Report Jack- Jan 1, 2009 at 08:29 AM FAIL the drive wouldnt be disabled with Does anyone have any re-flashing tools for a 2TB external hard drives? I can't figure out why this happened, or how to change this back to the way it was.

I tried looking up this code and the only thing I found were other people's complaints about this error message. The easiest way to do this is to right click on MY COMPUTER and go to MANAGE. Finally, you can click the button above the DEVICE MANAGER window that says SCAN FOR HARDWARE CHANGES, or you can RIGHT CLICK on the very top of the device manager list I have the tweak ui for vista but it doesn't seem to do anything.

Go to control Panel, Folder Options -- select VIEW--- select Show hidden files and folders and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (recommended)  click APPLY 2. I'm trying everything. I'm desperate. I have 2 USB 3.0 ports on my laptop, they used to work with my LaCie Minimus USB 3.0 external hard drive, but since a few weeks they just stopped behaving

If you would like the link to it I would be happy to provide it directly to you. Mine stopped working after the computer locked up and I had to power cycle it. I don't think its something to do with the electronics of the WD drive- vista for the use of a better set of words- is a little bit of a POS. You have to tell windows to give your external device another drive letter.

Any help would be great!