Why is my external hard drive freezing my pc?
by blownit - 2/3/12 1:07 PM
I hadn't turned on my external HD for some weeks, but now when I do my pc freezes up, except that I can move the curser, which will move about the screen. I cannot open, or close any programs, and Control/Alt/Delete does not open the usual list of activities. When I try to close a program I get the message that it is "unresponsive". When this happened repeatedly I assumed there was a fault with the HD and spent £50 on a new one, only to find the pc behaves in exactly the same way with the new HD. I have run Chkdsk and no errors were found. What can I do next, please? Running XP Home.
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