Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Re; deja vu by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 4, 2011 11:35 PM PST In reply to: deja vu Yes, that happens with If you can see the file system, continue to step 8. As i didn't know what the issue was i tried the freezer but this didn't work. V Varick, #8 2014/07/06 Bill Geek Member WindowsBBS Team Member Joined: 2002/01/11 Messages: 2,284 Likes Received: 231 Trophy Points: 593 Location: Nebraska, USA Computer Experience: Built. have a peek here
While I'm downloading and installing various drivers, Win 7 will randomly freeze and I have to hit the power button for a hard reset. http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Browse/Mac As far as freezing the whole computer goes, I have no experience. I know what I'm doing a good 99% of the time. Is the drive still under warranty? http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/253138-harddisk-cant-accessed-freeze-my-com.html
You can repeat the process only if you shut down almost immediately and go through the 24 hour freeze process again. GB Reply November 28, 2009 I'm always hearing of this trick working. I never would have thought to try this but it worked perfectly!
Who knows, but I heard about this tactic years ago, and it has saved my behind on a couple of occasions. (Of course, if it comes back up, back up the When the heads continue to not find 0 sector, this cycle repeats continuously, and the clicking or knocking you hear is the arm hitting the park post. Everything works great now. External Hard Drive Keeps Freezing you could try to disemple the box and connekt the hard disk direktly to the pc.
If it's a SATA cable then you're in luck, and there should be more than one. Computer Freezes When Accessing Hard Drive in the bios it detects the 500gb drive but windows doesnt. If the heads have crashed or are dead, which will also cause the clicking because the heads can't read anymore, freezing will do nothing. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1656174/hard-drive-error-freezing.html in win7 you can change to ahci right away because it locked in regedit so just unlocked it there will let you change to ahci with out blue screen after boot.
You may have saved me hours of fiddling around. External Hard Drive Freezes When Copying Files Report utaeladil- Jul 12, 2009 at 02:14 AM The last few problems listed here (it shows up in device manager, but not in DISK MANAGEMENT and no-where else), I would try I'm guessing your post about the WD external drive stands for Western Digital. XP sucks for degrag and don't try McAfee.
Reply Reymund Benedicto Macabenta says: February 20, 2015 at 6:29 am Hello Guys; I also experienced the same problem when I replaced my old hard drive with ssd samsung 840 evo, This maybe caused by a I/O error" or something like that. External Hard Drive Freezes Computer When Plugged In I hope to have miraculous results in the morning…really don't want to lose the files on there. External Hard Drive Freezes Windows Explorer If you have another computer laying around, take your E drive out and put it in another PC, this way you will be able to run chkdsk and format it.
It does not sound like a malware issue, but I would sure scan this system with everything in your arsenal to be sure. Repeat all of above steps on next day, as sometimes I've gotten data off drive simply by trying again. The next morning, I just plugged things in. Equipment that may vibrate the computer even at a very low frequency can cause hard drive heads to skip and jump or even scratch the platters. Wd Passport Freezes My Computer
I am running windows directly off of an SSD (240GB's), and it was already in IDE mode and I just turned on S.M.A.R.T. I have an NVIDIA graphics card like many people in these comments. If both tests pass and the computer boots to the operating system, then your job is done and you are eligible for a pat on the back. http://gbcmedina.com/hard-drive/harddisk-making-virus-scanning-sounds.php Her docs are all archived.
Note many external enclosures also support eSATA connections along with USB. Wd Test How embarrassing. so now i want to take back up can someone help me.
Kimberly Reply March 25, 2010 Ryan; I have put my whole lap top into the freezer for an hour & it's working just find right now. Try the drive in another machine, (slight drive voltage change assumed to be the miracle worker here). I cannot access my external drive. Secondary Hard Drive Freezing Computer you seem really generous to me I have really big faith in you please Report pavels59› utaeladil - Aug 24, 2009 at 07:50 AM Can you email to Email Id removed
Let us know how it goes and good luck, but it sounds like a failing drive to me. Otherwise go on to step 5. Any other ideas? http://gbcmedina.com/hard-drive/copy-win7-system-files-to-new-formatted-harddisk.php 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.
Unplug the power cord attached to the the problem usb drive, wait 30 seconds (just to be safe), then reconnect the the power cord, and wait for a few seconds. I have a WD external drive I was using as a backup, and it now is not recognized at all. I uninstalled and reinstalled my nvidia drivers as my computer would say the nvidia drivers had crashed and been recovered, and then took my graphics card out to use on board Any suggestions anyone.
In that case ThisDude, i take it that your are not running your own computer tech business or in the process of doing so? Then it got to the point that if I plugged it in via USB it would slow my entire computer and I would not be able to disconnect the external hard The NTFS version is outstanding. The drive was up long enough to get the data ghosted to another drive and we turfed it, even though it sounded fine at that point.
Bill, I am what's known as a computer moron, but relatively capable in many other things. If they are listed as something similar, they can be removed by right clicking on them and selecting UNINSTALL or yo can click on them and hit the DEL key on Anywho, what you suggested worked wonderfully. If……this was not working, then extreme temperatures always have a way of talking older hard drives into giving us what we want.
Both drives would then show up in Device Manager, but not in My Computer or Disk Management. I suggest everyone fedEx their shipments for now on, I think the constant shipping of my seagate drive via UPS may have helped lead my hard drive to failure. This problem often arises from a catastrophic hard disk crash bearings are usually the culprit, coupled with badly worn read/write heads. I've recovered both photos and video.
DON'T EXPECT THIS TO FIX YOUR DRIVE PERMANTLY OR AT ALL AND REGULARLY BACK UP YOUR DATA, IF YOU DO YOU WONT HAVE TO WORRY! Last longer then 20 minutes & is still going strong. Whats more amazing, I did it 3 months ago… and no more problems at all. If I tried again, would it get better?
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