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Windows 7: Western Digital Driver won't update - software says its in use

16 Jan 2014   #31
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Do not connect that drive until someone asks you to there might be viruses on it.
Connecting it causes havoc on your machine rendering it almost useless
Running an AV program - cleaning up any viruses it might find and then reconnecting the ext HD is a vicious circle.

Do NOT connect it to another machine. I know you have already, but just don't do it again.

The ext HD drive might be beyond repair - hard to tell at this point.

The good news is that you aren't concerned about the data on the drive.

Restart your machine if you haven't already, then

The only thing I'd like you to do before anything else is run a FULL scan with MSE.


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16 Jan 2014   #32
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Update: I actually performed a system restore which restored my pc to about 36 hours ago. I'm also doing a full scan using Microsoft Security Essentials and have installed Malwarebytes. Maybe I should finish going through the clean install tutorial and then give it a couple days before I bother about this ext HD that way I won't undo stuff that I've done if I have a need to perform another system restore.
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16 Jan 2014   #33
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Sounds like a very good plan.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arayfo1 View Post
Update: I actually performed a system restore which restored my pc to about 36 hours ago. I'm also doing a full scan using Microsoft Security Essentials and have installed Malwarebytes. Maybe I should finish going through the clean install tutorial and then give it a couple days before I bother about this ext HD that way I won't undo stuff that I've done if I have a need to perform another system restore.
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