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Windows 7: Windows Explorer hangs on certain partitions

14 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro
Windows Explorer hangs on certain partitions

Windows Explorer hangs on certain partitions-winexp1.jpg

Above is the how I have my HDD's arranged.

Occassionally when I try to access the "I" drive it hangs up my computer. It happens often enough to be very annoying; a few times a week. There does not seem to be a pattern when it will occur.

The only way I can get it working again is to turn the computer off and disconnect the second HHD, then reboot. Then I shut down again and connect second HDD back up. That seems to fix the problem until it happens the next time.

The only reason I can think of that would cause this, is that I have renamed the partitions on the second HHD. Why it only happens with the "I" drive I have no idea.

Any ideas to fix this problem would be helpful. Thanks in advance.

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14 Feb 2012   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit

Do you occasionally boot from drive G? I notice that is is marked "active".

What is the general purpose of Disc 1? Storage?

Are partitions H and I backed up?

Have you run checkdisk or a hard disk utility on Disc 1?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro

"G" has Windows 8 installed and I never boot with it when the other HHD is hooked up.

Disk 1 has Windows 8 installed and the other two partitions are contain only data.

"H" and "I" are backed up on an external HDD.

Yes I have run CHKDISK on Disk 0 and 1.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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