I've got a fairly new PC running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, which came pre-loaded when I bought the PC, and it seems like it hates my external HD. I've got web design work, photos, music, and school assignments stored on this HD, and it seems any time I save something I'm working on, the program I'm saving through freezes for a while (I get the "Not Responding" added to the top of the window for a bit while it tries to save).
It's happened with basically any program that tries to save a document onto that drive, be it Word, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, etc. The last incident resulted in a complete BSOD and I lost about an hour's worth of work (MS Word was kind enough not to recover it for me).
The HD is a 500GB Seagate Portable USB drive, I'm pretty sure it's this one
as I can't find the original packaging. The drive is shared over a secure home network between my computer and a laptop running Windows Vista, but the problem seems to be plaguing only the PC which the drive is actually attached to (the one running Windows 7).
I hope I've provided enough information for someone to offer some solution, as it's bothered me for a while now and finally resulted in a complete crash of the system and loss of work, rather than simply being annoying and slow.
Thanks in advance for any information you can provide me with.