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Windows 7: WD WD20EARX external drive crashing PC

23 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7
 
 
WD WD20EARX external drive crashing PC

Hi guys,

I have a Windows 7 home premium PC that has a Western Digital external drive attached to it. Recently, possibly in the last month, it's been giving me grief.
When it is plugged in the PC slows down to a crawl and at times I get a BSOD. I have been unable to save to the drive for a while so I formatted it using the command prompt. It still slows the PC down and I believe it still cannot be written to ( I'll have to check this on the weekend ).
Has anyone else come across this.
Oh I have tried different USB sockets and still get the same results.

Thanks,

Sean

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23 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Why not use disk management, then delete the partitions and remake them.
Its under administrative tools, computer management


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23 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Hi sdowney717,

I think you may have misunderstood my question. I have formatted the drive but I'm wanting to know what could be causing it to crash my PC.
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24 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes you formatted but did not remove the existing partition, maybe that has some issue, malware, I dont know.
Is the drive still warranted?
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24 Jan 2013   #5

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

The drive could be failing, I've seen exactly the same thing with failing drives.
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28 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Just an FYI, the drive has packed up completely.
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