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Windows 7: External hard drive "hanging" or infinite loading.

05 Dec 2013   #1
notsotechsavvy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
External hard drive "hanging" or infinite loading.

So I have a pretty, well not old, but it's not a product they carry anymore external hard drive and I had some issues with it in the past (mainly the usb port not being soldered on properly and falling off); so I just received all my replacement cords for it and ran it, it took *forever* for it to load up, which I felt was understandable seeing as there's like 200+ GB on it but when I go to like drag one item from it, it'll take more than 10 minutes and if I cancel it, it just loads.. and loads and loads; I don't know what it's doing but when it's like that, I can't do anything with it and to actually make it browse-able again, I have to force a shut down. (hold the power button)

And the files I am trying to move are just 2.5MB so they shouldn't even be taking this long..

I have quite a few files I wish to save otherwise I'd just format the whole thing but I can't when it just hangs onto the loading.

Is there a way for me to save these files?
I tried to upload them a hosting but it freezes when I do; same with dragging the images into windows paint.

Please help!

I just tried to upload some of the pictures to mediafire and it literally froze my web browser.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsotechsavvy View Post
I stand corrected, apparently this portable hard drive is not done frustrating me just yet.
Pretty sure I forgot to mention what portable hard drive I have and here it is.
The problem I'm having now is that I managed to save the files I needed from it and I formatted it just a few moments ago, but now if I access say like a picture or a video from my hard drive (there is only one file there so there is absolutely NO reason for this hard drive to be slow); it will take forever for it to load/open (my windows picture preview thing actually stops responding and so does any other opener)

That's what it's sitting at currently and will stay like that.

If I were to save that video onto my C: drive and open it there, it would not have any issues; but anything has issues opening from the hard drive.

I have to often restart it so it stops loading and so I can use explorer without it not responding.

I figured, maybe I don't have the drivers or something, so I went to the Seagate website and downloaded their driver software thing; it allowed me to check my hard drive for any issues and such. It came up clean and apparently my hard drive is functioning properly.

So I don't have an answer for this.
Allow me to show you what my Windows Media Player currently looks like and how it'll stay until I force my computer to restart:



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05 Dec 2013   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Fill out all of the System Specs in the lower left hand corner of your message. If we know what is in your PC it will help to better figure out the problem.
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05 Dec 2013   #3
notsotechsavvy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Fill out all of the System Specs in the lower left hand corner of your message. If we know what is in your PC it will help to better figure out the problem.
There, updated to the best of my knowledge, sorry if some things aren't correct/filled.

I'd also like to point out that the hard drive was never this way before and I used to use it daily and it was perfectly fine.
Now it's suddenly acting up; so I'm not sure if it's my computer or what.
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06 Dec 2013   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Thanks for filling in the specs on your PC, but the most important one, the CPU only says "4.5" which means nothing. See if you can download this so we can know what kind of CPU you have. This will give you the specs on everything in your PC Speccy - System Information - Free Download If your CPU is very slow, then that could be the problem
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06 Dec 2013   #5
notsotechsavvy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Thanks for filling in the specs on your PC, but the most important one, the CPU only says "4.5" which means nothing. See if you can download this so we can know what kind of CPU you have. This will give you the specs on everything in your PC Speccy - System Information - Free Download If your CPU is very slow, then that could be the problem
Well I can tell you right now my computer is not very slow without the need of specs.

But I'll download this and update it.

There, it's updated.
If it's wrong again, sorry.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Dec 2013   #6
notsotechsavvy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you for the support.
I have solved this issue on my own, I had to go into safe mode to retrieve the files.
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08 Dec 2013   #7
notsotechsavvy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I stand corrected, apparently this portable hard drive is not done frustrating me just yet.
Pretty sure I forgot to mention what portable hard drive I have and here it is.
The problem I'm having now is that I managed to save the files I needed from it and I formatted it just a few moments ago, but now if I access say like a picture or a video from my hard drive (there is only one file there so there is absolutely NO reason for this hard drive to be slow); it will take forever for it to load/open (my windows picture preview thing actually stops responding and so does any other opener)

That's what it's sitting at currently and will stay like that.

If I were to save that video onto my C: drive and open it there, it would not have any issues; but anything has issues opening from the hard drive.

I have to often restart it so it stops loading and so I can use explorer without it not responding.

I figured, maybe I don't have the drivers or something, so I went to the Seagate website and downloaded their driver software thing; it allowed me to check my hard drive for any issues and such. It came up clean and apparently my hard drive is functioning properly.

So I don't have an answer for this.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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