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Windows 7: My Computer (explorer.exe) keeps searching for Drives

08 Oct 2014   #1
Amber Wells

windows 7 64bit
My Computer (explorer.exe) keeps searching for Drives

Hi experts, im experiencing a strange problem on my windows 7 64bit laptop.
While working on my PC for several minutes when i click/open "My Computer" it keeps searching for my hard drives non stop (endlessly). I have a external drive Seagate and it runs well. I am able to browse the Seagate external and play music, etc... but this issue even happens when I have the external drive unplugged from my laptop. It just keeps searching non stop.

However its not freezing or hanging up and i can still open my drives/folders using run command and after sometime it will work just fine again.
Thanks in advance.

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09 Oct 2014   #2
Amber Wells

windows 7 64bit

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 My Computer (explorer.exe) keeps searching for Drives

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