Why Does My WD External Hard Drive Freeze My Computer When I Try to Access a File on It?? How Can I Fix It? ?
OK, so heres the problem =( I have a 180 gig Western Digital external hard drive. Well, it has worked fine, up until a few weeks ago. First, I couldn’t get my PC to recognize it, but I have fixed that problem ( YAY!!). NOW……..any time I try to access any of my files, it freezes up on me . I mean freezes the whole damn computer, and I need to restart it to get it going again………OR I have to unplug the hard drive and then plug it back in ( which I dont want to keep doing, for fear it will totally F@#% up the drive). I try to check it for errors, but it takes FOREVER and never seems to finish =(
So……..my friends out there in cyber world……….how can I fix it??? I have 6 years worth of stuff saved that I cant get to =(
Thanks in advance for your help =)