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Also it looked to me in the beginning of the scan nothing was going on, but after a minute or 2 it sayed THE DRIVE FORMAT IS NTFS...or something like that Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Let's say it is. I have a simpletch HD that does not have screws I had to literally broke the case apart... freezer cycle that the drive(s) would let me get any data off of them I'd of gone with that route. weblink

Bill, #7 2014/07/05 Varick Active Member Thread Starter Joined: 2014/07/04 Messages: 13 Likes Received: 0 Trophy Points: 26 Location: New Jersey Computer Experience: Beginner "Bill said: ↑ I would try this I'm just sayin. Then go to DISK MANAGEMENT. Is it more or less or just a likely to work or not with a Mac versus a Pc based hard drive?

External Hard Drive Freezes Computer When Plugged In

This site is not affiliated with Linus Torvalds or The Open Group in any way. I left it running for awhile hoping that maybe it was too frozen. Casey Reply November 10, 2009 Sorry about that, I misread your comment.

I placed my hard drive next to frozen pizza and chicken nuggets and left it there for 4 hours. Casey Reply November 10, 2009 Hi Brian, I think Paul was talking about putting the actual hard drive (not the whole computer) in the freezer while the hard drive was attached If it wasn't for this site I would never got the idea for fixing this, so thank you very much for your ideas and helping spirit. Wd Passport Freezes My Computer And if anyone knows a program with which I can at least rescue a bit of data before the inevitable format if it is really necessary?

My external would always show up as "External HD (E:)". Computer Freezes When Accessing Hard Drive Anyways after messing around I finally decided to make sure nothing else using power was connected to the front USB port and BINGO my WD passport drive was working. Related Resources solved Hard drive error and freezing solved Hard drive error and freezing solved Is my hard drive failing? It could be the cause, it could have contributed to this problem, or it might not have anything to do with this at all (just coincidental).

If that works, they may just start working again. (Or you could then check the DISK MANAGEMENT as listed in one of my previous posts and try to see if you External Hard Drive Keeps Freezing Ive been sitting on it not using it or my computer at all for the last 4 months, and finally order a new Western Digital hard drive with a real f*cking All that we want to recover are her photos. But, it really does work & I did it to my lap top and it's stilling running.

Computer Freezes When Accessing Hard Drive

James Reply May 23, 2011 I own a WD 500 gig external hard drive that was accidentely dropped now when i plud it in it acts like it wants to boot https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-hardware/external-hard-drive-suddenly-freezing-laptop/a8eabd35-f814-4547-9f94-956398a777e6 Report SpEEd_NiNjA- Feb 10, 2009 at 10:58 PM Now I have the same problem. 250+Gb worth of stuff on my 1Tb WD external HDD. External Hard Drive Freezes Computer When Plugged In The external hard drive fell over after I accidentally brushed up against it. (I am STILL shaking my head that something I paid alot of money for was so easily broken. External Hard Drive Freezes Windows Explorer Otherwise it sounds like the drive is completly busted.

Joey Reply September 10, 2011 Does it have to stay in the Freezer for 24 hours or can it be less time?????? http://copyprotecteddvd.net/hard-drive/can-39-t-see-folders-on-external-hard-drive.html About 3 seconds after I plug the USB jack from the external hard drive back into my computer, EVERYTHING on my computer freezes: Can't reduce pages or programs, and after a Sean Mcroberts Reply June 4, 2010 Just worked for me. Um Whenever I type E: into CMD to switch to it but when I do CMD doesnt let me type anything in after than and it doesnt start a new line Seagate External Hard Drive Freezes My Computer

Helpful +1 Report xpcman 16821Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration date ContributorStatus January 17, 2017 Last seen Oct 23, 2008 at 12:53 PM I also think you have a MBR (master boot Casey Reply September 12, 2007 Snx, Maybe this article will help. Of course this means $1,000-$2,500 at a data recovery place. check over here I froze it at -4 Degree, started and after spinning up the clicking was only ones.

I started the computer again and lo and behold I swear it started booting windows xp up. External Hard Drive Freezes When Copying Files Whats more amazing, I did it 3 months ago… and no more problems at all. I had sent my hard drive off to have data recovered.

I have heard some reports of this fixing the problem all together, however, that seems to be rare.

On this assumption I am contemplating either (1) Restoring the C Drive to an Acronis True Image (some months old) that I have on a separate internal hard drive, or (2) What is the freezer trick? Proffitt Forum moderator / February 4, 2012 4:41 AM PST In reply to: Sorry, I'm stuck on making the LiveCD CD http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/use-ubuntu-live-cd-to-backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/ Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - When Wd Test When I turned it back on it took like 10 minutes on the spinning dot things and then it said 'Scanning and repairing drive (E:' (The drive I record to) and

I'm getting different times to keep it in the freezer though. only if the hardisk is out of warranty. fix the MBR on drive 2 your E drive (((( NOT on drive 0 which is your C drive)))) Report kegar89 6Posts Tuesday October 21, 2008Registration date October 23, 2008 Last http://copyprotecteddvd.net/hard-drive/computer-doesn-39-t-recognize-external-hard-drive.html Cheers Report lifeisgood- Feb 3, 2009 at 06:31 AM try install net framework 3.5 from WINDOWS UPDATE'MICROSOFT'.

As I dont want to loose 250Gb of data that is on there. by Edward ODaniel / February 3, 2012 2:26 PM PST In reply to: Why is my external hard drive freezing my pc? However it does not mean that nothing is wrong with the drive. In theory, I believe, this would work with hard drives with slightly warped platters; unfrozen, your busted drive is grinding the head against the platters as a result.

Hopefully I can be another cinderella story like some of the earlier posts… Brian Reply November 10, 2009 Hey Paul, Did you have any luck with putting your MyBook (with power Recently the drive has started to be accessed for long periods of time for no apparent reason when the computer is not actively in use. Bad. i open it again and it saying that i have to back up my files and reformat my hard drive.

Now I have read in several places about the "freezer trick" (e.g. and I was also able to use Partition Find and Mount which showed that all my data was in fact in tact. Could this make it run long enough to recover large amounts of data? Browse through folders to the image location and select itd.

Well, consider that solution as over as the last Ice Age. will it work as well? So I did the freezer. Report HW- Feb 4, 2009 at 03:50 PM The link to the website is: http://haroldweaver.com Report sonfeli› JBC3D - May 12, 2009 at 05:56 PM I already change the driver letter