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New External Hard Drive Slows Down Computer

by CR96 / January 23, 2012 10:25 AM PST

I have an HP Pavilion Elite HPE-112y desktop computer running Windows 7. It runs very fast, having 8GB of memory and a quad-core processor. However, my 1TB internal hard drive was full to bursting (about 1-2 GB left, and I download HD movies!) So, I bought an external hard drive (SeaGate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk, 2TB) from Best Buy, plugged it in, and installed the drivers. Now, all of a sudden, my computer has become unbearably slow. Whenever I try to transfer a large file to the EHD, the transfer freezes, and I have to restart my computer. Once, Windows Explorer crashed (only wallpaper on desktop, nothing else), and I had to hard reboot because it got stuck logging off. The second time the transfer froze, my computer blue-screened. Why would simply plugging in an EHD cause all of this to happen and how do I fix it? Even with little disc space left, my computer was running fine before all this. Angry

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 23, 2012 11:32 AM PST

Sorry, I have yet to find a solid fix. Most of the time it's due to the file having some video in it.

Try this tool ->

Good luck.

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It worked!
by CR96 / January 24, 2012 5:53 AM PST
In reply to: Yup.

Thanks for the program! Seeing a percentage is so much better than seeing "Estimating time remaining...". Plus it doesn't freeze.

It's good to see the blue bar beneath my C drive again...

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It just makes you wonder.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2012 7:58 AM PST
In reply to: It worked!

Why MSFT can't put a decent file copy function into Explorer.
Must be some committee and a bit too much Jack Daniels.

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