External drive freezes Comp

  woodchip 23:13 07 Aug 2006
Locked

This happens when I turn the drive on. It is OK if I boot with it switched on So it as to be a I/O problem In BIOS or WINDOWS. Any body got any ideas what's up

  Jak_1 01:12 08 Aug 2006

I would think it more of a windows problem, I've had no such problem with my Maxtor ext drive. Only thing I can think of is to delete all references to the drive in windows including the registry.
Also memory usage could be a reason if memory intensive programs are active at the time especially if the main hdd has little space thus reducing the swapfile allocation.

  woodchip 09:02 08 Aug 2006

This is a Win98se Comp that I have had to fit a new Motherboard in. I think it's the Mobo as I did not have the Problems with the other.

  woodchip 09:05 08 Aug 2006

Along with the last post, Windows loads the Icon for the drive in the System Tray but it locks the C:\ drive when it's trying to read the External drive

  terryf 09:06 08 Aug 2006

Is the ext hd USB? What does device manager indicatw? Are there any yellow marks against any device?

  wee eddie 09:23 08 Aug 2006

Does everything return to normal or does the "C Drive" remain locked

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