Ok So i have an external USB harddrive that is I accidentitally made active. After i did that, It won't even show up. While its plugged in i try to go to Computer Management or DISKPART it just stalls after i open computer management or diskpart won't do anything
If I shut down the computer and plug it in, and then start the computer. It hangs at "windows is starting up" and stays there indefinately until I unplug the USB harddrive in which case it starts up normally.
Please Help. Please note that I can't even set it to not-active because it stalls everything that is used for that (computer management and DISKPART) once its plugged in.
More abouthard drive show active
ohhh and if i plug it in i do get the sound letting me know that a usb device has been plugged in but once i try to click "safely remove hardware" nothing happens
Ok so here's what i did in case anyone is wondering.
I installed Ubuntu on my USB key. I opened ubuntu and ran disk utilities. I deleted the 3 partitions that were on there. I opened back up windows. I had to assign a partition to the drive in Computer Management.