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Computer freezes when i open exernal hard drive

Last response: in Storage
June 13, 2012 5:29:47 PM

i have a 1 terabyte drive connected to a usb 2.0 port thats pretty full, just checked and its got about 200gb free. whenever i open it up my computer will work fine for a few seconds but will then slow to a complete crawl. i check the physical memory usage and its being completely eaten up by something. after i close out of the drive the physical memory will drop back down to normal after a few seconds and everything will work normally again. why is this happening and is there any way i can fix it?
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June 13, 2012 8:49:52 PM

Check your drive for viruses!
June 13, 2012 10:32:36 PM

no viruses. and it doesnt happen every single time. it happens just enough to be annoying
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