I have an external hard drive that freezes my computer (running windows 7) every time i use it. I tried using it on other computers and it seems to run fine. Those computers were running OS from windows xp - windows 8.
I have tried it on all ports on the computer. It recognizes the external drive, and I am able to explore it; though, when i transfer files to my computer it freezes.
yeah. thats what i thought. just making sure we were thinking the same thing. I use a power bar to ground the computer. The computer i am using is a recent model so I am pretty sure it has a grounded system already built in. Plus, I really don't think it has anything to do with grounding.I guess i did not mention this but it worked perfectly fine before with out any problems. Here is the story: bought new computer, tried external hard drive on it, does not work. After about six months I am able to use my external hard drive perfectly with no problems on the same computer. Few months later re-installed the OS and it does not work anymore. Same location, same computer, same external hard drive.