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Hi, this was a PM directed towards me on another forum, and I have been having a hard time finding out what the problem is, maybe someone here can help us.

I'll just copy paste exactly was he said..


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Approximately three weeks ago my external hard drive began to act up. It started first with League of Legends. I have most of my "big" programs on it, because my laptop is crap and has little space. League of Legends would take fifteen minutes to load and then another twenty to actually start working. I was like "What the hell!?", and so I tired uninstalling it. This however did not sit right with my external hard drive and it basically said, "NO!" After an hour or so of messing with it I finally downloaded CCleaner and just wiped the entry from my computer. This let me reinstall LoL on my laptop, because I did not trust my external hard drive anymore. Shortly after reinstalling LoL (my external hard drive is still plugged in) my Windows Explorer decided to crash. I thought this was no big deal and went into my task manager to restart Windows Explorer. However, it kept crashing, crashing some more, and finally crashed even more. By now I was seriously confused and aggravated with everything. I unplugged my external hard drive and guess what, IT WORKED! I came to the conclusion that my external hard drive is seriously corrupted (by my own stupidity or something else) and I need to format it. Well guess what I will not even format. I have literally tried everything to fix this thing (in my knowledge at least). I have checked for errors, run antivirus, run it in safe mode, and even tried it on another computer (it also made their Windows Explorer crash), and now I am at a complete loss as to what I am to do. I really need some help with this! Please any information you can give will really help me. Also, I found it any programs that were on the external hard drive cannot be downloaded again, because it is saying that it is still installed and just screws up. I have to go into my registry and delete the program from their. Anyways, back to me needing help. PLEASE HELP ME! It is a 2 TB hard drive and it was a present. I hope somebody knows a solution.

Thanks for the help!

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Has he tried deleting the Partition in Disk Management?
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Hi. I decided to create an account just in case there was any questions (I am the one with the external HDD problem).

Sadly, I am a bit technological challenged and I have no idea what you are talking about. :/
post #5 of 11
The drive might be fine. Sounds more like the enclosure is dying. HDD enclosures (the thing around the drive) have printed circuit boards inside them with all sorts of chips on them. It's not uncommon for them to burn out.

If you had a desktop, I'd say you should open up the external and connect the drive directly to test it for problems. If it checks out fine, then you'd have ruled out the drive and now know that it's the enclosure dying.

Of course, that probably voids the warranty...
     
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post #6 of 11
check the HDD for problems using HDTune etc and see if it has errors, if it does, you may want to back up the data on another drive.
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So, I did use the free trial of HDTune and it has a lot of errors so far. I am about half way done and 3/4 of the blocks are red. :/
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Originally Posted by Spiritjoo View Post
So, I did use the free trial of HDTune and it has a lot of errors so far. I am about half way done and 3/4 of the blocks are red. :/
So either the drive or controller is dying. You won't know which without pulling the drive out and connecting it directly to a desktop computer.
     
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post #9 of 11
Ugh. I just got this 3 months ago. What luck.
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So either the drive or controller is dying. You won't know which without pulling the drive out and connecting it directly to a desktop computer.
It's rather simple, I can help you if you need.
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