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Old 12-26-2007, 05:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default USB Hard drive acting strange

I have a 500gb USB drive that has been acting funny lately. I open it up, and as soon as I try and open a sub folder it just sits there, doesn't actually respond to anything I do.

If I do a dir /s in a cmd prompt it scans everything.

So I'm not sure if it's a windows problem or a drive problem or what....

Any ideas?
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what's the os? I'm guessing drive problem and not windows problem.
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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(sorry, for that important detail)

Also should mention I'm not a complete computer dolt.
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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well...aside from it all...you either have malware or a highly fragmented drive
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I don't have malware. It's a fresh install of windows as of about 3 days ago and I haven't really touched it since.

I'll check the fragmentation of it I guess.
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