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Old 01-13-2006, 11:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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over last few weeks noticed something strange. I have been running XP and about 60% of the time if i try to open a picture in windows folder view it freezes up. Not the entire system but the folder. Then i crtl alt delete and doesnt seem to help so have to restart it. I havent added any new software lately. I've done a maxtor test on hard drivers,defragged it and doesnt appear to be problems there. It only ever seems to happen on pictures. i did notice a lot of hard drive noise when booting up this morning. very odd.
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I have the same thing happen to me with my maxtor HD. i switched my OS from a seagate to the maxtor (big mistake). When i just used the maxtor as a backup drive and the seagate ran my OS the computer ran flawlessly and the maxtor never froze. Do you have your OS on the maxtor?? If so only solution i know is to place it on another HD. I'm sure there are other reasons/solutions but since i have an extra HD this solution worked for me.
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Hello,

Have you defragged and done disk checks lately?
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if you set the folder to files, and not pictures, under "customize folder", it may help.
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