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Though, I noticed that most of the thumbs.db files were coming from one of the folders in my HDD, I am deleting that folder now... SHOW ME NOW CNET © CBS Interactive Inc.  /  All Rights Reserved. Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community. About CNET Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement Help Center Log in or Sign up TechPowerUp Forums www.techpowerup.com Forums > Software > General Software > Welcome to http://splashwebservices.com/external-hard/external-hard-drive-causing-blue-screen-crash.php

Windows Explorer crashes whenever I open my external HDD or thumb drive in explorer.. It is set to power down when not in use because I don't need it all the time. Did that, restarted pc, but it wouldn't pick up the drive at all. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community. http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/336224-accessing-files-hdd-causes-explorer-crash.html

External Hard Drive Keeps Crashing Windows Explorer

this help me alot !I set my drive to folder detail view and the crash didn't happenedso I try access into a folder one by one and found one that crashI You're the man! I have exactly the same problem as the guys here, only my Explorer crashes every time I open a certain folder that is full of v large images (jpgs, gifs and Can anyone help?

You can shut off previewing, and it goes away. i've helped you fix this one before, you shoulda remembered! You can shut off previewing, and it goes away. Wd Diagnostics Reply With Quote April 2nd, 2012,10:38 AM #7 biggsy68 View Profile View Forum Posts Visit Homepage Virtual Intern Join Date Mar 2002 Location uk Posts 204 Ok I've run the diagnostic

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External Hard Drive Windows Explorer Not Responding

uninstall any codecs and codec packs you have (reboot!) and install either CCCP (the pack i use) or FFDSHOW on its own. Gaming on External HDD Crashes PC? External Hard Drive Keeps Crashing Windows Explorer This doesn't affect other drives and Explorer doesn't crash when opening the D drive. Disable Explorer Thumbnails I am no sure if it's the OS or the hard drive.

by prontera09 / January 4, 2014 8:47 PM PST In reply to: Set explorer to Detail view ... Check This Out The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. I removed that, but it made no difference. Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed. External Hard Drive Causing Computer To Freeze

Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Mar 4, 2008 at 10:59 PM #1 Zero Ice New Member Joined: Feb 17, 2008 Messages: 25 (0.01/day) Thanks Received: 2 Location: Central The only slight issue would be if you regularly forget to turn the external drive off, where leaving it running all the time would slightly increase wear on the drive motor Nick. http://splashwebservices.com/external-hard/does-plugging-in-a-usb-save-any-hidden-files-to-your-computer-hdd.php window.

Building a Syringe Gun Number to English word converter At what falling distance can someone ignore the fall damage cap? Seatools For Windows Sadly, I have not noted time when it started crashing. So, I open up My Computer, open my F Drive and boom: "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and must close".

Apparently it can cause damage to the drive, am I correct?

Update: What I've tried till now and some more useful info: I have tried accessing in safe mode. Zero Ice says thanks. Sign up now! Chkdsk wd external hdd not showing up in file explorer solved External HDD detected and can be safely removed but not showing on explorer solved Windows explorer not showing correct used space

i use xvid 1.22 ( aint needed to update this for years) Link = http://www.xvid.org/ Feb 28, 2011 at 11:14 AM #21 Mussels Moderprator Staff Member Joined: Oct 6, 2004 whenever i try to open up that drive, explorer crashes and says windows explorer stopped working. are you having the issue in XP or vista, because i had the issues mostly in XP and somtimes in vista Wile E is the regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll command for Xp have a peek here The date is February 27, 2011, so this thread is still pertinent.

I can't see it under "my computer" but it's showing up in device manager. For example , you open a folder with AVI's and explorer scans all the filenames, your AV suite scans all the file contents on the display and loads shell executeables that Reply With Quote April 2nd, 2012,12:35 PM #9 biggsy68 View Profile View Forum Posts Visit Homepage Virtual Intern Join Date Mar 2002 Location uk Posts 204 Think I will do that. I've ordered a new one now.

but I would just like to know a little bit more info about what and where I'm enabling and disabling features in Windows XP. Mar 6, 2008 at 5:21 AM #4 Zero Ice New Member Joined: Feb 17, 2008 Messages: 25 (0.01/day) Thanks Received: 2 Location: Central KY Can I do anything or give you Mar 20, 2008 at 5:00 AM #12 Wile E Power User Joined: Oct 1, 2006 Messages: 24,323 (6.47/day) Thanks Received: 3,778 System Specs System Name: The ClusterF**k Processor: 980X @ 4Ghz Feb 28, 2011 at 5:38 AM #18 Wile E Power User Joined: Oct 1, 2006 Messages: 24,323 (6.47/day) Thanks Received: 3,778 System Specs System Name: The ClusterF**k Processor: 980X @ 4Ghz