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JonnyWisco
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Registered: ‎02-10-2012
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2TB Drive is now not responsive

I've had my 2TB WD external hard drive for about 6 months now with no problems whatsoever, until now.  I had to take my laptop apart to fix the keyboard, which entailed me taking out the disk drive.   So I got everything back together, it seems the disk drive is resetting or whatever, but my WD drive is lagging like crazy.  It shows up but it is really slow.  I figured it had to recognize all the files on there or something, there is quite a bit on there.  So I left it sitting on all night thinking it would recognize everything by then, but no! I can get on to the first file page and start up a video I have on there, but when I try to open subfolders some make it unresponsive.  One subfolder that I checked worked but when I try to open yet another subfolder it becomes unresponsive same as the others.  I'm thinking this has to be something with my laptop, but I have no idea how to fix it.  So if you know please help! 

 

Oh, and sometimes it restarts itself.  I also tried doing the check disk thing but it takes a really long time to even get started, everything is just so slow now.

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Vadir
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Registered: ‎10-26-2010
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Re: 2TB Drive is now not responsive

Your drive may be failing, to confirm this you can run an Extended Test: http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/940/session/L3RpbWUvMTMyODk2MzUxMS9zaWQvcU5SS3dxUWs%...

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Awopero
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Registered: ‎11-03-2011
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Re: 2TB Drive is now not responsive

Mate, repeat after me  R E P L A C E  I T!!!!

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