After reading a bit here and there, It seems I made the mistake to keep running SmartWare rather than remove this programme…
With that being said: SmartWare is taking atrocious ammounts of time to react to anything. I can’t change the tabs. The drive seems to be working, as the white light is blinking. I have previously managed to exit the programme through task manager, and then remove the drive, but, as I still needed to do a backup of my files, restarted the computer, and connected the drive again.
Now, SmartWare takes even more time to react - I am not able to press the “stop backup” button (even though it is not greyed out), and while I can force-close the programme through the task bar, or the taskmanager, I can’t “safely eject” the drive. I am guessing that removing the cable will damage the drive.
What do I do now?
(I am running Windows 7 64-bit)