WD10TMVW-11ZSMS5 1Gb lockin up

This drive is a month old and frustrates me to the point that I want to pull my hair out! If I get a couple of folders into a file this thing becomes unresponsive, or will let me click the back button but locks up at that point.

I run an XP PC and maintain it in great condition but this drive just performs like cr#p, anybody else experience this?

you should download dlg diagnostics and run the tests on it to make sure it’s not the drive.  also, have you been safely removing the drive?  if not, then you may have data corruption on the drive.   did you reformat the drive?  if so, what file format.