Explorer not responding after adding hard drive

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by George, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. George

    George Guest

    Since adding a second hard drive to my PC I am having problem with
    explorer not responding when deleting large files. The files delete ok
    but the window they were in freezes, then after a few minutes it
    recovers. Similar when transferring large files from one disk to the

    I have tried the new drive as the Primary master, Secondary master and
    secondary slave with the same results.

    IDE config is:

    Primary master = 20Gig Seagate HD
    Primary slave = Pioneer DVD drive (player)
    Secondary master = 20Gig Seagate HD
    Secondary slave = Plextor 40x12x40

    Jumpers on the back of the drives are correct. Bios picks everything up
    ok as does Windows.

    The problem only started when the second hard drive was added. Other
    than that things seem to work fine.

    Windows 98SE
    Duron 1.3Ghz
    256MB PC 133 Ram

    Motherboard bios is up to date.

    Any ideas?

    George, Jul 25, 2003
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  2. George

    °Mike° Guest

    Restrict the number of file/folders you keep in any one
    directory, *especially* 'My Documents'.

    See my sig and perform some basic cleanup maintenance.
    °Mike°, Jul 25, 2003
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  3. George

    Unk Guest

    Unk, Jul 25, 2003
  4. George

    George Guest

    Thanks for that. I'll try moving the stuff in My documents to another
    folder and just add a shortcut to it, however up until the addition of
    the new drive there was no problem and the My documents folder is the
    same size. Will give it a try all the same.
    George, Jul 26, 2003
  5. George

    Shep© Guest

    MS explorer has a bug that affects some users and not others when
    manipulating large files.
    Try the free replacement,"2X Explorer" which does not have this issue,
    Don't use the Beta version as yet.
    HTH :)
    Shep©, Jul 26, 2003
  6. George

    George Guest

    Thanks, will give it a try.
    George, Jul 26, 2003
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