|Well the freeze up occurs as soon I plug in the USB external hard drive. Doesn't matter which one, as I have three Seagates, and one WD. The point at which it freezes is once it says, New hardware item...bla bla bal...Seagate Mass storage device (the tool tip) pops up. Ok, it NEVER gets to the point of saying the new hardware is ready to use. Always worked before. If I leave it plugged in, or plug in it in safe mode, they work. Strange right? lol I can even leave it plugged in. Reboot, and it's working then. It's just if Windows is on, and then I plug it in, then the problem starts.|
It isn't indexing, I have had it turned off always from years ago. Checked, it is still off.
The AV is fine. I disabled it, still the same problem.
Did CHKDSK /R on all 4 usb drives on my other PC's, and they all checked out fine.
System is clean, as I keep it very update and scanned often. Very particular what I do. I use ESET, Malwarebytes, and Superantispyware, and Spyware Blaster.
System event log is clean. No yellow exclamation marks and no Red X's.
Task manager will pop up briefly at the moment it begins to freeze, but it shows everything working fine. CPU usage is great at 2% or less. No froze apps. Then after a few more commands or clicks, it freezes. It won't even go as far to let me shut down, it freezes, but MOUSE keeps working. I had to do a hard power down.