|Hi, I have two partitions on my laptop's HDD - one is the system partition where my Windows 7 and all the Program Files reside, the other is a large partition for storing data. I will call the large one the "store partition".|
A few days ago my Windows died and I couldn't use the Windows Install CD to fix the problem (it was freezing before the install begins). So, I ran Linux KNOPPIX from a bootable CD and then used it to rescue some small data from the Windows partition and to move it to the large store partition, and after this I used KNOPPIX to format the whole Windows 7 partition to NTFS.
Then I installed a fresh Windows 7 Enterprise copy on it.
Everything is fine now, except for one huge problem.
Whenever I try to access a folder on the large store partition from this newly installed Windows 7, I get strange behavior.
When I open a folder that is located on the store partition, the whole system kind of freezes or starts to move very slowly and the top bar of Windows Explorer starts filling up slowly, like when searching for a keyword of a file name in a folder.
I think it actually does an automated search for the name of the opened folder. and this slows down and freezes the whole system.
It is hard (or maybe even impossible) to delete any files on the store partition too. System freezes and all that.
It does this automated ghost search most of the time. Sometimes it misses to do it and things look normal until the next time I try to access something on my store partition. Then it does it again.
What is causing this? Did I miss to turn on an option? Is my Windows 7 faulty? Or do I just have a faulty hard drive or something?