|So here is the list of what's happening:|
Only Happens with 500 Gb hard drive plugged in
Every 1:20 minutes computer stops responding completely for 1:02 exactly every time. At ~45 seconds into working time, computer stops working for less then 5 seconds, then works again for remaining time.
If you go into Windows explorer and click on drive, explorer freezes. Explorer will not end process from task manager. Can get explorer to go away (a.k.a no task bar or windows) and run new instance of explorer but then both are running.
Task Manager not ending any processes very well.
Can access the drive from dos and read the initial folders, but I could not enter any folder. Was able to copy part of a single file, took about 10 minutes, DOS window froze and it didn't copy any more.
With drive plugged in, BIOS usually takes a while to boot.
Have had brand new motherboard, and CPU since problem started.
Once got message: "could not write to file: H:\$mft" this was after the problem started, occurred in normal computer usage, not writing to the drive.
This is not a system drive, there are no windows components on the drive, there is 1 hidden folder with a bunch of letters and numbers for a title. This folder contains Windows media stuff, maybe the DRM stuff, not sure, and not sure why it's on that drive. Other then that there are no other programs on the drive, it is mainly used as a media drive. Was able to go into this folder only.
Can access other drives in the system.
Windows asks to do a checkdisk on the drive whenever it is plugged in. This ends up getting to the beginning of phase 2 and freezing.
Installed Western Digital Diagnostic Tools; ran the comprehensive test, started on the first cluster, after 2 hours still on same cluster with time remaining 16+ hours and counting up. Ended that, tried the simple test, got back a SMART error "03" didn't tell me much.
Also, on the "old' motherboard whenever it booted with the drive plugged in the windows load screen would show up dim, and bar would not move. It would eventually load but took about 20 minutes. Not a problem with the new setup.
Sorry for the novel of problems but I've tried to be thorough with the description of my problem.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I am out of ideas.