External HD detached though it still shows on my computer

By tuant
Oct 28, 2008
  1. Hoping someone can help me with this......

    Sometimes when I detach my ext HD using windows 'safely remove hardware' , the device still shows as being connected under 'my computer'. Even with the external HD detached, I can still view the contents of the drive but nothing more. When I re-attach the drive, the computer freezes.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  3. tuant

    tuant TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 200

    I use CCleaner on a daily basis however I dont think that will resolve the issue.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    It's obviously a caching issue

    Which CCleaner usually rectifies

    You could try Memtest too
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