I have a Maxtor 3200 external hard drive...been running fine for 2 or so years.
Recently, I've noticed that when I try to access certain files/folders on the drive, it simply crashes the computer. I first thought it could be my machine/OS so i tried using another computer and the same thing happens.
I have done a basic 'ScanDisk' check in Windows and its found no errors. I did not select the 'Automatically fix file system errors' or 'Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors' as the last time I did, it simply just deleted the files rather than fixing them.
I am looking to purchase a new external drive and copy the files over but when trying to do this with my local drive, it simply crashes.
Any help would be appreciated, I have a lot of important data on the drive I cant afford to lose!!