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excitableone

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Using a Compaq laptop, Presario 1030US. The C drive, 100gb Seagate, boots. My Logitech wireless mouse, via USB, is working fine. The HP printer, via USB, works fine.

I had a Seagate 400gb external, via USB, online for ?2 years?
I added a Seagate 750gb external, Firewire400, several months ago.
Both drives are IDE.

Over the weekend, the system bogs down, almost dosen't respond and neither external drive shows or is accessible. Unplug the 2 externals and the speed and response are normal and all other components seem ok.

Spybot, Ad-Aware, Norton, Defender and Stopzilla run 24/7. None have found an issue.

Any thoughts???
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Do the hard drives have their own power? Maybe you are drawing too much power from the laptop? Do you have another computer to try the drives on?
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Each external drive has its own power supply. No problems with the set-up for several months. Then, over the weekend...

No recent hardware or software changes.

Will be testing on another rig early next week.
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