Hi, for some reason the other day an external hard disk of mine stopped working. Whenever I plug it in, My Computer freezes and stops responding. I'm unable to access disk management either because it freezes too. I've tried it on my laptop and my desktop and the same thing happens. The hard disk itself seems to be fine at first, it makes the same noise it always does when its first connected. But then after about 30 seconds it makes the noise again, and then it continues to make the noise.
In case you're wondering, I do keep backups... I keep them on this hard disk. It contains copies of files I no longer have on my laptop but I still need to keep because I occasionally use them. I never thought about keeping a backup of a backup.
Does anyone know how to fix this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.