I've got a weird problem with Windows Explorer and my hard drive. The drive is about 3 or4 months old WD 500GB in a new system I just built. Anyway the machine comes up fine. I can get on the net and into my mail. I can run my programs with no apparent problem with the exception of Windows Explorer. When I go in it comes up fine. I can see the drives and documents with no problem. I can go to one of the subdirectories on my C: drive and create new subs by going to file |new|directory and everything works okay. If I go to the c: drive itself I can go to view, favorites, tools and help. If I try to get into file or edit it locks up the machine. It just sites there for hours with the hourglass. If I do a <ctr>,<alt>,<del> to bring up the task manager it tells me the the c:drive is not responding. If I do an end process the windows Explorer on the C: drive goes away and things work fine again. I would really like to add a few more subdirectories be able to carry out some of the file and edit functions. I am a retired PC techie so I do have a clue or two about PCs but this one is driving me nuts. I just added the new HP printer (Office Pro K5400). I deleted the older printers and software before I added the new stuff but I think this problem predated the new printer by a few days. Since we just moved in the last couple of weeks the time frames are scrambled in my head. If any one can up with some suggestions I would really appreciate it.
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