Windows 10: External hard drive crashing windows explorer in windows 10, command CHKDSK /P does not work

Discus and support External hard drive crashing windows explorer in windows 10, command CHKDSK /P does not work in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I'm trying to format my hard drive, it is a 2TB Seagate expansion drive, and i'm unable to right click/open it because windows file explorer will crash... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by RobbieRatcliff, Nov 22, 2018.

  1. External hard drive crashing windows explorer in windows 10, command CHKDSK /P does not work


    I'm trying to format my hard drive, it is a 2TB Seagate expansion drive, and i'm unable to right click/open it because windows file explorer will crash immediately after clicking on it. I've tried to run check disk in command prompt but that does not work, and after letting the device troubleshooter run for about 30 minutes I gave up. Does anyone know if I can format the drive without using file explorer?

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    RobbieRatcliff, Nov 22, 2018
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  2. Zero Ice Win User

    Windows Explorer crashes whenever I open my external HDD or thumb drive in explorer..

    Windows Explorer crashes whenever I open my external HDD or thumb drive in explorer..

    So, I open up My Computer, open my F Drive and boom: "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and must close". It is really annoying! I am fine everywhere else in explorer, but something just screws up when I try the external HDD (USB) or my thumb drive.

    Can anyone help?
     
    Zero Ice, Nov 22, 2018
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  3. Ahhzz Win User
    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Nov 22, 2018
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  4. jsmin Win User

    External hard drive crashing windows explorer in windows 10, command CHKDSK /P does not work

    Windows Explorer crashes and thumbnails problem

    Hi, I hope you can help me.
    Windows Explorer is no longer showing thumbnails on files played by Windows Media Player. I've run cmd and regsvr32 shmedia.dll and regsvr32 shimgvw.dll. That seemed to solve the problem...but it created a different one. Now when I try to open a folder on an external hard drive it crashes. I read in an old 2008 post it was an avi file causing the problem and suggested the run cmd regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll. That solved the opening problem but recreated the thumbnail problem. Any help to achieve both functions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
     
    jsmin, Nov 22, 2018
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