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My hdd freezesand only by switching it on/off initializes. I have connected it to an external usb adapter cause in a desktop computer was immpossible to mage it! I have formated ad reformated but nothing has changed. My HDD is hds721616pla380.

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You could run the check disk utility
click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive then defragment your hard drive or
control panel administrive tools,computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart
try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs on your hard drive then defragment your hard drive will speed up your computer

hope this helps


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