Windows 10: External hard drive crashing after updating to windows 10

  1.    03 Nov 2016 #1

    External hard drive crashing after updating to windows 10

    Previously had windows 7 and all my steam games on my external hard drive. Everything ran fine!

    I did a fresh install of windows 10 leaving behind nothing on the external drive or my main hard drive, I formatted and reinstalled my games.

    Now randomly windows will make the sound that a usb has been 'un-plugged' and my games will crash and sometimes wont even let me run them again for hours.

    Need help!!


    Intel core i5 3570 3.4 GHz
    gigabyte z71 motherboard
    corsair vengeance 8gb ddr5 ram
    nvidia gtx 970 gpu
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    04 Nov 2016 #2

    I'm a little confused. How or why are you running an OS off of an external drive? Is Windows 10 installed on this external drive now?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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