Problem: when copying a large files from external hard disk 1 to external hard disk 2 (both are connected to Windows 7 PC via USB port), Windows PC will hang.
Applies to: Windows 7 Pro
Trouble Shoot: goto “Event Viewer” to determine if there is an error message “An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk2\DR2 during a paging operation.”
Solution: enable “virtual memory” or “paging file” for the external hard disk.
- goto “Advanced system settings”
- goto “Advanced -> Performance -> Settings”
- goto “Advanced -> Change”
- uncheck “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives”, select the hard disk, check “System managed size”, then “Set”
Windows 7 PC will no longer hang or stall when copying large files.