So my old computer died(previous thread). All my data was on my hard drive, so that became by slave drive so I can transfer my files. Now this computer doesn't work good, and I'm wondering if it is the drive that is causing it. The computer starts up fine, and will run good for a little while. But eventually the cpu starts running at 100% even when nothing is running, and the computer is impossible to move. I'm trying to transfer important files off of the slave to my external drive as a backup, and then I plan on formatting the slave and use it as a drive for data storage. However, I'm wondering if the drive is bad, or this is something on that drive that is corrupting my machine, and I'm thinking about disconnecting it. But I need the space. What's the problem?!?! Wanna kill these ads? We can help!