I have tried several forms of troubleshooting-disabling aero, safe mode, robocopy, just about anything you can think of. The problem is, that running windows back-up or copying large folders to or from a and external usb hdd in Win7 grinds my system to a hault. Even if I end the taskmgr process and manage to shut down the copying process, my machine remains virtually frozen and usually requires a forced re-start. Any ideas? Even recently tried re-syncing my zune after a clean install(to try and fix the problem) caused this. In perf monitor, the process that uses up 90+ % or the cpu as the system starts to shut down and throughout is called "system interrupts" with no pid.
My copy is legal but other than language packs and defender, I am getting no updates. I had read that there were some unpublished updates lead that change the hardware abstraction layer from 16385 to 16399. The blue screen review program says that particular driver -hal.dll- is the cause of the problem. ANyone else having this problem? I have seen it in other forums, posted there, no answers yet. After the zune problem, It almost seems like a USB driver problem or chipset but I have the latest nforce(GeForce) dual drivers installed and nvidia assures me their product is not the issue-I know, big surprise.
Had no prob with this in vista, could copy many large folders at a time with no issue-6 or 7 windows b4 it affected performance. And the drives are all working fine on any other machine I try the same ops on though I haven't found another one with 7 on it to test. It happens after a clean install and before any AV products or updates are installed. I even bought a new 500gb WD passport just to see if it was all four of my old drives-same issue.
I know, I should have come here first. But any help anyone can offer would be great!