Ok. Currently I'm running an Everex Stepnote N Series laptop model NM 3500 W, 32 bit windows 7 Old piece of crap. I've upgraded to windows 7 recently and had nothing but trouble with this thing. The biggest problem is transferring files. I have a large file, approx 50 gigs to move. I plugin the external, boot it up, drag/drop the file and it works fine for about 3 minutes before freezing the computer entirely, killing the transfer in the process. The only way to make the system respond is to hold the power button until shutdown. I ran msconfig and killed all other system processes in the background, suggestion by google, and it still screws up in the same way, ever time, like clockwork. Any ideas?