I have a 500GB hard drive that is about 3 years old. I've used it for video editing and it's been on and spinning for almost the full 3 years solid, with an occasional weekend shutdown every few months.
Just today, I'm able to open the hard drive folder and see the contents, but when I double click on any of the folders it freezes and hangs the OS. The only way to get out of it is to restart Windows Explorer.
Is this a sign that my hard drive is going bad?
I'm on Windows 7 x64 Ultimate.