HWiNFO64 gets stuck when external USB drives are attached



HWiNFO64 passes the system analysis when I switch off my external USB drives. But when they are attached and running, the analysis gets stuck. I compared both debug reports, and the moment with the last line in the report when I kill the process via task manager appears to be a S.M.A.R.T. test.

Which of the start options would you suggest to try to disable to avoid that?


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You will need to disable "S.M.A.R.T. Support" or the entire "Drive Scan" if that won't help.
I believe this also causes crashes with a driver power failure. The second or third time my Windows 10 vanishes after I tested that.