HDD wont work after reinstall windows

August 8, 2019 at 01:04:27
Specs: Windows 10
So i recently got a blue screen error. Driver_power_state_failure. When i tried to restart my computer, it wouldnt. i tried everything and it still wouldnt boot normally. I just got stuck in the windows boot loading. So i decided to reinstall windows. After a lot of effort i finally got it to boot up on the USB. But i had to disconnect my HDD for it to work.

Now windows is reinstalled and everything works fine. Except for when i plug in my HDD. If i plug it in and restart my PC, it wont boot and gets stuck in windows loading like before i reinstalled windows. I have tried to unplug the HDD, and hotplug it back in when the pc is booted up. But here weird things happen. When i got to CMD-diskpart, it wont open the diskpart? When i try to go to computermanagement-diskmanagement, it wont load any disks?

When i unplug HDD everything works fine again.

So does anyone know what is happening? I really need help. I just want to wipe the HDD. There is nothing on it i cant afford to loose.

I really need help

Thanks in advance


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August 8, 2019 at 05:01:58
Is there some way you can run something like this?:

I'm wondering if the HDD itself is the trouble.

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August 8, 2019 at 19:44:28
From your description, I am assuming that you are referring to an external hard drive and not the internal boot drive.
If the drive only gave you trouble when booting, I would assume that at some time the drive was plugged into a computer when the operating system was installed and there is a boot sector on it that is confusing the BIOS as to where to find the boot info.
If you can get into BIOS set up with the drive plugged in then you can see if the drive is showing as bootable and in the boot order, if it is then make it not-bootable.
The drive is likely bad if it drives the system wacky if plugged into a running system.
If you do not need anything on the drive and just want to destroy it and the data on it before tossing it out, you can physically damage the drive by beating on it really hard with a hammer many times or even better, open the side and beat on the disks themselves to make it useless to anyone. Even a strong magnet close to the drive should in theory destroy the data but this is difficult to confirm on a drive that does not work.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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August 9, 2019 at 03:50:06
Oops, yes, external HDD, I misread this post.

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August 15, 2019 at 11:29:09
When you say hotplug , you mean its an internal HDD , how many internal HDD you have on the system and if only one, When you disconnected and reinstalled the windows, where did it got installed. On the USB ??

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