Installed HDD sata. PC does not boot up

January 26, 2012 at 06:00:45
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Q9550 2.83Ghz/6GB
I lost the psu of my hdd portable. So i took the hdd off its enclosure and installed on a desktop (with the computer shutdown). When i boot up it freezes. Can't even access BIOS. it is not the OS HDD. it is a backup one.

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#1
January 26, 2012 at 06:51:53
thats the most ridiculous thing ive heard no offense bro.
but u cant get into windows because its a backup HDD and it has no OS on it, plus u cant connect a portable HDD into a SATA motherboard with a SATA cable because its an external HDD not an internal one

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#2
January 26, 2012 at 14:09:18
Are you for real??? What i´m saying (maybe you did not understand me) The OS HDD is fine and running. My computer is fine and running. I have 4 HDD's installed in my computer. I was just adding another one to it! And yes i can connect the disk! one of the one's i have installed was and 3'5HDD external... (The external disks are the same as internal... just have a enclosure and connecting board.. remove that and you have an internal HDD, no offense but you do not know anything about computers/hardware. you must really, really did not understand my point). This new one is the same thing but its behaviour is not normal (THAT IS THE POINT OF THIS DISCUSSION) After connecting the 3'5 SATA HDD (that i removed from its enclosure) the computer freezes on boot up not allowing me to enter BIOS. If i disconnect the new HDD, everythiong is back to normal.

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#3
January 26, 2012 at 14:52:24
Take one of the working drives out and put the one from the external case in it's place. If it still locks up, it's probably a good indication that the drive has gone bad.

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#4
January 26, 2012 at 20:47:55
Is it a 3TB (or larger) hard drive with GPT formatting?

The hard drive controllers on many older computers don't know what to do with GPT disks. I ran into this problem when I installed a single-partition 4TB GPT drive in my HTPC. It froze during the hard drive detection phase of POST. I eventually got it to work by making two 2TB MBR partitions with GParted.

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#5
January 27, 2012 at 00:37:30
It's a 750 Gb HDD... so it is not a size problem :) i first though it could be the desktop psu that could not handle the pressure but i remove 2 of the HDD's and it freezes anyway.....i dont have any other way of trying the HDD in another computer but it is becoming clear to me that the HDD is gone bye bye.....

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#6
January 27, 2012 at 07:11:07
sry man what i probably misunderstood what u said. what i understood was that u have an external HDD(did not know what u meant by enclosure) and want to install it in ur motherboard. but after the second post i got what u asked for.
and yes iam offended on what u said about me not knowing anything about computers cz there is a difference between not understanding and not knowing i did not get ur point but now i did. if u cannnot try it on another computer then how will u be able to diagnose if there is an HDD issue or not

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