Laptop freeze when connect USB HDD

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December 16, 2009 at 08:12:35
Specs: windows vista, core2quad /8 gb ram
hi i was working on my laptop normally and then the power went off , and then when i tried to turn the laptop back on it got stuck at the part where it loads windows so i rebooted again and same problem so i went to the BIOS and tried to do a HD diagnosis but it says no hard disk found , i took out the hard disk and put it on USB mobile rack and plugged it on another computer to see whats wrong with it but whenever i plug it in it freezes my computer and when i unplug it then it unfreezes although the computer recognizes the hard disk model and partitions so can somebody help me fix it please or to recover my data :(

i cant use chkdsk or windows disk management tools as they freeze when i plug my hard disk as well here is a snapshot maybe it will help

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December 16, 2009 at 13:42:21
If it locks up in another system then about the only thing that might work would be replacing the controlboard on the drive. It would have to be from an identical drive in the same manufactured series to have any chance of success. However it sounds like the drive make/model etc info is being recognized and the freezup happens when trying to access data from the disk itself rather than the drive controlboard. This may indicate a failure of the drive motor or rear/write head controls. If that is the case it's now a paperweight.

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