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Windows 7: Internal Harddrive Keeps Turning Off

21 Jun 2014   #1
NathanSouthCoas

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 
Internal Harddrive Keeps Turning Off

Hello

I have an old internal hard drive 3.5 out of an old PC, wanting to use as a external hard drive. I have tried to use it with my laptop and PC. As soon as i turn on any of the units the drive is set up to, the drive shuts down straight away.

Your thinking, how i have it set up. I have taken the cables from the internal hard drive in laptop or PC and connect strait to the old internal hard drive 3.5.

I have tried a USB to SATA 22-Pin 2.5" Hard Disk Driver Adapter Cable but this will not work.

http://miniimg1.rightinthebox.com/im...0376277310.jpg

I have tried putting a windows OS on drive booting from flash drive, It will not work.

I would be grateful for any input from anyone

Thanks


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21 Jun 2014   #2
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

If I am understanding correctly, you are using the USB attachment you linked to, to run a 3.5" hard drive. That will not work on a 3.5" drive. It will work on a 2.5" drive. But, a 3.5" drive requires more power than the USB can put out. An external 3.5" hard drive needs it's own external power source, or needs to be installed inside a desktop computer with the standard connections for power and data.
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21 Jun 2014   #3
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Try a USB dock


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22 Jun 2014   #4
NathanSouthCoas

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Thanks for the replies.

essenbe wrote:
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3.5" hard drive needs to be installed inside a desktop computer with the standard connections for power and data.
This was the first thing i tried, when i turn on the PC it shuts down straight away with this drive installed.

DocBrown wrote:
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Try a USB dock
Cool bit of kit to have.

Thanks DocBrown for picture.
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22 Jun 2014   #5
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Do you mean the hard drive shuts down or the computer shuts down? If it is the computer and the Hard drive is properly installed, then there is a very good chance the hard drive is dead. As for as the external Dock that Doc Brown showed, that is an excellent idea. I use 3 of them with my computers.

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22 Jun 2014   #6
NathanSouthCoas

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

essenbe wrote:
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Do you mean the hard drive shuts down or the computer shuts down?
The computer shuts down anyway, but which is first i don't know. I have tried another drive on the same PC and all is ok.


essenbe wrote:
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If it is the computer and the Hard drive is properly installed, then there is a very good chance the hard drive is dead.
Ok, Thanks for reply.
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22 Jun 2014   #7
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

The dock I showed the pic of will hold a 2.5 or 3.5 IDE HD in the first slot and a 2.5 or 3.5 Sata HD in the second slot.

I even have another dock that has 3 slots, 2 for Sata & 1 for IDE.

You can see a lot of pics of different brand units on eBay, Amazon, NewEgg, & TigerDirect.
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22 Jun 2014   #8
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
The dock I showed the pic of will hold a 2.5 or 3.5 IDE HD in the first slot and a 2.5 or 3.5 Sata HD in the second slot.

I even have another dock that has 3 slots, 2 for Sata & 1 for IDE.

You can see a lot of pics of different brand units on eBay, Amazon, NewEgg, & TigerDirect.
And, they are worth their weight in Gold, just like Doc Brown is.
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