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Windows 7: PC Freezing after connecting Hard Drive

05 Oct 2011   #1
polorsport

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
PC Freezing after connecting Hard Drive

I'm having a problem with a dying hard drive freezing my pc after having it installed.

I'm trying to transfer the files on it to an old hard drive but can't. I initially was able to transfer for about 20 minutes when the whole pc froze. Things seem to work normally after a reboot though and the dying hard drive unplugged.

Anyone have any ideas, I really need the data on that hd but its 1.45 tb I need to transfer.


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06 Oct 2011   #2
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by polorsport View Post
I'm having a problem with a dying hard drive freezing my pc after having it installed.

I'm trying to transfer the files on it to an old hard drive but can't. I initially was able to transfer for about 20 minutes when the whole pc froze. Things seem to work normally after a reboot though and the dying hard drive unplugged.

Anyone have any ideas, I really need the data on that hd but its 1.45 tb I need to transfer.
Have you tried connecting the drive and then booting off the hiren boot cd and copying the files that way?

Info Link: Hiren's BootCD 14.1 - All in one Bootable CD www.hiren.info
Download link: Download Hiren

This has worked for me many times for PCs that just wont boot with a faulty drive. I found the DOS filemanager tools the easiest for me to use; simple and straight to the task.
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06 Oct 2011   #3
polorsport

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

The drive that is giving me problems, that I'm trying to transfer files from is not my boot drive. I don't know if that will help me. The difficulties I'm having booting are when this bad drive is connected. If I disconnect it, I can use my pc normally.

I currently have it connected to a wd elements external enclosure running Western Digital Data life Diagnostic extended test. Although, it did fail the fast test so I don't know if there is any point to it.
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06 Oct 2011   #4
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by polorsport View Post
The drive that is giving me problems, that I'm trying to transfer files from is not my boot drive. I don't know if that will help me. The difficulties I'm having booting are when this bad drive is connected. If I disconnect it, I can use my pc normally.

I currently have it connected to a wd elements external enclosure running Western Digital Data life Diagnostic extended test. Although, it did fail the fast test so I don't know if there is any point to it.
I understand that. it only takes one bad drive to stop a system booting. That's why I suggested booting of the hiren boot CD as it isn't as fussy about drive status. If you can't get the data of the drive using Hiren's, or other similar tools, then you'll potentially need to look at professional data recovery.

Of course, nothing replaces regular backups.
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06 Oct 2011   #5
polorsport

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I just burned it as a dvd. What program would you suggest using to get my data back. If possible I would very much like to transfer everything to another driver.
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08 Oct 2011   #6
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by polorsport View Post
I just burned it as a dvd. What program would you suggest using to get my data back. If possible I would very much like to transfer everything to another driver.
Hi Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Been away from my PC for a couple of days.

The tool I most often use is DiskGenius.

But Hirens has many tools. Quite often, these tools can repair the drive and get it working again. For example, if the partition table or MBR has become corrupted.

The tool that you feel comfortable with, that is easiest for you to understand might be the one that best suits your needs.

Again, sorry for the delay in getting back to you.

Tanya
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