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Windows 7: Having difficulties accessing my old hardrive.

29 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Having difficulties accessing my old hardrive.

My laptop started randomly shutting down a while ago but only when i play a game, but if i have both of my 3d modeling programs, itunes, chrome, and other programs running the computer would run fine for hours on end. A couple days ago the laptop did its usual random shutdown. so i started it back up and the mouse wouldnt work. so after opening it up and reconneting the cable to the board the computer wont boot. It'll get to the starting windows screen but after a minute or two it show a blue screen for about a fraction of a second then restart. It'll keep doing that till i uplug it and take the battery out. I cant start in any of the safe mode options, i cant launch windows repair. Im not able to use a recovery disc cuz the laptop didnt come with one. I basically cant do anything. Now the computer will shut down randomly again but during startup, but the laptop is still cold. So now i decided to take out the hardrive hoping to either save the files or most of them at least or to find the cause of my problem and fixing it. After i hook the hard drive up to my desktop via SATA cable it shows up in My Computer as System Reserved and Local Disk (F: ) but i cant access local disk but i can access system reserve. At the top of the explorer i just get a green bar that never reaches the end and when i click on local disk the explorer becomes unresponsive and what not.
I open devices and printers and it read the hard drive as usb storage so i checked device manager and it recongizes it as a Hitachi Hard Disk. When i click on disk management Nothing happens besides at the bottom it says " Connecting to Virtual Disk Service" for an extreme amount of time. I also tried booting the hard drive on the desktop but it goes through the same proccess as it did on the laptop and i also cant do anything. I dont know what else to do. I checked about 100+ forums but nothing. Any help would be very appreciated.

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29 Oct 2012   #2

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

System Reserved and Local Disk (F: ) are on same physical disk?
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29 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

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 Having difficulties accessing my old hardrive.

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