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Hard Drive failure followed by software issues

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Last response: in Storage
April 5, 2014 3:54:25 PM

Hi, so I just recently bought a new SSD and installed it. I changed my windows from the previous 12 year old hard drive onto the new SSD. When I did that things were working fine for awhile. The only weird thing was that on load up, I'd have the option to pick from 2 windows 7 files to start the computer. If I picked one, it'd go to my old HDD Windows and the windows would take forever to load and just generally be slow as expected. When I picked the other file, the SSD Windows would load and things were perfect. Probably like 2 weeks later, like I expected, my HDD failed finally. My computer no longer recognized the HDD. This is when the issues started.

The computer was fine until I turned it off. When I turned it back on my computer said that it couldn't find the correct storage device and to reconnect it and restart. I restarted it and it'd be the same message. So I unplugged the old HDD and plugged it back in. Things would work again and my computer would even recognize the HDD again. When I turned it off I got the same message. I did the unplug trick again and it didn't work. Finally after awhile of unplugging and replugging it back in. It finally worked, but my computer took a little while to load up. When it did, I got a message I need to allocate a new space for memory or something like that. Then it would freeze and I had to restart only to come back to the same storage device missing problem. I even tried to just take the old HDD out and it still would tell me that. Eventually it gave me the same message about allocating memory and DIDN'T freeze. So I'm too scared to shut my computer off now. It's been like 2 weeks and I'm worried about the constant stress on my SSD.

Any help to this confusing problem would be super great!

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