Computer freezes when HDD is connected Tags: Hard Drives Computers Storage Last response: February 20, 2013 7:11 PM in Storage Share ndurin February 20, 2013 6:42:59 PM Hello, So my dads laptop blue screened, I figured I should reformat since it had been a while, after attempting to reformat it got stuck at 22%, I decided to try with a different DvD in case that was the problem, on the first try it wouldn't load and on the second it got stuck at 7%. After that I suspected his HDD. I decided I should plug it in to my computer and run disk check to check for bad sectors, so I shut my computer down, plugged it in, my computer got stuck at booting, (the windows flag would just stay there) so I unplugged his HDD and it started fine, I tried booting with my data HDD as I had unplugged it because I was too lazy to look for my Sata cords and it worked fine, so I booted without my dads HDD and decided to plug it in once Windows had started, but as soon as I plug it in my computer freezes. Is his HDD bad ? MY main drive is 120GB SSD and my data drive is a 1TB HDD 3.5' my dads HDD is 250GB 2.5' More about : computer freezes hdd connected smorizio a c 125 G Storage February 20, 2013 7:11:47 PM sounds like it...a hard drive should not hang any system. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources pc freezes at bios splash screen when hdd is connected Forum SolvedComputer not booting when HDD is connected Forum SolvedComputer will not start with HDD connected Forum can't find docs and pics on old hdd connected to new computer Forum SolvedMy HDD freezes my computer!! Forum HDD failure - computer freezes after 5 minutes of running any aplication, then I have to turn electricity off Forum Computer freezes then BSOD + HDD not recognized during boot Forum Computer stuck at BIOS on boot when 3rd HDD connected Forum Computer freezes when connected to via lan Forum Computer only boots without HDD connected? Forum SolvedMake LAN connected computers to share HDD? Forum Computer won't boot with hdd connected. Forum When USB devices are connected the computer freezes. Forum Computer not booting when HDD is connected Forum SolvedHow can I connect my current 2.5 inch HDD to a new computer? Forum Copying to external USB2 HDD freezes computer ??? Forum Computer loses internet connection and freezes when I restart Forum My computer is freezing (is this because of my new 2tb HDD) Forum SolvedAsus Sabertooth 990fx r2 - freeze before boot if i connect a HDD Forum SolvedVideo call freezes when connected to access point Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !