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 108 G Storage February 20, 2013 7:11:47 PM sounds like it...a hard drive should not hang any system. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumMy HDD freezes my computer !! ForumAsus Sabertooth 990fx r2 - freeze before boot if i connect a HDD Forum[Need Help] Diagnosing why computer freezes ForumSapphire HD 7850 OC Edition. Computer freezes ForumComputer Randomly Freezes ForumComputer freezes with loud squeaking sound from speakers ForumGame starts, freezes computer . Hard reset needed ForumReal Player freezes up with external hard drive connected ForumExternal HDD eSATA freezes PC ForumComputer freezes while gaming online or streaming video. ForumThinkpad laptop HDD freezes after installing SP2 ForumConstant computer freezes ForumExternal portable HDD = - file tranfer freezes half way through!!! ForumComputer Freezes /Hangs ForumComputer freezes /crashes ForumRandom computer freezes ForumIs my new cheap psu freezes my computer ? ForumHow do I move from HDD to SSD ForumTo bin or not to bin [HDD] ForumReplacing HDD with SSD and OEM Windows OS More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !