Burnt Insulation on Fan

Specs:

EPoX -4PDA5+
Intel Celeron D 330 OC 2.9GHz
1.5GB DDR RAM
nVidia GeForce 6200
40GB Maxtor HDD IDE
160GB WD HDD IDE
160GB TOSHIBA HDD SATA
2x IDE DVD ROM

I had just installed the Hard Drive (160GB SATA TOSHIBA) from my old Laptop and when I plugged the computer back in and turned it on, lots of smoke started to come out of the sides. Upon inspection, i found that the insulation on the wires on one of my 80mm fans had melted/burnt. I'm pretty sure that means that the current went too high, but im unsure. Is it because of the new HDD? Please help.
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  1. No. That means that the current through the fan went too high - shorted fan probably.

    It is most likely a coincidence that it happened just after installing another drive.
  2. But why would this just happen? Is it because I just took hard drive from a laptop and stuck it in a desktop??
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