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HDD fried?

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December 15, 2012 9:43:25 PM

When everything is plugged in, my computer shuts down after 4-5 seconds. I unplugged the HDD and now the computer stays on. Is this a problem with the HDD or something else?

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December 15, 2012 10:12:41 PM

Looks like it might have been shorting it out. You have another drive that works fine?
December 15, 2012 10:22:24 PM

Sounds like a problem with the HDD. The only way to be 100% sure is to replace it with a known good working HDD and load Windows and see what happens. If it loads and works fine then it's the HDD.
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December 15, 2012 10:30:51 PM

I will try to get my hands on a working HDD. Unfortunately i don't have any laying around
December 15, 2012 10:40:03 PM

Hi :) 

Run a hard drive test in DOS...HIRENS CD etc, it sounds like a failing hard drive...

All the best Brett :) 
December 15, 2012 11:19:57 PM

Im pretty sure if you fried this HDD your better off getting a green drive that doesnt run the whole time and will not burn out when your not using it but there could be multiple causes of your problem