HDD fried?

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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  1. Looks like it might have been shorting it out. You have another drive that works fine?
  2. 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.
  3. I will try to get my hands on a working HDD. Unfortunately i don't have any laying around
  4. Hi :)

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

    All the best Brett :)
  5. 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
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