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Old hard drive plugged in freezes OS on startup

  • Windows 7
  • Hard Drives
  • Components
Last response: in Components
February 14, 2013 7:46:11 PM

Hello all,

Trying to figure out how to get the old os drive working. I have an intel 330 ssd with a fresh install of windows 7 on it and one other seagate 250Gb drive that's recognized by the system. But I have another 250GB seagate that windows 7 was previously installed on and all the files are still on it. When I try to plug this in with other two hard drives it causes computer to freeze in the windows 7 loading screen right before it goes to the enter password screen.

Any help would be much appreciated. Hoping to run these in raid 0.


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a b $ Windows 7
February 14, 2013 8:40:13 PM

Hi :) 

Try it on another machine.... if it freezes that as well... its a crashed drive... drop in nearest bin...

All the best Brett :) 
February 14, 2013 9:58:12 PM

Pretty sure it's not dead. My motherboard fried and both hard drives were in there so I doubt that would of done it. I don't have another computer to test it in.