Jump to content

PC wont boot until a specific HDD is Unplugged




I have an old SATA HDD which was causing problems for some time now, so i decided to buy a new one and copy my data over. 
The problems to this point were mostly inaccessability or a very slow performance. Unfortunatly there was an interuption in our powergrid, so my pc turned off mid copying.


After the power came back i tried to restart my PC ... nothing not even a post. After some troubleshooting i found out that the pc post and load into Windows without problems as long as the drive is unplugged.

When i try to plug it back in while Windows is running the explorer as well as the disk management tool seem to stop working (let it sit for hours and nothing happend) until i unplug the drive again. 


Same happens when i try to mount the drive in a Unix OS. When i try to list all disk, (fdsik or hwinfo) the command seems to be paused until the drive is unplugged.


Im out of options for my Part. Here are some Infos about my system:


Asus Crosshair VII Hero BIOS Versio 4901

G.Skill Ripjaw V 32Gb on 4 banksF4-3200C16D-16GVKB

Ryzen 9 5900X

AMD Vega 64

LEPA B800-MAS 800W

2x M.2 SSD

2x SATA SSD 2.5"

2x HDD


the one HDD failing is a WD10EADS if this matters.


Help is appreciated :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

You can maybe try using it in a USB dock, but it seems the drive is just gone. 

Desktop: i7-5960X 4.4GHz, Noctua NH-D14, ASUS Rampage V, 32GB, RTX3080, 2TB SX8200Pro, 2x16TB Ironwolf RAID0, Corsair HX1200, Thermaltake Overseer RX1, Samsung 4K curved 49" TV, 23" secondary, Mountain Everest Max

Mobile SFF rig: i9-9900K, Noctua NH-L9i, Asrock Z390 Phantom ITX-AC, 32GB, GTX1070, 2x1TB SX8200Pro RAID0, 2x5TB 2.5" HDD RAID0, Athena 500W Flex (Noctua fan), Custom 4.7l 3D printed case


Asus Zenbook UM325UA, Ryzen 7 5700u, 16GB, 1TB, OLED


GPD Win 2

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

sounds like a hard head lock.  can happen when it's active during shutdown..  but it's realy bad luck. 


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now