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Pc unable to boot because of secondary HDD is corrupt.

ruchir_ezio
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So recently one of my oldest HDDs in my pc got corrupt, I've been trying to recover some data from it so when I plugged it in my pc used to get stuck on an automatic repair, it took a couple hours to do that, but after that windows repair, my pc is stuck on a boot loop, shows automatic repair and then as windows is loading up the pc crashes. On the other hand the pc boots normally when I plug out that HDD. How do I retrieve my files now?

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1 hour ago, sillypenguin213 said:

Do you have sata to USB adapter?

Yes, I also tried connecting it externally, the pc doesn't read the drive, same thing happened on my laptop as well

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It seems the drive has heavy physical issues. Since your computers can't read it, you may need to send it to a data recovery office.

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47 minutes ago, Yvette222 said:

It seems the drive has heavy physical issues. Since your computers can't read it, you may need to send it to a data recovery office.

Isn't there any other way around it?

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18 hours ago, ruchir_ezio said:

Yes, I also tried connecting it externally, the pc doesn't read the drive, same thing happened on my laptop as well

Does it show up in your BIOS menu? And when using the USB-Sata adapter, does it show up in the USB boot section ?

 

Did you remember to initalize the drive in Disk Manager? If you plug in an internal drive that's already formatted to another PC you often need to initialize and give it a path (C : D : E : etc)  since the one it had before is likely already taken. 

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3 hours ago, Yvette222 said:

It seems the drive has heavy physical issues. Since your computers can't read it, you may need to send it to a data recovery office.

I plugged it in again using the usb adaptor, it seems that it isn't spinning, it ain't making any sounds 

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1 hour ago, Chronified said:

Does it show up in your BIOS menu? And when using the USB-Sata adapter, does it show up in the USB boot section ?

 

Did you remember to initalize the drive in Disk Manager? If you plug in an internal drive that's already formatted to another PC you often need to initialize and give it a path (C : D : E : etc)  since the one it had before is likely already taken. 

It was showing up earlier on the boot menu, but windows wouldn't load up with the drive plugged in, once it did I checked in disk management it didn't show up but yes it did in bios (when connected internally)

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AAHH, guys HELP! so I swapped the sata cables with the DVD writer, the pc turned on, I am logged in to windows, the screen has gone black and the pointer is active. What do I do now???? 

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Ok so by the time I typed in the previous reply, this happened

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And yes it is showing up in BIOS

 

 

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Umm should I try plugging in just this one drive and try installing windows directly on it and just retrieve my data off the drive? Would that work?

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Ok so its an internal hard drive,  a usb adaptor wont work unless the adaptor has an external power source.  I believe, USB is limited to 5volts (I could be wrong)  in order to spin up the platters, it needs 12 volts.

 

If the drive is already unstable, attampting to make it read write large amounts of data could kill it.

 

Can you try using a different version of windows from a friends computer?  say windows 7,  or even xp?

 

I never liked those auto repair things M$ brought in as I dont know what its doing or what its changing... Given that your getting this error at boot leads me to believe that windows 10 is attempting to access the drive (for whatever reason) and cant,  kicking back this error.

 

You COULD try this...  but make sure your grounded to your case:

 

Plug in the data cable, internally,  wait to boot to windows, and THEN plug in the power...  I would go this route as it would help isolate your motherboard from a sudden draw...  that might work... It should show up as new hardware found...  go to device manager and see if its there.

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The 3.5 hard drives are the 12 volts that require extra adapter (use an enclosure in that case), but the 2.5 drives can be connected via USB-SATA cables like this one as it can power the 5 volts required:

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