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#1 Jove

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 02:57 AM

My Desktop froze while loading my Blog, during that I switched over to the E: Drive to open it from
My Computer. It then froze I I could do nothing to get it going so I shut down suspected the E: drive, made some noises after I switched, and could not get the OS open after many turn offs and on's , disconnected the power cable to E and I am back on, . .

Can I reconnect the power cable to this drive while running ? What are the Risk ?

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 06:08 AM

My suggestion. Do`t do it..

Basically what you are thinking about doing is called hot swapping. Ide connected drives were never intended to do this. You could toast the hard drive.

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 07:51 AM

Take your word for it, I am not certaim what happen to the HHD E:, but it didn't sound real good, I need to check it, would it hurt to turn the machine off, then reconnect the power line, and try a start up with both C: + E: connected, The E: drive does not have an operating OS, installed , although, to the best of my knowledge, there exist most of one.

When it was connected, at times Windows would try to open but all I was getting was a crystal black screen with some spaced out colors and symbols.

What do you make of that ?

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 08:05 AM

I need to check it, would it hurt to turn the machine off, then reconnect the power line, and try a start up with both C: + E: connected



That would probably be the best way to go about it. But if it is making noises, other then the normal spin-up sound, it seems it is on it`s last legs.

When it was connected, at times Windows would try to open but all I was getting was a crystal black screen with some spaced out colors and symbols.

What do you make of that ?



That description is a new one on me. Sorry. Do not have a clue.

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 08:32 AM

I turned the machine off and plugged in the power line and it opened on the start up, with all data in tact, . . .

I am not sure of the drives history, but I don't think it is very old, possibly 512 MB RAM, is insufficient to keep the system solid at this point, and I pressured it into some kind of a breakdown, I guess I'll be spending some time double checking data back up.
Thanks, Later.

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 04:48 PM

My Desktop froze while loading my Blog,


So what is your blog site address?
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Posted 15 November 2009 - 06:48 PM

http://ersar.blogspot.com/2009/09/power-by...vival-gear.html

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Edited by Jove, 15 November 2009 - 07:26 PM.

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