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USB Hard drive enclosure freezes PC

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#1 blub


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Posted 12 June 2011 - 11:19 PM

I connected a USB hard drive enclosure to my PC and it sort of froze the PC. I couldn't open anything. The hard drive in the enclosure is an IDE drive with the jumper set to Master, like the instructions indicate. Does anyone know why it's causing my PC to freeze?

My computer is Win XP and the hard drive in the enclosure also had Win XP on it, if that matters.

The Device Manager recognizes the model # for the hard drive.

Edited by blub, 12 June 2011 - 11:55 PM.

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 04:21 PM

What is the history of this IDE drive? I know if you connect a failing hard drive via USB (or other methods, I suppose), Windows usually won't be able to mount it and will just freeze.

You can force a mount on a UNIX-based system (Mac, Linux, etc.), though.
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