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Hooked up old hard drive and computer crashed – help!


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#1 leesamehree

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:56 PM

I just bought a NewerTechnology USB 3.0 universal drive adapter to try to recover my files off of some old hard drives. I tested it out earlier this week on my new laptop, and was able to access the old hard drives. I only opened the “my documents” folders, as I was only interested in viewing my old pictures. In order the view these pictures, I needed to change the security permissions – I edited the properties of the files I wanted to view and gave the user account on my new laptop full access permissions. I didn’t notice anything wrong while I had the old hard drive plugged into the usb adapter. I didn’t move any of the old files onto my new computer. I also didn’t execute any programs off the old hard drive. Then I removed the usb adapter and old hard drive from my new computer.

The problem is, today my new laptop randomly shut down and I can’t start it up again. I just get a black screen.

I’m wondering if it’s possible that my old hard drive could’ve had viruses that transferred onto the new computer?? Or is there something else that could have been related to using the universal drive adapter that has now caused this problem on my new computer? Any suggestions of how to fix this?

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 05:42 PM

The only drivers that should have installed for a external drive are built into windows so I doubt they'd be the problem.

I'm going to refer you to a specialist that handles unbootable computers in case it is a virus.

Please be patient and await help.

Edited by rotor123, 20 January 2012 - 05:44 PM.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 03:31 PM

Which Operating System? Are you able to see the BIOS splash logo when attempting to boot?

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