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Computer Freezes When I Connect The Hard Disk


I was working on my laptop normally and then the power went off , and then when i tried to turn the laptop back on it got stuck at the part where it loads windows so i rebooted again and same problem so i went to the bios and tried to do a hd diagnosis but it says no hard disk found , i took out the hard disk and put it on usb mobile rack and plugged it on another computer to see whats wrong with it but whenever i plug it in it freezes my computer and when i unplug it then it unfreezes although the computer recognizes the hard disk model and partitions so can somebody help me fix it please or to recover my data

Note: i cant use chkdsk or windows disk management tools as they freeze when i plug my hard disk.


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