Sata drive freezes windows

By Tomi-Wan
Jan 25, 2010
  1. Let me explain what I did and maybe you can help...
    I got a bad sector error for my sata slave drive on a re-boot.
    On my next boot-up windows xp froze right before the Welcome screen and it's been that way since.
    I ran HDD Regenerator diagnostic and it corrected 422 bad sectors, windows still locks up.
    I unplugged the drive and tried another sata drive and it worked fine, so it's not the plugs.
    Any ideas?
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    It is a bad drive.
    Best luck is to buy a new drive, then put the exisiting defective drive in the other bay or in an external USB enclosure to drag and drop all your data. Once you have assured that everything has been saved, reformat and reinstall the SATa drive.

    Tell us the brand and model... as some are infamous for weird behaviors that cause lots of trouble.
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