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Laptop HDD problems.

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One day my GF laptop just turned off by itself and when I took a look I wasn't able to get it back working. It was showing that there is HDD error right before windows should boot so I used gparted live usb and booted from it. When I was trying to scan the HDD it wasn't able to find them so I though may be the HDD just died. Now I took it out of the laptop and placed in my desktop pc and when trying to boot up my pc it just gets stuck at windows screen, no idea why. Only happens if the hdd is in. Looked into BIOS and even disabled it from boot sequence still no luck. Any ideas?
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-6600K MAXIMUS VIII GENE Nvidia GTX 1070 FE 16GB DDR4 HyperX Fury 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO Custom WC Windows 10 Zowie XL2735 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K65 Corsair RM650X Parvum R1.0 Razer DeathAdder Elite 
Mouse PadAudio
Corsair MM200 Extended Steelseries Siberia V2 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7 2.3Ghz NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L 256GB SSD 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
OS X Mavericks 15.4'' 2880x1800 pixels 23'' LG IPS 23EA63 Corsair K65 (MX Red) 
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Logitech G700 Corsair MM200 Extended SteelSeries Siberia v2 
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    From what you described, it sounds like the HDD is done, having experienced controller failure.  You could try booting your computer (without the HDD connected), putting it into standby, waiting for the power to switch off, connecting the HDD, and waking your computer back up.  Afterwards, you may need to open Device Manager, click on the first thing in the list (your computer's name), and then click "Action\Scan for hardware changes" before Windows will attempt to detect the HDD, although I'm not expecting much.
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Kingston SV300S3 WesternDigital WD10EZEX Samsung HD154UI Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 
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Intel Core i7-3770K Gigabyte P67A-D3-B3 NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS  1x Corsair 8 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
Kingston SV300S3 WesternDigital WD10EZEX Samsung HD154UI Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 
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Daewoo L947BK Gateway FPD1530 HTK-2001 Dynex DX-400WPS 
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Kensington K72400 Realtek ALC889 
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