Anyway I put the drive back into my old PC and everyhting was back to the way it was. For about 6 days. I left my PC to go have lunch and left a game running. When I got back the PC was locked up. No problem I thought and hit reset. It wouldn't boot. Another rest. and another until I was into my desktop....................only to have it lock up again.
To cut a long story short the PC will now boot up as long as the big drive isn't in there! (There haven't been any click of death noises either!) As a last test I booted up with the SATA cable disconnected but the power cable connected. So far so good and the PC booted up normally. Then I plugged the Sata cable in. Windows detected it. I opened up a window to explore the drive which was happily spinning away and then I heard it go silent. Looking at the screen the cursor was the little hour glass symbol on the window displaying the drive contents but became an arrow off it. Tried closing the window and Windows said it wasn't responding and finally the PC locked up. So something in this drive is really messing up. Any ideas fellow Geeks and Geekettes??????