I'm trying to use my new system that I built to hook up infected HDD's and HDD's that need chkdsk'd that might be failing. I used to do this on my old system all the time with next to no issues.
With my new system, half the time when I plug in any drive (I have SATA bays and an external SATA hookup) the system freezes. Obviously I want to find a way to prevent this. I have the system set up as AHCI so that I should be able to do hot swap, but of course, it's not working.
I thought it was an issue with Windows 8, so I installed Windows 7 on a secondary drive. However, the issue persists in both. I don't want to have to shut down my system every time I hook up a hard drive. I'm going to include a Belarc Advisor list to help out. Any suggestions on how to fix this?