I bought a computer with a 40gb HDD with Windows XP.(The motherboard has two HDD ports) I Put a 160 gb hard drive in for additional space, but I also installed Windows Vista on the 160gb HDD. Im running Vista now on the new HDD. I have another 160GB HDD I want to install, but everytime I unhook the 40gb HDD, and install the 2nd 160gb HDD, I just get a black screen. It will no longer boot even though the OS is still on the 1st 160gb HDD. Any ideas how to resolve this?
in the bios did you make the 160g drive the first boot device?? if not there could be your issue. most times when you install a new os you have to unplug the other hard drive. windows looks for the first drive with a partion that called c and will install itself there. with two hard drive windows may have installed itself on the xp drive.