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need help. I can't boot with certain media HDD plugged in.

Last response: in Storage
July 24, 2013 1:01:53 AM

I can't boot with my files-only HDD. If I unplug it and just the boot drive (SSD), I can boot fine. But whenever I plug my files-only drive, I can't boot. I can only see the files in it through safe mode. And now, I'm in safe mode. Screenshot attached. Help please.

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a c 298 G Storage
July 24, 2013 10:31:15 AM

Can you see the "files-only drive" in BIOS ?

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a b G Storage
July 24, 2013 11:50:54 AM

Try checking the boot order of the drives and make sure the "file only drive" is either last in the boot order or remove it from the boot list if possible.

Also is the drive external/internal?

If its external, make sure the USB option in the boot order is before your SSD. If you installed your OS from a USB stick its quite possible this is the issue.

Another option, the USB or SATA cable might be bad, try swapping it out if you have a spare kicking around.
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