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ssd for os and hdd for storage issue

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August 11, 2013 8:17:28 PM

Right basically i recently installed a 120gb ssd to my asus p5q pro mobo, with windows 7 premium 64 bit installed. Its running on ahci just to be clear. My older hdd had 32 bit windows 7 premium installed on it, and i wanted to use it as a storage drive along side the ssd.

The hdd was removed prior to installing windows on the ssd.

However i then connected the hdd back to the pc so i could reformat the drive. To my horror i i got bsod after the windows boot logo, which flashed quickly, after going through lots of stuff on the startup repair system restore fixed the issue.

I just want to wipe the and use it as storage, and im scared to reconnect it in case it ruins my beautiful ssd!

Any help or advice greatly appreciated!


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August 11, 2013 8:27:37 PM
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Here's what I'd do: I'd just pop out the SSD....leave the HDD in...change boot order from BIOS....put in the Win7 disc......format it(HDD) from install disc & shut down.....remove the HDD...install the SSD.....double check your CMOS and BIOS status & see if you can boot from the SSD. Shut down, install blank HDD and take it from there.
August 12, 2013 9:25:53 AM

PallindroneT3604 said:
Here's what I'd do: I'd just pop out the SSD....leave the HDD in...change boot order from BIOS....put in the Win7 disc......format it(HDD) from install disc & shut down.....remove the HDD...install the SSD.....double check your CMOS and BIOS status & see if you can boot from the SSD. Shut down, install blank HDD and take it from there.


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