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Hard drive wont boot but still works as slave in a different pc

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October 27, 2009 7:39:55 PM

I have a Gigabyte 790fxt-ud5p Motherboard. with amd 955 BE phenom II and 4Gb Gskill 1600ddr3 memory. I have 5 WD 1TB caviar black drives installed, one with windows and 5 for storage. The other day i turned the pc off to install a 6th hard drive, same kind. turned it on and the pc would go thru bios but when started to load windows got a blue screen and it rebooted. on its second attempt it stopped at the point before it would load vista and just stayed there, i could here the windows drive working as if it was trying to load but would never go anywhere. i made sure the drive was selected under bio as boot drive and nothing changed. i unplugged all the other drives and nothing changed. i then moved the drive over to my HTPC and the drive showed up no problem in there. so i backed up the data while it was in there, but still dont know y it all of a sudden wouldnt boot in the original pc. ANY IDEAS THANKS

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November 2, 2009 10:58:07 AM

Tell us about your power supply (Wattage, make and model) and test it with a power supply tester.
November 2, 2009 2:30:00 PM

Thanks for the responses but i just backed up the data on a diff pc and reinstalled windows. now its working normal again