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Windows 7 boot issues with SATA drive

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December 9, 2010 10:29:38 AM

Hi there,

I've got a 80GB Intel X-25M running Win 7 professional - recently reformatted. When just this drive is connected everything is running well.


However, I also have a 1TB WD Caviar Green that was previously used for media storage. I didn't reformat this drive when I reformatted my SSD, and now when I reconnect the drive it frequently "hangs" at the windows 7 splash screen on startup. On a handful of occasions I've been able to get it to boot to the desktop. And when it does everything seems to work fine. When it hangs, If I unplug the WD, and reboot the system boots without issue.


I don't even know where to begin.


System:
i7 860
Asus P7 mobo
8 GB ram
Hd5870
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