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Upgraded to new Mobo and unable to recognize old hard drive

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February 14, 2012 8:43:18 PM

So I just upgraded my MoBo, hard drive, ram and other small things to my computer. While the old system was running Windows Vista on a 500g hard drive. I opted to do a fresh install of Windows 7 on the new hard drive because of lack of space on the old one. Now however if I have both hard drives plugged in I am able to load Windows 7 but soon after windows itself locks up. I can run the computer with out the old hard drive with no problems but I would like to access its information as my movies and music are on the old hard drive. I'm not quite sure what I have to, any hints or ideas?

new MoBo:
Intel BOXDH67BLB3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

new hard drive:
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
February 14, 2012 8:51:49 PM

Have you tried excluding the old HD from the boot order list in the bios to see if that stops the lock-up? You didn't state at what point windows locks up (at start menu, before/after, etc.), so this is just a wild guess as to what might be happening?

Was your old hard drive running on Vista x32 or x64 and what version of W7 are you now running?
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February 14, 2012 9:05:19 PM

Sorry I forgot to elaborate a bit:
The point windows is locking up is after it loads completely and I go to click start menu or task bar all I get is the "loading circle"(hour glass). I have yet to tinker with the bios yet but I will try that, am I correct in thinking my computer my be trying to load windows 7 as well as vista because it detects 2 operating systems on two different hard drives? My old system was vista x64 and my new system is Windows 7 professional.
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