I have just bought a new SATA hard drive and installed it as extra storage on my system. I have an existing SATA drive in SATA 0. It is brand new and unformatted and I have installed in in SATA 2. It is showing in the BIOS however when Windows 8 starts up I get the message:
"Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collecting some error info, and then you can restart. (0% Complete)
If you'd like to know more, you can search online later for this error: INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE"
If I unplug the new drive, windows 8 starts up fine.
Unfortunately it isn't that, the boot order was correct in the first place. I changed it to see if I had it wrong, but I got the same message. Is now back in the correct order but I am still getting the same message.
It is really odd, SATA should be easy....
Try putting the new hard drive's sata connector to a different SATA port if you can't find anything in the bios. You may have more than one SATA controller and it is booting to the SATA 2 connector first. One may be Intel and the other a Marvel controller.
My motherboard is Gigabyte GA-G41MT-D3 - the existing hard drive is connected to the SATA_2.0, the new drive I have connected to the SATA2_3.
I will try swapping the new drive to SATA2_1 and see if that fixes it.
If it makes any difference, the existing drive is an Western Digital Blue Caviar (partitioned into 3 drives), the new drive is a Seagate Barracuda (unformatted).
Do this and make sure the proper one is selected:Instructions
Choose From Multiple Operating Systems
Click "Start," then right-click on "Computer" on the "Start" menu. Choose "Properties" to open a dialog box.
Click the "Advanced' tab. Click the "Settings" button under "Startup and Recovery," which will open another dialog box.
Open the drop-down menu under "Default Operating System." Choose an alternate OS and click "OK." Exit out of the other dialog box to complete changing the primary operating system in a multi-boot configuration.
I only have the one operating system - Windows 8. I am not trying to make a dual boot system, I only want to add more disk space to my existing windows install.
In the Default Operating System there is only the option for Windows 8 - I can't change it at all.
I can load up windows without any problems when I only have the one disk attached, when I add the new second hard drive only then does windows not start up.
I think it is something in the bios but I have not idea what - the boot order is set up right and I am not sure what else I can do to make it ignore the unformatted second disk.
Could it be a power issue? The second hard drive takes too much power and both the hard drives don't get power?