HDD stopping pc from loading windows? Tags: Hard Drives SSD Boot Storage Last response: January 4, 2013 10:04 AM in Storage Share andy2296 January 4, 2013 8:35:04 AM I wiped the HDD out of my old PC, now when I plug it into my new one, the OS won't boot of of the SSD already in there. If I unplug it and restart it loads up fine. Any ideas? More about : hdd stopping loading windows Kursun a b G Storage January 4, 2013 8:54:20 AM Enter the bios and check which drive is selected as boot drive when the old hdd is attached. andy2296 January 4, 2013 8:57:43 AM I have selected the SSD then the CD/DVD drive, I have disabled the HDD, but the boot overdrive list has the HDD at the top of the list? Don't know how to change that one Related resources HDD stops loading program when starting windows. - Forum Help! Computer stops responding after loading windows. - Forum PC not loading after installing new HDD - Forum my pc gets bsod even while loading bios and hdd disconnected - Forum PC freezes when loading windows 3/4 of the time. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer andy2296 January 4, 2013 9:08:07 AM *override, won't let me edit my last post Kursun a b G Storage January 4, 2013 9:10:30 AM Other than boot device selection you should be able to select the order of the hdds/ssds. BTW, did you do a clean install of OS or clone the old hdd to ssd? andy2296 January 4, 2013 9:18:32 AM Yes it was a clean install, the SSD is running win7 Ultimate 64 bit. The HDD WAS running XP. andy2296 January 4, 2013 10:04:04 AM Okay thanks for your help, but I just switched the SATA cable that the HDD was using, then switched the SATA ports for the HDD and SSD, the HDD is now on port 4, and the SSD is now on port 5, no idea how this helped Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedLoading windows 8 from a internal HDD? Forum Cloning Windows 7 from a HDD to an SSD, Windows loading screen reverts to Vista Forum SolvedPC freezes everytime after POST, on Windows loading screen Forum my laptop creates a single long beep sound wn it starts thn wn the windows starts loading sound will stop dont noe wt is the r Forum Windows stops at windows loading Forum SolvedNew PC, Restarts itself every time when loading windows! Forum PC stops at "Starting Windows" - HDD Failure? Forum Loading Windows 7 on an HDD Forum My windows 8 laptop won't stop loading. Forum SolvedWindows 7 External HDD Won't Load on Windows 8 Laptop Forum display driver has stopped responding and has recovered windows 8.1 radeon r7 200 series. Happens while loading wildstar Forum PC Stuck on "Loading Windows" screen after leaving off over night? Forum Windows Suck at loading while installed my HDD ! Forum SolvedPC restart after windows starts loading Forum Windows 7 stops loading after reaching desktop Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !