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Added additional SATA drive - Windows wont boot

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February 2, 2013 10:02:16 PM

Hey there! So I had a drive fail due to bad sectors and I got a replacement. After installing windows on the new drive, I plugged in the old drive to try and recover data but windows wont boot. I see both drives in the bios.... the boot priority is fine, I know it's not that. I think it has something to do with the fact that it was a boot drive as well. My bios setting for sata control mode is IDE... but i think changing that can harm my good boot drive. I do not have an external enclosure to test via usb. i have tried different sata ports as well. Any ideas? Thanks so much!
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February 2, 2013 11:28:23 PM

Most likely the drive is really bad now and can no longer be identified by windows. You can try to start windows and hot-plug the disk. connect the power first and for it to spin up, then plug the sata in.
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February 3, 2013 9:23:36 AM

try removing your newly add drive and check first it you can boot into the windows. then again try to add the new drive.
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