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Secondary Hard Drive preventing Windows from booting.

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February 22, 2013 1:34:43 PM

Hi. I'm using an OCZ vertex 4 as a boot drive and a 3 year old WD cav. black 500gb as a storage drive. Just a few hours ago, my computer suddenly restarted itself. While it usually takes less than 20s to boot up, my computer stalled at the windows loading screen for more than 2 minutes. Upon entering the desktop, I realised that the 500gb drive was not detected. I powered off my computer, unplugged the 500gb drive and everything was fine. I cannot use the windows cd to format the drive as it just hangs at the start. I can't enter my OS with the 500gb drive plugged into the motherboard. Please help.
February 22, 2013 2:37:22 PM

Check the boot order in the bios.
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March 21, 2014 1:27:42 AM

jwl2 said:
Check the boot order in the bios.


dude please...

I am having a similar issue... I don't really expect anyone to answer this within a week so I'm just gonna keep searching other places instead... :/ 
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April 28, 2014 7:58:57 AM

goaten said:
jwl2 said:
Check the boot order in the bios.


dude please...

I am having a similar issue... I don't really expect anyone to answer this within a week so I'm just gonna keep searching other places instead... :/ 


Similar problems here, windows 8.1 installed on disk 0[ssd], windows 7 installed on disk 1[ssd], storage on disk 2[hdd], and my games installed on disk 3[ssd] no partitions besides the mbr on disk 0. it was working fine then one day it hung at the windows loading screen on both OS's. unplugged disk 3 and they boot up fine. neither OS's will boot into the desktop with that disk plugged in.
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April 28, 2014 8:39:18 AM

My hard drive turned out to have crashed. It's on service right now. Seemed pretty serious they need a donator HDD for parts to be able to salvage the data. So yeah if this happens it's very likely that your HDD is in a very bad state and if you manage to boot, back up your data asap.
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