Installing new HDD causes Startup Repair loop

Hi all;

Long time reader, first time answer seeker.

I have been fighting with this tower that I am working on for a bit and I need to solicit your experience.

This is an older tower, a Radiant S336-024 with an Intel 945G board.

I am installing an SCSI Samsung 40Gb HDD and a SATA 180 Gb HDD.

I had it booting before. I installed windows 7 with the 40 installed and it was hit and miss. I have turned off the automatic updates and now it will run some of the time. I often restart the system and it goes straight to Startup Repair without warning.

Please help, I'm extremely frustrated with this situation.

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  1. Hi :)

    Are you sure thats a SCSI drive ? they didnt come in 40 gb size.... only in 9,18,36,72 etc...

    If it is a Scsi drive , what Scsi card are you connecting it to and is it your boot drive ?

    All the best Brett :)
  2. I may have the term wrong. It's installed in a chain to the CD writer (Which I neglected to mention I swapped with a DVD-RW, but that didn't seem to be the problem in the first place.
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