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2 Sata Drives Problem.

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#1 glastofest


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Posted 27 February 2010 - 10:49 AM

Please help.
I have a computer (with a 250gb sata (WDC 2500AAJS) HDD) that was rendered useless by a Vista service pack, MS are no help at all so I have put a different sata drive in that has a capacity of 160gb (st3160215SCE).

I was using the 160gb drive as a replacement and all was fine, but when I put the old drive in as a second drive to copy files off it, the machine will not boot. I get to the Vista boot screen (as seen on picture attached) and then the machine just hangs on a black screen INDEFINETELY , I have been into bios and the boot order seems correct so what is going wrong.....can anyone help?Attached File  vista_bootscreen.png   4.17KB   11 downloads

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#2 glastofest

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 11:30 AM

Can anybody help?

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 12:54 PM

Is the second drive reflected properly in the BIOS?

Sounds as if your second drive is dead...XP may not boot if a dead drive is attached, IME.

FWIW: I doubt seriously if any Vista SP had anything to do with your hard drive troubles, in light of what you have reported. Drives die every day.


I suggest downloading the appropriate diagnostic and running it on that drive.


Edited by hamluis, 28 February 2010 - 12:56 PM.

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