Hi, any help on this matter greatly appreciated! though not looking for any answers telling me to take it to a specialist or buy a certain part at all, I know about all that.
So my desktop runs smooth, win7 as well. Got a toshiba brand laptop harddrive that I'm sure is broken, connects perfectly to the motherboard and is detected in the BIOS aswell.
When I run the PC with both harddrives connected it goes to the motherboard splash screen then proceeds to "Starting Windows", doesn't freeze, but doesn't make it passed that point.
I have it set in the BIOS to run my main harddrive. If I unplug the laptop hardddrive, it boots perfectly to windows desktop. I've tried safe mode, same thing happens as above.
The main thing is I'm only trying to retreive data off of the broken laptop harddrive and don't actually want it to boot, but it appears to be loading it's drivers and attempting to boot both.
I'm not a total proffesional, understand computers to a good degree, but not on this matter. So a tech savy response is welcome. I realise I may be looking at things completely wrong and this might be completely impossible but hey it's worth a shot.
Thank you in advance bleeping computer community. If you don't have an account to login to to comment here, my email is [removed to protect from spambots] (without the spaces )
(both harddrives are win7 if that is of convenience)
Edited by Orange Blossom, 23 August 2014 - 02:03 PM.