I have a 2TB hard drive that I plan to use as a third hard drive in my computer for extra redundant data storage. I formatted it using an external USB drive encasement and gave it it's own drive letter and set it all up properly. I then opened up my PC to plug the thing in.
When I turn the PC on, it gets to the bios starting screen (The screen you see before Windows loads), and then it locks up. I can't hit "DEL" to access bios or anything. If I take the hard drive out, everything boots fine. If I put the hard drive back on the USB enclosure, It runs fine and I can save stuff on it fine. Everything runs perfect.
I even tried unplugging the computer's CD ROM and running the hard drive from that SATA cable and I got the same result. It seems that the computer will only run now when this new drive is plugged into the external drive encasement that it was formatted in. It won't even boot if it's plugged in internally.
Anyone have a clue as to what's going on here?
My only theory is that it's the exact same make and model and size as the boot drive and maybe the computer is trying to boot off of it despite the drive being a totally different letter than the boot drive, but then again, the computer should still let me into the bios in such a case I would assume? And if that were true,
It's not the port or cable I'm using to plug the drive into. I've narrowed the problem down to be the drive only. I've plugged other drives into the port using the same SATA cable and everything functioned fine.
This hard drive functions perfectly when plugged into the USB port using my external enclosure. It's only when I go to plug the thing into the computer internally that there's a problem. I really have never had this problem before.
Edited by Blacklight, 31 October 2015 - 01:40 AM.