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Windows 7: Sata Hard drive

23 Sep 2010   #1
saakeman

windows 7 ( ultimate) /xp (home)
 
 
Sata Hard drive

hi all
I have a sata hardrive (160gb) on an older pc and when i plug it in ,
just before it loads windows it stays at a black screen
this hardrive never had problems on an other motherboard

thanks saakeman


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23 Sep 2010   #2
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Are you trying to boot from the OS previously installed on the other PC?
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23 Sep 2010   #3
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

If you have an external drive already connected when you first start, the PC may be trying to boot from it.

Try booting WITHOUT the drive connected (presuming you're connecting it via USB) and THEN plug it in. It should then popup a window asking you what you want to do with the drive.
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