I have a WD400BD(40GB-1st image) HDD for my OS. Currently, this is the only hard drive in my PC that is connected.
I also have a WD1600AAJS(160GB-2nd image) HDD witch is faulty. It is from my old PC and i really need to regain some important data. I tried to install Windows XP in order to run it separately, but the installation fails.
It doesn't have bad sectors, but for some reason i can't boot up with both drives connected simultaneously. Windows 7 freezes @ the starting screen (3rd image) and stays like that until I restart.
On my motherboard i have 4 SATA II ports- 40GB is connected to port #2 (#1 doesn't recognize it
I also have 4 sata cables, and i tried replacing them (suspecting on a bad cable
) but nothing changes...
Any type of help will be gladly appreciated!