Quote: Originally Posted by lagrafx
I have Windows 7 installed on my primary IDE drive.
I have two additional data drives on SATA ports.
One SATA drive has now malfunctioned and causes the BIOS to hang.
The SATA drive will work if I remove it from the motherboard and put it into a USB case. In the USB case all folders and data are still there.
Does anyone know what may have caused the drive to not work on the motherboard anymore? Can the problem be fixed so I can put the drive back on the motherboard?
Welcome to the windows 7 forums.
You might want to check the boot sequence in the bios to make sure that the ide is the first drive in the boot sequence. some only allow 2 hard disks in the hard disk part and if the ide is not the first, then your sata drive might be trying to boot and not work properly.
give the bios a try to see what it says.