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Windows 7: BSOD when booting up ONLY when second hard drive is removed

07 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
BSOD when booting up ONLY when second hard drive is removed


I have 2 hard drives in my computer, one with the OS and programs on it, and a second drive just for storage (videos and such, no programs).

Recently my second hard drive has started having problems (bad sectors), so I recovered all the data I could and am going to RMA it. The second hard drive is basically dead: it has gotten to the point where it does not even show up in My Computer and doesn't seem to show up in Device Manager either.

However, whenever I remove the failing second hard drive (unplug power and SATA connection to motherboard) and try to boot up my computer, I get a BSOD, and cannot boot.

If I plug the failing second hard drive back in, the computer boots fine.

How can I fix this so I can remove the failing hard drive?

- the perfmon report is attached in the zip file
- the BSOD dump/system file collection app's results are attached in the zip file
- the main hard drive (the one that works) is from 2009, the rest of the computer's parts (including the dead hard drive) are from 2010
- the OS was NOT pre-installed, I installed it myself
- this is not the first OS installed, I installed an OS once in 2009, and again in 2010 (current installation)
- both times I installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks in advance for your help.

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07 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Odd that removing the second drive would cause any issues. It may have something to do with the fact that your Windows is not genuine...
I am afraid your installation is not genuine. Non-Genuine Windows contains security leaks and also cannot be properly updated which may result in instabilities and blue screen crashes. If you were not aware that your Windows was Non-Genuine, contact your seller or the company that provided the seller and file a complaint. Also let Microsoft know of the problem.

I am sorry, but due to forum rules, we may not assist you further until you have installed a genuine version of Windows. Once you install a genuine version:
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