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Windows 7: Primary drive locks up upon boot

31 May 2011   #1
mgorman87

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Primary drive locks up upon boot

I plugged in my old IDE hard drive and had it set up as a slave and when I try booting up I get to the Windows splash screen and I hear my primary drive click and then the activity light stays solid and it won't boot. I tried a couple times and it wouldn't work so I unplugged the secondary drive and it booted right up. Any ideas?


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31 May 2011   #2
theog

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How many IDE HD's fitted?

IDE HD's will always boot first.

Base BIOS boot order
1) Floppy
2) CD/DVD
3) IDE Hd
4) Sata HD.
5) other device
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31 May 2011   #3
mgorman87

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I just have one IDE and one SATA. I don't think I have 7 installed on the IDE drive but it is booting into 7
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31 May 2011   #4
theog

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[Quote]I plugged in my old IDE hard drive and had it set up as a slave[Quote]
As you only have one IDE this will need to set MASTER on jumpers & 2nd HD boot in BIOS.
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