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Windows 7: Hard Drive Dissapears after installing 2nd SATA Drive

01 Apr 2010   #21
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 68iou1 View Post
Ok guys update.

This is what I have done so far. Ive disconnected the 1.5TB Drive DATA SATA Cable. Left the Power cable in. Turned the pc on and got a invaild system disk or something. So i ran Hirens boot cd, fixed everything with the mbre and boot. Restarted and Drive wasnt there. Turned off PC from the power, started it up again and the drive was there. But it couldnt get into windows. So I thought to my self, ok? No SATA DATA cable in the 1.5TB and still not booting? So I took out the power cable. Booted it up again and got into windows fine? Turned it off, put ONLY the Power cable in, and didnt work. So I changed it over again, put the 1.5 data and sata cable in and only put in the power cable for the 320 so i can try the hot swapable feature. For some odd reason windows booted up (under the 1.5tb as the main). So connected the sata cable to the 320 whilst the pc was on. It found the drive did some things and then crashed. Couldnt move the mouse ctl alt delete wouldnt work. Turned it off. And just took out the 320.

Does that only leave my PSU as the fault in this? There is surely enough power. Only running a GTX275, 4 GIG ram, (took out my IDE CD-ROM as well)

Faulty PSU?
Frankly I'd be prone to blame that 1.5tb drive. It shuts down a working system when connected to power, there's definately something wrong with it. If it's less than 3 or 4 years old it's likely under warranty and you could get a brand new drive in exchange.


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01 Apr 2010   #22
68iou1

vista 32bit
 
 

Changed the sata cables and that didnt work. And theres no point of wiping it clean. Because when I opened it up (the 1.5tb drive) it was fresh from the supplier. I'm going to my cousins house to put it in his system. Changfe over power supply and do abit more tests on it. I'll post back in about an hour or 2
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01 Apr 2010   #23
68iou1

vista 32bit
 
 

Ok, plugged in the 1.5tb drive in my cousins computer. And it booted up fine. the 1.5tb drive has my windows on it etc and it was fine.

I'll plug his 2tb sata drive which has nothing on it in my computer and see what it does then.
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01 Apr 2010   #24
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 68iou1 View Post
Ok, plugged in the 1.5tb drive in my cousins computer. And it booted up fine. the 1.5tb drive has my windows on it etc and it was fine.

I'll plug his 2tb sata drive which has nothing on it in my computer and see what it does then.
BUT... will it work as a secondary drive along with his main?
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01 Apr 2010   #25
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Your missing the point I'm trying to make by telling you to wipe the 1.5 clean, then install it with Disk Management. If BOTH your SATA drives have a primary boot partition on them, that's most likely your problem. I'm not just throwing random suggestions your way, but there's actually a method to my madness....LOL

But do as you wish.
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01 Apr 2010   #26
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
BUT... will it work as a secondary drive along with his main?
Exactly.
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01 Apr 2010   #27
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
BUT... will it work as a secondary drive along with his main?
Exactly.
All this takes me back to when I was first starting out in computers. I was programming in GWBasic (AKA Gee Whiz Basic) and went for a job interview, samples in hand... The interviewer tells me: "You are pedantic, boring, direct and very methodical... you'll fit right in." Well, to this day I don't know what to make of that.

I agree... our friend needs to take a more methodical approach to this...
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01 Apr 2010   #28
68iou1

vista 32bit
 
 

Yeah it worked along with his main. Then when I went into disk management it had his primary which was his 320. and my 1.5 tb drive. im guessing windows 7 changed my drtive letters to d and x. but yes both drive worked fine. I could view all my files, windows files (on my 1.5tb) etc.

Now when i put his 2tb drive in my pc it worked. (it was a fresh drive with nothing on it) formatted it through disk management restarted the pc and it came up fine.
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01 Apr 2010   #29
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

LOL.....sometimes you just want to scream: "Stop asking me questions, and just do what I said!"
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01 Apr 2010   #30
68iou1

vista 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
Your missing the point I'm trying to make by telling you to wipe the 1.5 clean, then install it with Disk Management. If BOTH your SATA drives have a primary boot partition on them, that's most likely your problem. I'm not just throwing random suggestions your way, but there's actually a method to my madness....LOL

But do as you wish.
I've already tryed that. Even when I got this drive packed and sealed brand new (its only 1 week old) it still wouldnt work. btw when you select which boot device you want, windows 7 does everything else. even if you have both of them as primary.

Also wanted to say thanks for everyone for their time. Checking my 320 for bad sectors, it wouldnt boot up on my cousins computer along with his other sata hd. see how it turns out.
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