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Windows 7: 2nd disk causes boot to fail

30 Sep 2010   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Did you move the SATA cable from the HDD that had the original Windows install to another port when you added the second HDD to the PC?

Please remove the DVD from the DVD-Rom.


Is the "Disk 0" listed as the first boot device in the PC BIOS, if you changed the SATA cable around it may no longer be the first boot device in the BIOS and that may be causing the issue.


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30 Sep 2010   #12
mcquam

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Worked perfectly! Thank you vey much.
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30 Sep 2010   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mcquam View Post
Worked perfectly! Thank you vey much.


Does this mean my last suggestions solved the boot issues and it's booting good now?


Please be specific what you did so we'll know.
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30 Sep 2010   #14
mcquam

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Ah, you are right. I can now boot with the 2nd drive attached but I can't back up as I get an access denied message and when I look at the drive contents it has a system folder again.

I initialised using the MBR choice - perhaps that was wrong?


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