|Configuring the second hard drive using a dynamic disk was a mistake. |
Where did you find that advice?
I don't think installing the second drive is the cause of your current issue. That said, you still need to check it out. Open the case and check all connections. Re-seat all cables, cards and RAM. Be sure to exercise proper anti-static precautions and unplug the computer first.
Do you hear any beeps when first starting up the computer?
In your original post there is a line called product. You listed the OS again. So, we have no idea what type of computer/ hardware you have. Without knowing that info it is hard to help.
After you post the brand and model of your compute or motherboard we can help more. In the meantime I will give you some advice.
You should always maintain at least two copies of any data you wish to keep.
Lose the dynamic array. This will require you to re-install Windows 7. There is no way to undo the conversion. Right now if anything happens to EITHER of your hard drives you may risk losing all the data on both.
There is only one good use for your type of dynamic disks, IMO. That is when a drive is linked or mapped and the capacity needs to be increased. Your dynamic array uses only the C drive letter for both because it is one drive as far as Windows is concerned. That is a needless risk with no apparent benefit to you.