|Hi Richard and thanks for your response. When I go inot the BIOS, both hard drives are recognized and listed as masters. Upon actual windows boot....it looks for DMI pool and says, "Trying to boot from disc... that was the same error I got when the original drive crashed. I purchased a new drive and loaded the OS. Computer works fine with new hard drive, but won't boot past the windows loading screen with both drives in system.|
The computer will run fine through BIOS and then gets the windows writing at lower screen with like the vista progress bar that has the flow through it. It almost appears that it boots all the way...but I can't see any of it. I don't understand how even with a good OS on my first Sata drive, it is still not booting. It should boot to windows and then recognize the 2nd drive. It almost seems as if my old drive is corrupting the new drive during startup
Any suggestions on how to get this old "crashed" drive shown and recovered?