second sATA HD, won't let windows 7 start

March 11, 2011 at 06:23:44
Specs: Windows 7, dula core 2 Ghz/4 GB
Yesterday i connected a second hard drive to my PC and worked fine! But now, when i start my computer, windows doesn't start, it stays on the image with windows logo! When it worked it was connected like a secondly master, but now it won't work either a master or a slave! And BIOS recognize every time! What should i do to see it work

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#1
March 11, 2011 at 06:38:57
There is no master or slave with SATA HDDs.

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#2
March 11, 2011 at 06:45:16
If you have 2 sata drives, make sure you know which one has the operating system, and make sure it is set to boot from the sata drive with your O/S. When I add another sata drive to my system, it gets confused as to which one to boot off first, so I change it back in the bios and everything is fine. Maybe this is a similar issue.

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March 11, 2011 at 07:38:01
To expand on HopperRox's response, there are two settings in the BIOS (setup) screens that deal with which device to boot to. The first one simply chooses the order e.g. CD, hard drive, USB, etc. The second one chooses WHICH hard drive. Modern systems can have many. Whenever a new hard drive is introduced the BIOS automatically sets it as the first hard drive to boot from. You need to change it back to the old one that actually has Windows on it and is bootable. Look for that option on a later screen in the BIOS (setup).

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