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Mobo - Asus sabertooth x58
Windows 7 home basic 64 bit
Installed on a 64gb SSD
Bad drive - WD Caviar Black 640gb
Both connected via SATA 6 gbps
Ive been troubleshooting this one and off forum a few weeks, being cautious as to avoid losing my data. Finally isolated the problem to my secondary/storage drive. BIOS detects it, it spins and sounds good, but windows will not boot when it is connected. It hangs one the logo. Booting into safe mode gets as far as classpnp.sys and stops. Windows recovery console sees the drive but says the device is not ready or inaccessable.
When disconnected, windows boots no problem. When the drive is hot swapped, windows frrezes until I disconnect the drive.
I have had no problems with it since it was purchased and built with the rest of the computer over a year ago.
A few times trying to boot ive gotten stop error:
Stop 0x00000074 (0x0000000000000002, 0xfffff880053e8b20, 0x0000000000000002, 0xffffffffc000003a)
And once or twice its booted, but caused the entire system to be slow and the eventual crash.
Ive tried connecting to different sata port and power with no difference.
One other note is that I had created an Ntfs junction between my user profile and the secondary drive, but broke the junction as a troubleshooting step. Not sure if maybe that had something to do with it.
I really need some ideas as I desperately need to recover my data. I use forum video editing and some of the data is not backed up.
Thanks in advance.