hangs before login screen into win7 after win8 install

April 8, 2013 at 04:49:46
Specs: Windows 7, 2.2Ghz/2Gb
I had a working win7 ( dualboot with xp) on Sata drive.
I added another IDE HDD and installed win8 on it.
The system boots into win8 without problem.
I disconnected one sata drive, and booted normally into win8. Later I reconnected the Sata drive (maybe into a different port,.I dont remember, but that shouldn't matter should it?
WHen rebooted from the other SATA Drive (using F12 boot selection option) the win7 bootloader shows, selected win7, but hangs before the login screen.I only see the mouse which I can move.
Safe mode also hangs.
Any ideas how to fix this?
Thx

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April 8, 2013 at 05:40:52
maybe into a different port,.I dont remember, but that shouldn't matter should it?
Yes.

You didn't provide any logging, but I'm assuming Windows is waiting on a SATA port that doesn't have a drive hooked up.

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April 9, 2013 at 22:46:11
Thanks. I tried other ports but without success. Any other ideas?

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