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Possible hard drive failure--HELP

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by JBENSIN26, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. JBENSIN26

    JBENSIN26 Guest

    Ok, here’s how my story goes. One day Windows XP (SP2) decided not to boot, so I thought I must have lost my WD Raptor drive which has the OS installed on it. In the process of swapping out with a new drive I found that if I removed another one of my HDs (WD250GB SATA1) the WD raptor boots WXP right up. I’m confused, how can a non-boot drive (i.e. a storage drive) interfere with the ability of another drive to load Windows? The BIOS recognizes the WD25O, but WXP refuses to load when this drive is installed. This is not a RAID set up.

    I have files on this WD250GB that I absolutely MUST have. How can I get to them?
  2. Blackjax

    Blackjax Regular member

    Feb 1, 2007
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    Check you settings in your bios if your board is raid capable. You may have a setting trying to look at the 2 drives as a raid set up. Of course this is without knowing what your set up is!

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