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Topic subjectRE: Computer won't boot with second HDD attached
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567063, RE: Computer won't boot with second HDD attached
Posted by therube, Mon Oct-18-21 05:09 PM
I'll guess that the computer had Win7 on it.
And that it was MS's incessant "prompting" to "upgrade" to Win10, & that's where things went awry.

(Thankfully I've never seen such prompts on my Win7 systems.)

As far as the original problem - assuming we're not talking about old IDE drives where cabling needs to be correct; master/slave kind of thing (& that if SATA something simply isn't fubar'd), that the drive simply went bad.

And if that is the case, then you might be able to slave it, or you might be able to hook it up via external USB type connection & maybe you'll get something off of it - or not.

Anyhow, I don't believe there is even an issue here, at this point in time ;-).