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Computer won't start with secondary HDD attached to mobo

#1XxTwisted26xXPosted 7/20/2014 8:34:58 PM
I have a Kingston SSD 120 GB and a Seagate barracuda 2TB. For some reason my computer won't start if I leave the Seagate Barracuda attached to the mobo - it's stuck on the Windows logo screen forever. Then if I reset my computer it prompts me to do a system repair from a failed start up. However if I detach the Seagate from the mobo (with computer off of course) and reset, the computer boots up as normal in 10 seconds. Why is this happening?
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#2Orestes417Posted 7/20/2014 8:39:45 PM
Could be any number of things, from a bad cable, to trying to boot off the wrong drive, to a failing hard drive, or possibly even a bad mobo port. Is there anything on the other drive? And is your boot order set correctly?
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#3XxTwisted26xX(Topic Creator)Posted 7/20/2014 9:02:38 PM
Yeah I use the Seagate barracuda to install all my games on. Had 3 spare SATA cables and they all did the same thing. Its weird though.... I thought the second HDD shouldnt even mess with booting up as the SSD is what the OS is installed on. :/
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Steam: xxtwisted26xx
Not the best but it's my first: i5-3570k(CPU) Memory 8GB (RAM) Radeon HD 7970 (GPU) Rosewell 650 (PSU) 120GB King (SSD) Asus VN247HP 1ms
#4XxTwisted26xX(Topic Creator)Posted 7/20/2014 9:03:12 PM
I mean even if the SG HDD was dying, wouldnt i still be able to boot the pc to desktop?
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Steam: xxtwisted26xx
Not the best but it's my first: i5-3570k(CPU) Memory 8GB (RAM) Radeon HD 7970 (GPU) Rosewell 650 (PSU) 120GB King (SSD) Asus VN247HP 1ms
#5Orestes417Posted 7/20/2014 9:25:17 PM(edited)
Not necessarily. Might want to download a diagnostics disk like Hirens or UBCD and run a scan on the drive. If you prefer to make a USB key instead of a CD YUMI will copy the image for you. For that matter check and make sure the drive shows in your bios/uefi properly.
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Some roads you shouldn't go down because maps used to say there'd be dragons there. Now they don't, but that don't mean the dragons aren't there.
#6XxTwisted26xX(Topic Creator)Posted 7/20/2014 9:26:55 PM
In BIOS, only my SSD shows up, the HDD doesnt show up. :O
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Steam: xxtwisted26xx
Not the best but it's my first: i5-3570k(CPU) Memory 8GB (RAM) Radeon HD 7970 (GPU) Rosewell 650 (PSU) 120GB King (SSD) Asus VN247HP 1ms
#7WerdnAndreWPosted 7/20/2014 9:31:35 PM
Somethings wrong with the drive.

Orestes417 posted...
Might want to download a diagnostics disk like Hirens or UBCD and run a scan on the drive.

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#8Orestes417Posted 7/20/2014 9:34:08 PM
Good time to check your warranty status as well
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Some roads you shouldn't go down because maps used to say there'd be dragons there. Now they don't, but that don't mean the dragons aren't there.
#9XxTwisted26xX(Topic Creator)Posted 7/21/2014 9:20:07 PM
Cant scan the drive because I can't boot the computer with the drive attached.

Before the computer got all messed up, I had run a "disk repair" on Windows to see what was going on. The next time I started up the computer is when all this trouble began. Can they be related?
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Steam: xxtwisted26xx
Not the best but it's my first: i5-3570k(CPU) Memory 8GB (RAM) Radeon HD 7970 (GPU) Rosewell 650 (PSU) 120GB King (SSD) Asus VN247HP 1ms
#10Orestes417Posted 7/21/2014 9:39:16 PM
You missed the point, you download the diagnostic disc image and either burn it to a CD or make a liveusb disk and boot from it. If those won't boot with the drive attached then you most certainly have issues.
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Some roads you shouldn't go down because maps used to say there'd be dragons there. Now they don't, but that don't mean the dragons aren't there.