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Having problems booting after connecting second SATA drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by am95, Sep 7, 2012.

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  1. am95

    am95 Thread Starter

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    I connected a second Sata drive and it now seems XP is trying to boot from that drive instead. When I disconnect the second drive it boots normally. The thing is it worked fine until I installed Linux (Debian) alongside XP but I'm not sure why that would cause the issue.

    Anyway, what happens is after I connect the drive I get the following:
    "strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility"

    When I go into setup utility and drive configuration I see the SATA primary drive is the new drive whereas the original drive which I want to boot from is listed as the primary master drive. SATA secondary drive and primary slave drive are listed as "off". Do I need to reconfigure this is some different way or is there perhaps something else going on?

    Thanks
     
  2. leroys1000

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    Sounds like your new drive is probably connected
    to a sata connector that has priority over the other.
    You should just need to change the first boot device
    back to the original drive in the bios.
     
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