Secondary drive prevents booting

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PhilipOldham

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Hiya there,

So i was minding my own business listening to music, browsing the net, as you do. But then i got a blue screen, everything locks up and it resets. Only to find i cannot boot back into windows! It's happened before, and just popping the XP cd in and running chkdsk on the secondary drive seemed to fix the problem. But alas, this time seems to be different. I can boot if i unplug the secondary drive, everything works perfectly - but plug it in and it gets to the scrolling boot splash and then goes blank. I don't understand how my secondary drive (which holds no system files) can stop windows booting?

If someone has any ideas what's going on that'd be fantastic and i'd greatly apreciate any help!

Take care
Phil
 
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PhilipOldham, welcome to TSG
just out of curiosity what are the drives ide or sata?
if ide what are the jumpers set to on both drives?
if ide how are the master & slave hooked up inline on the cable? which one is at the end?
 

PhilipOldham

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They're both SATA actually, and i haven't been fiddling with jumpers since it was working. :) Thanks for the suggestion!
 
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