Windows 7 won't boot with other hard drives installed.
Posted 27 January 2009 - 09:33 PM
anyway, I just finished installing Windows 7 and after all updates and a few tests I decided to plug back in my other drives and now Windows 7 won't boot at all and it switches to a different hard drive after about 15 seconds of waiting with no errors. I even switched SATA ports and that doesn't help.
Is this a common problem/feature with Windows 7?
Posted 27 January 2009 - 10:46 PM
Posted 27 January 2009 - 11:24 PM
I only remove them so the install setup doesn't pick up the other OSes and create a boot menu. I find them annoying and prefer to turn on and go straight to desktop.
I do have an eSATA port and use a 4th drive for external storage. But it would be jsut too complicated and messy to have all my drives external. I'm too cluttered as it is.
I'll try to move the Windows 7 drive around as I never moved it at all and pray it works.
edit: I moved the drives to the top ports and all is fine. Thanks for the tip.
This post has been edited by MarkJohnson: 27 January 2009 - 11:28 PM