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Windows 7 Won't Boot with 3TB Hard Drive installed

Steve
09-Jun-14 10:58 PM
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Hi all, just to clarify the operating system is installed on an 80GB hard disk, so I'm not booting from the 3TB. I just want to use it as a data drive/storage. I noticed that with it installed the computer will not boot. If I unplug it the PC boots. Although bios post runs fine and when it comes to load the OS, bam nothing black screen. I also tried running installation of windows 7 but it stays on "Setup is starting". Do note that this is an old system, and I think that the motherboard's sata controller doesn't support this hard disk. Would it be possible to make it work if I buy a PCI/PCI-E Controller?

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Steve
09-Jun-14 11:57 PM
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Please lock thread as it appears that the 3TB is bust (tried it via usb, couldn't mount it).

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eraser
12-Jun-14 11:23 AM
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did u try it on a newer system? My 2TB was dying on me, sometimes it wouldnt load and it was making a lot of ticking sounds. I downloaded a program of Seagate and used it to 'fix' it. For now its working fine but i guess it will die sooner or later.

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mafia ltd
12-Jun-14 12:08 PM
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u need a 3tb+ unlocker asus and asrock have it if other check windows update you should find a driver

 

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Steve
17-Jun-14 11:05 PM
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Nah drive is dead guys, connected it externally on a modern system (socket 1150) to be precise. Didn't work, couldn't initialize it.

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