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Secondary MAster HArd disk error


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Ok i Have two western digital hard drives.. I set up my system to dual boot with Win Xp on one drive and Win 7 on the other.. As I had removed all my files from the XP side of things I decided to go solely win 7..

Heres when my trouble began..

I used easy BCD to remove the win xp boot loader (I think) and then I started to get errors Secondary MAster HArd disk error".. I could usually solve this by going into the bios and swapping the order of the two HDDs around but the problem itself would not go away..

I was then offered the advice to format the drive that xp used to be on and install win7 again onto it..Which I (probably foolishly did.. However I still get the same error..I now boot into a fresh version of win 7 and to make matters worse I cant see the other hard drive in either the bios or anywhere in management..

During boot up the computer recognises SAta 1 as a cd sata 3 as a HDD and sata 2 as a hdd, but then it states sata ultra dma mode 5 for the dvd, then sata 3 ultra dma mode 5 for the HDD then after a long pause throws out a "secondary master hard disk error" press f1.. In the Bios I can see secondary IDE MAstwer device = HDD but the rest is empty I cant even see my other HDD..

Help..
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Right I have made some progress...

In the end I changed the sata config in the Bios to AHCI which reset all the drives..

On booting it still couldnt find the third (my original drive) and windows failed to load completely..

Then I set it back to IDE and low and behold it now found all the drives.. I can now look at my computer and manage etc and see every drive so all are working fine..

However how do i get back to booting on what is now F (Will I have to dual boot two lots of win 7 ?).. Is there an easy way to do this or should I just copy everything across and count myself lucky I got it to work...
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OK same prob as original post this morning...
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OK not as lucky as I thought, same prob as original post this morning...
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