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windo

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Hey guys, need some help :D

I recently plugged in an old hard drive to my computer. Usually on boot up the computer will have a black screen with writing:

Loading Operating system...
Boot from CD/DVD...

and then it would start immediately after.

After plugging in an old hard drive to use it as a storage device, it would stop at that point. To start my computer I would have to press F12 then select the hard disk to boot windows from

I got sick of this and just took the hard drive out now so it has just the original hard drive in the box (and a portable hard drive)
But again, it will freeze after saying "Boot from CD/DVD" and to start it I have to press F12 and manually select the disk to start from.

Can somebody help me here? What have I done wrong? I have plugged in my hard drive countless times without this problem.
Is there a way I can have my alternate hard drive peramently plugged in without getting this error?

Thanks a lot.

The other hard drive has no windows installed on it, it is just a blank hard drive.
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You may need to use a rescue disc would you like my help?
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yes please
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Please download Avira's Rescue Disc located here: http://www.avira.com...r-rescue-system

Requirements
- CD/USB
- 4gb+
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Steps To Perform:
Download the ISO format.
Use MagicISO Burner or Active ISO Burner to burn the ISO to the CD/Usb.

Boot the computer with the Rescue Disc.

Tell me how this goes.

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Avira is a useful for rescuing a system with a malware infection. However, I doubt it will do little to help in this case. The best option would be to boot system using a Windows 7 DVD, and use Startup Repair. It's most likely a Master Boot Record issue.
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thanks admin that sounds better. will do it when i can be bothered restarting my pc ;P
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Thanks. I just learned a new thing now. I assumed it's malware due to the fact that in some cases, malware does cause this.
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