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Medalofhalo

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I was using my computer as normal, watching some videos when the computer froze, upon restart I was prompted with Windows Setup, So I just selected system restore, I was told there are no restore points, confused I select the custom install to see if my main drive with Windows 7 (64-bit) was detected. It wasn't . The only thing there is my 1tb drive with my Steam games. I got the 1tb drive for Christmas and I saw this as an opportunity to wipe my current drive, So I got rid of Windows 10 and got back Windows 7, so I my main drive I have Windows 7 and a few other programs.

 

I decided to restart and see if my BIOS sees the Hard Drive, it didn't I checked my wires and they are all connected correctly.


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Sounds like the drive has failed but reverse the connections to the two drives and see if the 1 TB goes away and the original drive comes back.  That would indicate a MOBO problem.  If the 1 TB remains the only drive then the original drive has failed.


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Sounds like the drive has failed but reverse the connections to the two drives and see if the 1 TB goes away and the original drive comes back.  That would indicate a MOBO problem.  If the 1 TB remains the only drive then the original drive has failed.

Ah, oh Well, guess the drive failed, Thanks. I Guess I should Install Windows on 1tb drive


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Or pickup a 250 GB SSD and install Windows on it and keep your data on the 1 TB..  Makes things so much faster.


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