View Full Version : HDD removal euchre's the system.

17-08-2010, 09:17 PM
My main HDD is faulty. From a backup on an external HDD, I have cloned the system onto my second (slave) disk. I changed this second disk to Master and the failing disk to slave, deleted and formated the slave so it is empty.

The system starts from the new master. However, if I disconnect the power to the slave and try and reboot, the system hangs and won't start. Using the WIN7 program disk to try and repair startup, I get a message that the disk cannot start windows.

Now, if I reconnect the power to the faulty slave and reboot, all is back to normal!

What steps do I need to remove the faulty slave? Should I disconnect the cable along with the power?

17-08-2010, 10:32 PM
Have you tried cloning to the not-faultry drive, disconnecting the faulty drive, then starting or reinstalling windows? if that works, what happens when you connect the slave again? if it doesnt work, exactly what error do you get?