System will not boot if Hard Drive plugged in...
Posted on 2003-03-21
I have several hard drives in my computer. My primary is an 120 GB, my secondary (slave is an 80 GB). I have an external Firewire 80GB as well. I have an ATA Controller card that I have used successfully in the past and have another 80 GB IBM Hard Drive hooked up to it as a slave. The problem is that as soon as I connect any drive to the controller card the system stops booting. The BIOS sees the drive and I can get to the Windows startup screen with a moving block of squares going from left to right inside of a box. I can let that run all day and it still doesn't boot. The Operating system is Windows XP Home. I have used the hard drive in the past and it just has some .mpg files on it and a bunch of .mp3's. I have tried setting it as the master. Still nothing recognized. Any ideas? When I try booting into safe mode it stalls on the following file:
I would really appreciate your help on this one.