Boot failure only with secondary HDD installed?
I have been running a new build for about 2 weeks. [components are in signature].
I tried installing a secondary HDD. It's just a standard WD 1Tb 7200rpm HDD.
With the WD HDD connected to power and SATA cable, my computer will stall at boot up right at the Windows 7 screen when the four colors converge and "pulse" as the Windows logo.
If I disconnect the power and SATA to the WD HDD, the computer will boot to windows fine. I tried this several times.
Could it be the SATA3 cable connected to the WD HDD?
Do I need to format the HDD first somehow?
Thanks for any feedback.
Xion XON-180 Case
OCZ ModXStream 600w 50A on +12V
ASUS M5A99FX Pro R2.0 AM3+ mobo
AMD FX-4170 Zambezi 4.2GHz [stock heatsink]
2 x 4Gb DDR3 1866 G.Skill Sniper RAM
Corsair GT 60Gb SATA3 SSD
Evga GTX 465 GPU
Windows 7 Premium