Odd hard drive behavior Solved

  1.    13 Nov 2015 #1

    Odd hard drive behavior

    Two days ago I defraged my primary hard drive before I went to bed. When I woke up the next day my laptop was on a black screen so I held the power button until it shut down. When I tried to boot it up I got a message saying no hard drive was found. After a while of searching online I decided to reinstall windows with a bootable USB device. I installed my second back up hard drive (has nothing but miscellaneous files and programs. Nothing windows related) to get a few important files onto it for when I reinstall windows. With the second hard drive installed the computer booted normally from the primary drive. I thought this was just a glitch of some sort and forgot about it.

    Today I removed the second hard drive to use on another computer and when I tried booting my laptop it said there was no hard drive installed. So my laptop won't recognize any drive unless both hard drives are installed.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    13 Nov 2015 #2

    Ok so I looked at both the hard drives in disk management and the second hard drive has a 200 MB partition called "EFI System Partition".
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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