Windows 10: Error adding a 2nd internal hard drive

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  1.    23 May 2017 #21

    zbrufan813 said: View Post
    This is not my system. My system has Windows 10 now. Purchased with Win8 that was corrupted so I purchased Win8.1 and installed that, then last year win 10 installed during free upgrade period.
    Intel I7 4 core 3.4ghz Processor
    16GB DDR3 Ram
    1TB West. Dig. internal drive (Correct working drive)
    700GB Samsung Internal drive (This is problem drive)
    3TB Seagate External USB/SATA Drive
    3TB Toshiba External USB/SATA Drive
    1TB West. Dig. External USB/SATA Drive (This is an old Internal drive put into an external case. Newer than the problem drive however.)
    Mother board is an ASUS Model CM6330_CM6630_CM6730_CM^*#) (LGA1155)
    Bios Amer. Mega. version 0404 date 9/28/2012
    If anything else is needed le me know.
    The important spec I am curious about is the power supply. Brand, and total wattage.
    The PS in that linked system was only 300 Watts. If it were a cheap brand then it is possible that the system is underpowered and that power fluctuation can cause symptoms like yours also.
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  2.    23 May 2017 #22

    TV2 said: View Post
    What makes you believe it is "trying to load off of it"?

    If you connect a failing hard drive to a system it can cause the system to lock up. So if the thing you are seeing is that the system goes immediately into the BIOS settings that does not mean that the system is trying to load from the second drive. It can just mean that the POST could not complete the routine and it quit and defaulted to the BIOS.
    OK so trying to load the 2nd drive might not be the correct thing to say. I just thought that since I can start up fine if I unplug the drive that something was trying to read the 2nd drive during startup.
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  3.    23 May 2017 #23

    It could just mean the second drive is bad, has a Linux flag on it, or your system does not have enough power to run a second hard drive.
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  4.    23 May 2017 #24

    The power supply 350W if I understand correctly. The label says AC/Bel HBA008-ZA1GT - 350
    However, when running the disk checkup program suggested earlier in this thread, it showed there was an error on the "End-to-End" so I think I am going to just scrap this drive. It was only going to be used as a back-up for my internal Windows drive in case of problems. I can always get a new int or ext for 15-20 dollars. It doesn't need to be a large drive just large enough to back-up my internal that is at the largest size now and there is only a little over 400GB used. Thanks to everyone that tried to help.
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  5.    23 May 2017 #25

    Yep. Best not to mess around with problem hard drives. They will only disappoint in the end.
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