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  1.    17 Feb 2016 #1
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    Windows 10 64bit

    Having issues installing a 3rd hd please help.


    I'm trying to install a new 1tb western digital hard drive, and whenever its hooked into my system I am unable to boot. I've tried changing the boot set up and changing around the sata cables. any help will be appreciated.
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  2.    17 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    N.Y.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    This for a primary drive for the OS ? Booting from installation disc properly ? Wait a minute, sorry, just a 3rd drive and already have OS installed ?
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  3.    17 Feb 2016 #3
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Is the drive defective? Any way you can try it in another computer?
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  4.    17 Feb 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    This for a primary drive for the OS ? Booting from installation disc properly ? Wait a minute, sorry, just a 3rd drive and already have OS installed ?
    Just installing a third drive, my other two drives contain the boot info and such
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  5.    17 Feb 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    Is the drive defective? Any way you can try it in another computer?
    no I have no way to test it in another computer
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  6.    17 Feb 2016 #6
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    Danville
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Go into BIOS and see if the drive shows up in the devices list there, if you can please. If it shows there then the motherboard does see it. Also what is the wattage of your power supply unit?
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  7.    18 Feb 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Britton View Post
    Go into BIOS and see if the drive shows up in the devices list there, if you can please. If it shows there then the motherboard does see it. Also what is the wattage of your power supply unit?
    I've went into the bios the drive indeed shows up, and my power supply is a 500w Evga 80+ bronze
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  8.    18 Feb 2016 #8
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Assuming the drive is blank, then it should come down to something in the boot process. Do you have a second controller on the motherboard to try? Can you remove your second drive and try this third one in it's place?
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  9.    18 Feb 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
    Assuming the drive is blank, then it should come down to something in the boot process. Do you have a second controller on the motherboard to try? Can you remove your second drive and try this third one in it's place?
    The drive is indeed blank, I've checked over the boot process. I've changed the different sata ports and even taken out the second drive completely.
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  10.    18 Feb 2016 #10
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit v1709 build 16299.15

    Uninstall the drive. Boot system. Let it run for about 5 minutes, while system is running install the new hdd. If you can now see it then re-format the drive then, create one partition the size of the drive. In disk management you will have to designate a drive letter for your new hd drive. Do not install any OS on this drive unless you want to later. The drive should now be a storage device and not a boot device and should appear as such on your machine.Unless the new drive is bricked this is a relatively easy problem to solve.

    Windows 10 however causes some very unusual problems never seen before. imo. Also in the bios set boot order using windows boot manager to set your boot sequence if you can not a particular drive. On my pc with windows 10 I cannot delete any drive from boot chain or select what drive to boot from. It only works using windows boot manager to fire this thing up. 21st century stuff I guess.
    Last edited by lopedoggie; 18 Feb 2016 at 14:56.
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