Windows 10: Having issues installing a 3rd hd please help.

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  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 64bit
       17 Feb 2016 #1

    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. Posts : 3,034
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       17 Feb 2016 #2

    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

    Is the drive defective? Any way you can try it in another computer?
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  4. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       17 Feb 2016 #4

    jds63 said: 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. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       17 Feb 2016 #5

    Winuser said: 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. Posts : 50
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       17 Feb 2016 #6

    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. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       18 Feb 2016 #7

    Britton said: 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

    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. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       18 Feb 2016 #9

    DeaconFrost said: 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. Posts : 380
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit v10586.3
       18 Feb 2016 #10

    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.
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