02-16-2011 10:03 PM - edited 02-16-2011 10:05 PM
I have a WD Element 2 TB, WEWDBAAU0020. My issue is when I have the drive plugged in, my Windows will fail to boot. I get past POST and everything, it's stuck after the "flying windows logo" screen. I only get a black screen right after the flying logo disappears. When I unplug the drive and let Windows start, it's completely fine.
I've tried disable USB Legacy storage device in BIOS with no help. In my system event log, I see "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk5\DR5.", which is the culprit drive.
My setup is:
Windows 7 Ultimate x64, 6.1.7600.16695
EVGA Mobo, 132-BL-E758
North Bridge Intel X58 Revision 13
South Bridge Intel 82801JR (ICH10R)
Revision 13 CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 960 @ 3.20GHz
Cpu Socket Socket 1366 LGA
Maximum Capacity 6144 MBytes Maximum
Memory Module Size 2048 MBytes
BFG NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275
Please help. Thanks!
02-17-2011 06:53 AM
While in the BIOS did you make sure USB is after the HD in boot order? It's frequently set on boot from USB by default to load at build time.