I’ve just built a new computer with all new parts but I’m having trouble with my HDD. When I try to boot Windows 7 with it, it fails by either going to a black screen or hanging somewhere during the initial start up.
Then I successfully installed Windows 7 with a SSD, but I’m still having the same problems when I hook up the HDD.
I have the BIOS set to AHCI, and the 1st priority is the SSD, but I can’t boot with my HDD attached…
These are my specs:
Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card
Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case
Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer