OS: Windows 7 64 bit OEM (not pirated)
Processor: i7 860 2.8 GHz Processor
Motherboard: EVGA P55 SLI 132-LF-E655-KR BIOS version A74 (latest and greatest)
Video Card: EVGA GTX 660 Ti SC+ 3GB 03G-P4-3663-KR
RAM: OCZ OCZ3SG1600LV4GK (4x2Gigs = 8 Gigs)
SSD: OCZ vertex 2 OCZSSD3-2VTX120G (SATA port 0. OS and other programs installed, office, adobe etc)
HDD: Western Digital 500 Gig Caviar Black 32 MB Cache WD5001AALS (SATA port 1. Games installed and music storage)
DVD-RW: Toshiba/Samsung SH-s223 (sata port 4)
DVD-ROM: Hitachi/LG DH10N (sata port5)
PSU: Thermaltake TR-2 RX-850
Driver: Standard Windows driver version 6.1.7600.16385
SATA Controller software: Intel version 10.8.0.1003 (latest and greatest)
Drive in question: Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS (SATA port 2. 2TB 64MB Cache)
I am trying to make this drive usable as storage on the PC listed above.
If there are any files on the drive, the PC listed above will not boot.
I can hot swap into the pc above fine (PC is up and running with windows loaded and then plugging in the drive).
It does not matter which SATA port I use.
It does not matter which SATA cable I use.
My P4 Windows XP Pro machine (a completely different computer than the one listed above) boots just fine with the drive installed.
I don’t remember this happening prior to last reinstall of windows.
I don’t want to reinstall at the moment. I want to buy a bigger SSD before doing so (dont want to waste the time 2 times in 1 year).
I don’t want to make hot swapping a “normal” thing on a drive, it can’t be good for it.
Using Western Digital Digital LifeGuard Diagnostics:
Write to zeros (pass)
Extended Test (pass)
I write the drive to zeros and complete the extended test. PC listed above will boot.
Using Windows 7 64 bit, I use the Disk Management program to allocate the drive and then format it. PC listed above will boot.
Once I move music, movies, pictures etc onto the drive, the PC listed above will NOT boot.
The PC makes it to the Windows graphic and is doing its pulsating thing and does not continue on. It just hangs there and pulsates.
I will report back with the Windows Event Viewer as soon as I figure out what I’m looking at…
Does anybody have any insight?