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My PC is stuck on a loading screen when I have all 3 HD plugged in, which has never been a problem in the past. So I move to my new apartment and had the PC unplugged for a few days and when I turn it on I have to unplug all but the SSD the OS is on so it boots. Once it booted it installed updates, which may have caused the problem to begin with, and booted normally. I can plug in the sata cable, once booted, on my 1tb drive and no problem. But once I restart I get stuck on the loading screen.
My guess it confused this HD for the main one and tried to install updates on it when the OS isnt installed on it so it gets stuck in a loop. Without reformatting the HD or using the install disk, is there a way to fix this?
No the 500gb HD which holds movies and music will not do the same so let's just ignore this one.
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Have you checked the BIOS setings?
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Weirdly, i have to actually set my SSD to the second Hard Drive in the BIOS and then it boots. If i put it as my first boot device, it wont boot and i get an error code.

Try making your HDD the first boot hard drive and SSD Second to see what happens
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Well my bios settings remain the same as they were prior to moving. I'm not sure why it would change, but I will have a crack at it.
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Originally Posted by Darylrese View Post

Weirdly, i have to actually set my SSD to the second Hard Drive in the BIOS and then it boots. If i put it as my first boot device, it wont boot and i get an error code.

Try making your HDD the first boot hard drive and SSD Second to see what happens

    That would be because you had the HDD as boot device/SATA0 device when you installed Windows.  So the Windows Installer put the bootloader on the HDD instead of the SSD.  If you had changed that hookup/configuration before installing Windows, the bootloader would have been written to the SSD.
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