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Vista wont boot with second HDD installed.

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Hey guys for some reason when I try to boot into Vista with both my 500gig and 80 gig hard drive it says that it cannot locate a boot file.

It boots fine when I disconnect the power to the 80 gig hard drive. I think its looking for the boot file in that hard drive. There is no operating system installed on that hard drive, its strictly storage.

I want to know if it is possible that it could copy some files without me knowing. It started when I was trying to overclock and had to restart a couple times.

Is there a setting on the mother board that controles what hard drive to search first? I know the 80 gig is set as the Secondary Slave.

I have a P5N-E SLI mother board.
    
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3x 1TB Mitsumi 1.44MB 3.5" Floppy Disk Drive Windows 7 64Bit 23" Samsung F2380, 40" lcd tv 
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Check in the BIOS which drive is set as the bootable device (there should be a boot options section). I am pretty sure that the 80GB drive used to have an OS installed on it and the system is trying to boot of it.
    
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250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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