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>HELP!!< Secondary Hard Drive Error

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Heya,
I have this old DELL computer that i hooked up my WD 200GB hard drive from my old Gateway comp. From my memory, i did format and i even remember all the junk got deleted and i got little angry because of it.

The issue is that my Windows XP doesn't boot up if I enable SATA port of my secondary WD hard drive in the bios. Rarely though, it loads up fine but i really need to retrieve some important files in there.

There's no OS installed in my secondary HD.

1. Do you think it's my mobo's problem or my HD problem?

2. Is there a way to back-up the data?
    
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Make it boot from your own drive instead It should say something in the lines of "Boot Selection Menu" or "BBS Menu" when you're booting your computer, click that button and you'll see a list of devices to boot from.
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post #3 of 4
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Thx for post.
Well for DELL is there boot selection option at startup?
And if i do startup with my secondary hd which has no os, how am i going to back up any data?
    
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its usually Esc, and gonX meant make sure to boot from ur OS Drive.
sometimes when adding a new hd to a pc the bios sets the new hd to the top of the priority list
    
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