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Computer will not boot with second hard drive

Hello,
Once I disconnect the second hard drive (SATA2) from my XC Cube edition, the computer boots fine. With it connected however, it stalls on the XC Cube logo upon startup. There is a single beep on startup, and then it just hangs on th logo.
I did start getting a Delayed Write Failure with the second drive about a month ago, but the problem just went away without me doing anything and it was fine for several weeks up until now. Please help! 
The second drive is a Seagate Baracuda 1 Terabyte.

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  • kpdigital May 29, 2009

    HI,


    Are  you saying try to add a different hard drive in place of the suspect drive and see if it works? Good idea.. Is there any other way? I dont have a third SATA hard drive.

  • kpdigital Jun 15, 2009

    The computer boots with the primary hard drive alone in either SATA slot. When the second HD is plugged in, the computer seems to never boot completely, but rather hang on the XCCube logo screen. There is a looping mechanical sound that I can hear..sounds like the whirl of the first HD, then a small "click" sound, then the whirl again and a click.. over and over again endlessly. Also, LEAD 3 on the motherboard keeps flashing forever. During normal startup, LEAD 3 flashes for a while during startup, but then stays solid, but again, while the second HD is plugged in, LEAD 3 flashes forever.

    Is this a mobo problem? I dont have a 3rd Sata HD to test.

    Thank you

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It look like harddisk problem is keep going. plug out the disk and try. if it continues and says there is not problem you can say mmotherboard is working well and you have really disk problem

Posted on May 29, 2009

  • meteshadow May 29, 2009

    put out the harddive and work without harddive the pc.  look whats going on.  i wanna sure if it is really disk problem or mainboard. 




    pls rate this when you solved.

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