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Hi to all,
I have a frustrating problem (to me anyway), I recently added a brand new Western Digital SE 500gb harddrive to my pc I went into disk manager and initialised it then partitioned it and proceeded to fomat the drive. Halfway through the format I had a power failure which obviously stopped the format, now when I try to boot the pc after reaching the windows logo my system just flashes up the blue screen of death to quickly for me to read any info and reboots again and again with the same process! I removed the WD HDD and it boots fine without it attached but as soon as I reattach the drive I have the same problem, I have tried to use the WD diagnostic tool/program off a flopppy disk and boot from floppy drive but it starts to load then just freezes! I can hear the drive constantley spinning up and then slowing down repeatedly with type of clicking noises if thats any help with dianosing the problem? I am at a loss with what to do as my pc skills only go so far and alot of my problems solved by reading forum posts. So if anyone could help or tell me if I've killed the drive it would be much appreciated.
Cheers Carl.
 

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Go into BIOS and check what is Hard Disk drive priority when you attach WD 500GB...
Make sure that it has to be your HDD where OS is...
Hope this will help you mate...
I assume you meant that the drive with my OS on has to primary master? anyway I set up bios to boot from my main OS drive and had the bios automatically pick up the WD 500GB set to slave but......you guessed it it didnt! So I turned of pc and changed the drive to the next IDE cable which normally runs my cdrom and writer going from master to slave and to cable select with still no results other than the usual loading to windows logo then rebooting itself??
 
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