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    ok, i have 2 drives (core 2 system). Since a few days ago my OS doesnt detect the secondary HDD but the bios does. WTF. Also since those few days ago my boot time has increased dramatically (from about 1 minute to almost 7). But the weirdest thing is that after that, it works flawlessly, i can play all games like nothing was happened. Watch HD videos no problem either. So any ideas??
     
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    What is on the second drive? Is it freshly formated? Does it contain an OS? Are the boot priorites for each drive set correctly?
     
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    On the second drive are only the ISO's of ALL MY GAMES :cry:. It hasnt been formated since almost a year ago. No, it doesnt contain an os. Yes, the boot order is: drive C (the other with the OS), second HDD, optical drive
     
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    All of that seems fine, and in good order. I assume you pulled the drives connections, booted up, powered down and reinstall the connections, then reboot and let windows go to work?

    I have a drive that just randomly drops from use, but the above always brings it back. hope it helps.
     
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    ok, will try that when i have sometime (ie when i finish watch Top Gear Season 3 for second time :D)
     

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