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PC wont boot with certain HDD

ShadowFold

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#1
I have an old Western Digital 250gb that just doesn't seem to work. These problems are just with the drive hooked up, not booting from.. No matter what PC I put it in, it either
A: Gets into windows and then freezes(XP)
B: Gets to the Vista loading screen and goes black screen(Vista)
C: No post(just the drive in a computer with no other drive)
I don't get it :banghead:

Here's a pic...
 

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#2
I rma'd an asus board 3 times because I could load and use the OS on a DFI board. the ASUS wouldn't have any of it, would BSOD trying to load the OS disc.
 

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#3
I've tried it on an ASUS Geforce 6100, ASUS M3A78-T, ASUS M4A79T, MSI DKA790GX and Biostar 740g.. Does the same thing on all of them :(
 

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#4
have you tried doing a Zero all with like UBCD or try to see if the MBR is botched?
 

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#5
No idea what that is, if it's a windows program, I can't get into windows with the drive plugged in. Even when the OS is on a different drive.
 

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#6
no UBCD is a dos bootable image you write to a CD for diagnostics.

Has all sorts of tools on it to fix HDD issues, Hyrens boot CD and Solaris utility are very similar.
 

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#7
I'll try that UBCD thing and report back in a few.