[SOLVED] PC won't boot with hard disk plugged in ?

BhavyaJoshi123

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I had a WD 1 tb blue hard disk and recently it had stopped booting . So i got it replaced and now if i plug in my hard disk and power on the computer it wont boot and the Vga LED keeps on lighting in the motherboard and if i remove the harddisk and and connect only the SSD, the system will boot without any issue ?
Please help
 
It sounds like your pc is trying to read from that drive. Disconnect the drive and try to boot up. If it does you can try to connect it once the system is up long enough to try to read data from it. If you can’t read data, your drive is probably gone. In that case don’t connect anymore and move on.
 

Phillip Corcoran

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The original HDD which stopped booting may have failed, rendering it unusable and causing the boot failure when it's installed in the PC (even though it's no longer the boot drive it can still cause boot problems if connected to the system internally).
 
It sounds like your pc is trying to read from that drive. Disconnect the drive and try to boot up. If it does you can try to connect it once the system is up long enough to try to read data from it. If you can’t read data, your drive is probably gone. In that case don’t connect anymore and move on.
 

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