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nvidia boot agent error after removing hdd

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    nvidia boot agent error after removing hdd

    I had two hdd's but one died so i'm removing but when i did i got this message(see pic) I have tried moving hdd to first boot option, any other ideas? My new drive boots fine as long as the other is attached to the cables, but as soon as its removed i get this error? My new drive is a sata 3 and old one is a sata 2 btw.

    Intel® Core™2 Quad Extreme QX9650 Processor (3.0GHz, 12MB Cache, 1333MHz)

    Vista Ultimate Edition 64 bit

    Coolermaster Cosmos S Ultra Performance Aluminium Chassis with 1250W PSU

    SLi nForce 780i SLi - Intel Core2Duo/Quad Core - ATX

    8GB DDR2 800MHz Memory (4 x 2GB)

    GTX260

    Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Sound Card



    The first thing i did was to use the same cable outlets, so its not that, i tried removing all other boot options then i get a "disk boot failure" error, in the bios "hard disk boot priority" my hard drive is set as 1. And if i insert my O/S disk and go to load drivers my hard drive is recognised in there, so the pc knows its there, this is so weird. Another strange thing, i went to the seagate website and downloaded their utility to find my hard drive details and it didn't recognise any hard drive at all, even when i was on it at the time,

    I have installed EasyBCD to change the boot priority to my new drive which is the only reason i can use it at all, with my old one connected. And i have tried removing my old one from the boot list but this makes no difference.





    Windows repair doesn't recognise any installations (yet in "load drivers" they are there).



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    Re: nvidia boot agent error after removing hdd

    I think its your mbr.

    Havde you tried this:
    How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

    The mbr was probably o0n the drive you took out, so now windows is confused.

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    Re: nvidia boot agent error after removing hdd

    Installed a new O/S on a partition to fix it, nothing else worked.

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    Re: nvidia boot agent error after removing hdd

    Yha, thatd do it too

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nvidia boot agent error after removing hdd

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