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nvidia boot agent error after removing hdd

#1
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).


 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    x9650 extreme 3.0 ghz
    Motherboard
    nvidia 780sli
    Memory
    8 gb ram
    Graphics Card(s)
    9800gx2 x2
    Hard Drives
    2x1000 gb

Patonb

Vista Guru
Gold Member
#2

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Dual L5639 // i7 950 @ 4.0Ghz
    Motherboard
    Evga SR-2 // Gigabyte x58a-ud3r
    Memory
    12Gig Corsair XMS3 // 6Gig OCZ Gold
    Graphics Card(s)
    gtx 560 ti // gtx 260-216
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual 22" // Headless
    Hard Drives
    OCZ aGILITY 3, 120Gig + Seagate 500Gig x 2
    PSU
    Silverstone da700 // Corsair 520hx
    Case
    Rosewill BlackHawk Ultra // Antec 900v1
    Cooling
    Twin CM Hyper 212+ // Noctua NH-u12
    Other Info
    Acer 8930 laptop with x9100...
#3
Installed a new O/S on a partition to fix it, nothing else worked.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    x9650 extreme 3.0 ghz
    Motherboard
    nvidia 780sli
    Memory
    8 gb ram
    Graphics Card(s)
    9800gx2 x2
    Hard Drives
    2x1000 gb

Patonb

Vista Guru
Gold Member
#4
Yha, thatd do it too ;)
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Dual L5639 // i7 950 @ 4.0Ghz
    Motherboard
    Evga SR-2 // Gigabyte x58a-ud3r
    Memory
    12Gig Corsair XMS3 // 6Gig OCZ Gold
    Graphics Card(s)
    gtx 560 ti // gtx 260-216
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual 22" // Headless
    Hard Drives
    OCZ aGILITY 3, 120Gig + Seagate 500Gig x 2
    PSU
    Silverstone da700 // Corsair 520hx
    Case
    Rosewill BlackHawk Ultra // Antec 900v1
    Cooling
    Twin CM Hyper 212+ // Noctua NH-u12
    Other Info
    Acer 8930 laptop with x9100...

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