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I am very sorry about your issues. When you boot the PC with this SATA drive in it, what exactly is the error message that you are getting?
Please let me know by replying to me here so that I can help you further.
Hi, thank you for writing back with that information. This happens because of driver issues especially if you installed Windows on that drive while it is attached to another computer.
Now, do you have a CD or DVD installer of your Windows so that you can install it while it is attached to the current system?
Thank you for writing back with that information.
So are you saying that, when you attach the drive, the BIOS sees it, and you can boot to the CD installer. Then you run the installation of Windows, but when the installer restarts the computer, the system no longer detects the drive where you install Windows. Is that correct?
Are you installing Windows 7, 8 or 10?
Please go to your BIOS and check as to what mode is the Hard Disk Drive set to. Is it set to SATA, IDE or AHCI. If it is set to SATA, please set it to AHCI then try the install again.
What are your options in the BIOS for your drive? SATA? IDE?
No, not the boot order setting.
I am referring to the SATA configuration.
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