05-08-2011 04:57 PM
I had a dual boot config:
-500 GB Western Digital drive was primary and booted into Linux Red Hat 5 (RH)
-1TB Barracuda was secondary and booted into Windows7, if that was selected in menu shown by RH.
The 1 TB drive started to fail- loud click sounds, Windows had unexpected failures.
So I replaced it with another 1TB Barracuda (ST31000528AS). I installed Windows 7 onto it.
The new Windows runs fine.
Until I unplug the old 500 GB drive. When I do that I get a message: "GRUB DRIVE ERROR." I don't know much about Linux, but know GRUB is part of it.
So I reboot off the Windows installer CD, select Repair System/Windows Start Up Problems.
But the GRUB think won't go away.
I think I've tried everything my CMOS setup has to offer. Selecting which drive to boot off, etc. Selecting "Fail Safe Defaults".
Once when I had Windows running, I went into its Disk Management utilities and tried to delete the 500 GB drive.
05-09-2011 12:57 AM