Merry Xmas to all
ok installed win 8, clean install on a new drive, worked great, ran it for
about 6 weeks, worked great and was happy using win 8 so decided to make that computer my main one, connected another HD to
copy all kinds of files from an old win 7 drive (word docs, downloads folder, favorites, and various other pdf docs etc to
new win 8 install, went well, then a few days later i unplugged the old win 7 drive from the win 8 computer, on reboot got
error that win 8 couldn't start as could not access required device, or a required device isn't connected or couldn't be
accessed, i tried safe boot it booted ok, then did system restore no joy, it still failed to boot and again said it had
encountered a problem (couldn't connect to or a required device isn't connected or couldn't be accessed) and wanted to
restart, error number was all zeros with an E as the last character of the error message.
when i re-connected the
other HD it finally booted, grrr usually under all previous version of windows i could connect and disconnect drives at will
win 8 seems to hate it, any idea's ?
As i loaded win 8 without that second drive connected i don't understand why
it wants it connected to boot, got me fuzzleld !!
the Win 8 install wasn't an upgrade, it was a Clean Install !!
it passed registration and activation and was purchased from a nationwide retailer so it wouldn't be a
counterfeit copy hmm, and even then as it was a genuine upgrade it still shouldn't need the old drive connected to boot.
btw they are both sata drives so i cant see that there is a problem with slave or master drives settings.....