I have a desktop with 3 hard drives: one for the OS, two for data. The system would not boot today. I disconnected and tested until I found that if I disconnect one of the two data drives, the system will start properly, although it complains about items installed on that data drive.
Does this mean the drive is dead? How can I diagnose this? I have never had a hard drive fail before.
This is an HP Pavillion. The drive is Seagate Barracuda, 7200.11 750 GB.
Edit: my situation is identical to this post: Computer hangs at BIOS screen. Cannot enter setup