i posted about this before and got a few replies (which i tried) but i cant see to find the thread. a while ago my maxtor diamondmax 9 250gb s-ata hard drive somehow stopped working, while that hard drive is plugged in the computer wont start up, just before it reaches the login screen it seems to freeze up for a bit on a black screen, then restart itself and it keeps doing this in a continuous loop. I have to unplug the hard drive to get my computer on. There's a lot of stuff on that hard drive and i'd really like to get it working again. I've tried different s-ata ports and such, i remember someone suggested checking the boot order in the bios which i did and couldnt see a problem with it, i fiddled with it and now i get the "windows failed to start correctly, choose one of these" thing at start up, which i cant choose because it appears before the USB kicks in (USB keyboard). so yes, if anyone knows how i may get the hard drive to work with the others, and to get rid of the boot selection, it would be much appreciated.