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So basically, I found an oldish 2.5 inch 1tb hdd that I wanted to connect to my pc. But I wanted to wipe it first, so I disconnected my secondary hard drive, and left my main boot SSD connected. I then connected the 2.5 inch one into the pc. I have connected my WIN 10 usb stick and tried to boot into that but it was taking AGES so I disconnected everything and put my HDD back. I didnt acctually get into windows with that HDD connected. Now theoritaclly speaking, could that infect my boot HDD and give me a rootkit or firmware virus? Because with that HDD connected it took a 1 minute to post for my pc and another minute to get into booting screen, but usually it takes 5 - 6 seconds to get into post screen with my other hdd connected. Also Malwarebytes and Bullguard premium scans come back clean

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Have you tried changing boot order settings in the BIOS? That might be the issue.

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Just get a caddy for it and plug it into a USB port, could be boot order as swarf says but taking ages to boot usually means it's having trouble reading/finding the disc.

 

Slightly confused as to why a USB stick got involved when all you wanted to do was connect a HDD?

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1 hour ago, probedb said:

Just get a caddy for it and plug it into a USB port, could be boot order as swarf says but taking ages to boot usually means it's having trouble reading/finding the disc.

 

Slightly confused as to why a USB stick got involved when all you wanted to do was connect a HDD?

Checked boot order wasnt it, and wanted to boot from usb to wipe the drive before entering windows

Edited by weex1

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Fair enough :)

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