HDD Caddy Not Detected in Windows 10 Dual Boot

  1.    06 Feb 2018 #1

    HDD Caddy Not Detected in Windows 10 Dual Boot

    Hi Guys I got a HP 15 here that I have dual boot with Windows 10 and Windows 7. I recently bought an HDD Caddy that goes into the DVD drive, I have a SSD thats 128GB on it.

    On windows 10, the hdd / caddy is not detected at all.
    Another issue being if keep it connected turning the laptop on, it always goes into Windows 7 (no option to chose os/boot menu.

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  2.    06 Feb 2018 #2

    Alright guys, I think I found an solution!

    So there is a small dip switch (depending on your caddy it may be on the rear near the connectors ports or on the side, mine was on a side, a small dip/slide switch that I could reach with a toothpick or razor blade. upon turning it the other way it worked just fine. I did some googling and then read this - Second HDD Caddy with a flip switch | NotebookReview

    "it's a switch that, when slid all the way toward the SATA interface, will prevent the diagnostic pin from making a connection with the ground pins. here's an illustration. depending on the model of your machine, you may need to utilize the switch if you're having sleep/standby/shutdown issues after caddying your drive. (you can read about those kinds of issues here and here.)"

    Hope that helps someone. :)
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  3.    06 Feb 2018 #3

    Okay, I spoke too soon, it worked fine, now it wont work again. Lol..

    edit: what seems to do the trick seems to be

    with the dip switch on(flicked probably didnt make a difference

    1. connecting the caddy without the sdd/hdd, which allows dual boot option.

    2. bootinginto win 10 and shutting down.

    3. then taking the caddy out and connecting the hdd/ssd in, and starting again.

    4. now windows dual boot appears and win 10 loads.

    but on next shut down it wont work no more.

    i think definitely a driver issue.. because windows 7 works fine..

    Major Update: Okay after much digging, I think I found the issue (fingers crossed)

    the drive was marked as "active" and I forgot to mention it was previously used as a C drive which I had just formatted, so I forgot to delete/clean the whole thing and the system partitions traces/records so that was causing issues, I backed up all, went to storage options / diskpart and deleted the whole ssd, and made a simple volume, that seems to have solved it.

    Hard drive in a caddy causing boot problems - Windows 10 Forums
    How to Diskpart Erase/Clean a Drive Through the Command Prompt

    thanks for being patient with me! :)
    Last edited by longhorn; 06 Feb 2018 at 19:03.
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