Windows 10: SSD Problem? Solved

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  1.    4 Weeks Ago #1

    SSD Problem?


    Hi there! Its been a while since I last visited. And you guys helped me a lot last time, here I am again, seeking for your helps. :)

    Givens:
    I have a Laptop that, Acer Aspire E14 E5-473G-304W
    Samsung V-NAND SSD 850 EVO 500GB (I want to use this on the laptop)

    Laptop Specs:
    Processor : Intel Core i3-5005U Processor (3M Cache, 2.00GHz)
    Graphics : 2GB NVIDIA GeForce 920M DDR3 VRAM
    Operating System : Windows 10 (Pro 1803 17134.228)
    Display : 14-inch HD 1366 x 768 resolution Acer CineCrystal LED-backlit TFT LCD Display
    Memory : 4GB DDR3L (Currently 8GB, I added another 4GB RAM)
    Storage : 1TB SATA HDD
    Optical Drive : 8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
    Battery : 4-Cell Battery

    Scenario:
    Today, an hour before I posted this. I tried to swap my HDD to SSD, all things going smoothly unti I tried to bootup (press power) and the laptop won't turn on. Double Checked the SSD and other hardwares. Still no luck.

    Right after that, I tried to bring back the HDD and it works fine, booted up on windows. Then I tried again placing the SSD, yet no power or doesn't turn on.

    I tried to change into SSD and power it on while the charger is plugged. Still no luck. I don't know, I am running out of ideas. It fits perfectly, both SSD and HDD.

    PS: I am a noob when it comes to deep knowledge about hardwares. Please enlighten me, or all of what I am doing is just a waste.

    Thank you TenForums! :)
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  2. Clintlgm's Avatar
    Posts : 786
    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
       4 Weeks Ago #2

    You need to clone or image your current hard drive then restore the image to the SSD. Macrium Reflect Free will do the job nicely either way. Also after the clone or restore if it doesn't boot MR has a feature to repair boot that will fix your boot sector.

    If you don't have 2 hard drive slots then you'll need a SATA to USB adapter then mount your SSD on the adapter and clone from hard drive , Its just as easy to pull your hard drive Install the SSD then connect the hard drive VIA USB boot MR recovery software and clone once the clone complete shut down and remove the hard drive from the USB port and boot up. once booted up you can plug the hard drive back in and format it or just keep it until your satisfied with your SSD here is a great tutorial on how to use MR Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect
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  3.    4 Weeks Ago #3

    Clintlgm said: View Post
    You need to clone or image your current hard drive then restore the image to the SSD. Macrium Reflect Free will do the job nicely either way. Also after the clone or restore if it doesn't boot MR has a feature to repair boot that will fix your boot sector.

    If you don't have 2 hard drive slots then you'll need a SATA to USB adapter then mount your SSD on the adapter and clone from hard drive , Its just as easy to pull your hard drive Install the SSD then connect the hard drive VIA USB boot MR recovery software and clone once the clone complete shut down and remove the hard drive from the USB port and boot up. once booted up you can plug the hard drive back in and format it or just keep it until your satisfied with your SSD here is a great tutorial on how to use MR Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect
    Is cloning the current drive a MUST? What I mean, it needs to be filled with something before you can actually use?

    And if ever, why doesn't it boot up using the SSD?

    Yay! Good thing I ordered right now a SATA to USB adapter. Thanks sir Clintlgm!
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  4. Posts : 1,855
    Win 10 X64 Pro 1803 17751.1
       4 Weeks Ago #4

    Something that you didn't say: with the blank SSD, do you get the Acer splash screen? Can you get into the BIOS setup (repeatedly press the F2 hotkey while the laptop is starting up)?

    If you can't see those things, you may have a different problem than trying to boot from a disk (SSD) that has no operating system installed on it. (And yes, you need a drive with an operating system on it. The OS isn't otherwise present in the laptop. The BIOS is the Basic Input/Output System, which doesn't do much beyond loading the OS from the disk.)
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  5.    4 Weeks Ago #5

    bobkn said: View Post
    Something that you didn't say: with the blank SSD, do you get the Acer splash screen? Can you get into the BIOS setup (repeatedly press the F2 hotkey while the laptop is starting up)?

    If you can't see those things, you may have a different problem than trying to boot from a disk (SSD) that has no operating system installed on it. (And yes, you need a drive with an operating system on it. The OS isn't otherwise present in the laptop. The BIOS is the Basic Input/Output System, which doesn't do much beyond loading the OS from the disk.)
    No Acer splash screen. No, can't go to BIOS. Seems like it is dead when the SSD is plugged in.
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  6. Posts : 1,855
    Win 10 X64 Pro 1803 17751.1
       4 Weeks Ago #6

    Lars0x00 said: View Post
    No Acer splash screen. No, can't go to BIOS. Seems like it is dead when the SSD is plugged in.
    Is that Acer model one of those that has to be most disassembled to replace the HD?

    If so, I wager a little (maybe 5 US) that you didn't get one of the ribbon cables plugged back in correctly when you swapped the drives. You pretty much had to have the SSD plugged in correctly, because it's in a carrier, and uses no cables.

    When you get your USB to SATA adapter, you'll be able to see whether the SSD is functional.

    The drive comes with migration software, or you can download it (http://org.downloadcenter.samsung.co...tion_Setup.exe)

    I've used it. It makes copying the old HD onto the SSD easy.
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  7.    4 Weeks Ago #7

    bobkn said: View Post
    Is that Acer model one of those that has to be most disassembled to replace the HD?

    If so, I wager a little (maybe 5 US) that you didn't get one of the ribbon cables plugged back in correctly when you swapped the drives. You pretty much had to have the SSD plugged in correctly, because it's in a carrier, and uses no cables.

    When you get your USB to SATA adapter, you'll be able to see whether the SSD is functional.

    The drive comes with migration software, or you can download it (http://org.downloadcenter.samsung.co...tion_Setup.exe)

    I've used it. It makes copying the old HD onto the SSD easy.
    The cables, that has to be plugged in near it is the Audio Jack/USB Port.

    And all the other cables, I have them check 10x if they are inserted correctly.

    The SSD has its own CD Installer. But thanks for that also.
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  8. Posts : 1,855
    Win 10 X64 Pro 1803 17751.1
       4 Weeks Ago #8

    Lars0x00 said: View Post
    The cables, that has to be plugged in near it is the Audio Jack/USB Port.

    And all the other cables, I have them check 10x if they are inserted correctly.

    The SSD has its own CD Installer. But thanks for that also.
    OK. So it's not the ribbon cables. I hope that the SSD isn't defective. You'll find out once you get the USB to SATA adapter. I also hope that you can exchange the SSD if it is bad.

    I haven't seen a bad drive cause a system not to boot in years. I once had an internal IDE Zip100 drive (remember those?) that failed, and I couldn't boot the system with it connected. I can't recall whether I still got a BIOS boot screen or not. (Perhaps not.)
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  9.    4 Weeks Ago #9

    bobkn said: View Post
    OK. So it's not the ribbon cables. I hope that the SSD isn't defective. You'll find out once you get the USB to SATA adapter. I also hope that you can exchange the SSD if it is bad.

    I haven't seen a bad drive cause a system not to boot in years. I once had an internal IDE Zip100 drive (remember those?) that failed, and I couldn't boot the system with it connected. I can't recall whether I still got a BIOS boot screen or not. (Perhaps not.)
    Yeah, I guess I need to wait for it to arrive. Until then this topic is still open for other suggestions. Thank you so much for the help.
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  10.    4 Weeks Ago #10

    Important!!!
    Did you press the DEL key when you turned the laptop on to get into the UEFI/BIOS and load Optimized Defaults and the press F10 to save it, so the laptop realizes you even have a ssd in it now ?
    Once thats done you either need to do a clean install of Windows, drivers and all spftware (Best Option to use) or restore a system image/clone onto the ssd (this one isn't guarentted to work with different hardware/the new ssd).
    MOST LIKELY THAT'S YOUR ISSUE, THOUGH. The laptop doesn't recognize the ssd, yet, because you didn't load Optimized Defaults in the UEFI/BIOS so it can recognize the ssd instead of the old removed hdd.
    It won't boot with the ssd, because it doesn't realize it's there and is looking for the hdd you removed to bootup with.
    Make sure the power cable and sata cable from the removed hdd are plugged into the new ssd. Double check the other ends of those cables to make sure they're plugged in st each cables end aand also make sure all other cables in your laptop are all still pluggged in just to play it safe. You never know when something accidently got knocked loose.
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