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  1.    12 Apr 2016 #1
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    Windows Boot issues


    Hey everyone,

    I have an hp envy 14 sleekbook which had a 500 gb HDD. I have installed a samsung 256gb ssd in the laptop. I tried to install windows 10 recently on the ssd. Everything in the installation process was fine but when my laptop booted after the process it gave the error that bootable device not found.

    I got the windows to boot by pressing esc as the laptop starts. Then i go to the boot options. There are two. One is booting from the notebook HDD while the other one is booting from EFI. I chose the EFI option. An explorer pops up with an EFI folder. I go into it. There are two folders - Microsoft and Boot. I go into Boot. There is an .EFI file present which i press enter on and then my laptop goes into the OS boot manager.

    I have searched all over the forums but cannot find anything to fix this issue. Everytime I turn on my laptop I have to do this. Please help me on how to solve this. I have tried to go to the boot menu in the BIOS and there are no options for setting priorities for individual hard drives.

    I was running Windows 8.1 before which worked absolutely fine.
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  2.    12 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,552
    Windows 10 Pro

    Create a Kyhi recovery drive USB flash drive or DVD:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

    Disconnect the HDD, leave only the SSD connected. Boot from Kyhi's recovery drive. Run Macrium Reflect. Run the fix windows startup problems utility under the restore menu. The computer should boot from the SSD with only it connected. Once it does, then you can reconnect the HDD for storage.
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  3.    12 Apr 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Create a Kyhi recovery drive USB flash drive or DVD:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

    Disconnect the HDD, leave only the SSD connected. Boot from Kyhi's recovery drive. Run Macrium Reflect. Run the fix windows startup problems utility under the restore menu. The computer should boot from the SSD with only it connected. Once it does, then you can reconnect the HDD for storage.
    Since Im on a laptop Id have to go to a lot of trouble to remove the HDD. I have run the Windows startup recovery from a bootable win 10 usb but that did not help.
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  4.    12 Apr 2016 #4
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    Startup Repair log file


    A quick look at the log file of the startup repair shows that it considers the windows to be on the HDD instead of the SSD. This seems to be the main problem. Any solutions to fix this would be helpful
    Windows Boot issues Attached Files
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  5.    12 Apr 2016 #5
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    Windows 10 Pro

    You can try the Macrium Reflect startup repair anyway. If it detects Windows on both the HDD and the SSD it will ask you which one you want to add. Then I think it will ask you where you want the boot files to go.
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  6.    12 Apr 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    You can try the Macrium Reflect startup repair anyway. If it detects Windows on both the HDD and the SSD it will ask you which one you want to add. Then I think it will ask you where you want the boot files to go.
    I tried Macrium Reflect but unfortunately the problem still persists. There is no change in the problem. Any other suggestion or thoeries?
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  7.    12 Apr 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by googleds View Post
    I tried Macrium Reflect but unfortunately the problem still persists. There is no change in the problem. Any other suggestion or thoeries?
    Once you get booted into Windows again, post a screenshot of disk management, please. Also, please widen the columns as shown in the tutorial so we can read all the information in them:
    Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of - Windows 10 Forums
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  8.    13 Apr 2016 #8
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10

    Yeah can only have boot drive hoked up


    Quote Originally Posted by googleds View Post
    Hey everyone,

    I have an hp envy 14 sleekbook which had a 500 gb HDD. I have installed a samsung 256gb ssd in the laptop. I tried to install windows 10 recently on the ssd. Everything in the installation process was fine but when my laptop booted after the process it gave the error that bootable device not found.

    I got the windows to boot by pressing esc as the laptop starts. Then i go to the boot options. There are two. One is booting from the notebook HDD while the other one is booting from EFI. I chose the EFI option. An explorer pops up with an EFI folder. I go into it. There are two folders - Microsoft and Boot. I go into Boot. There is an .EFI file present which i press enter on and then my laptop goes into the OS boot manager.

    I have searched all over the forums but cannot find anything to fix this issue. Everytime I turn on my laptop I have to do this. Please help me on how to solve this. I have tried to go to the boot menu in the BIOS and there are no options for setting priorities for individual hard drives.

    I was running Windows 8.1 before which worked absolutely fine.

    For some reason if you have the ssd in sata 0/1 the first spot with other hdds installed it likes to hang on installing or put the boot sector/partition on secondary drives. The cure seems to be unhooking all other drives till after windows is installed.
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  9.    13 Apr 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Once you get booted into Windows again, post a screenshot of disk management, please. Also, please widen the columns as shown in the tutorial so we can read all the information in them:
    Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of - Windows 10 Forums
    Here is the disk management screen.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Capture.PNG  
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  10.    13 Apr 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnyJ View Post
    For some reason if you have the ssd in sata 0/1 the first spot with other hdds installed it likes to hang on installing or put the boot sector/partition on secondary drives. The cure seems to be unhooking all other drives till after windows is installed.
    Did you find any other solution to this problem. I remember encountering the same problem when installing Win 8.1 but somehow I got it to work by using a software to rebuild the boot table and then using legacy mode rather than UEFI as default.

    Unfortunately I have no idea how to fix it this time.
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