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  1. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       20 May 2016 #1

    Unable to boot Windows 10 from SSD suddenly due to msconfig startup


    Hello and thanks in advance for any help,

    first of all, I installed an SSD a couple months ago and cloned everything to it from my HDD. It all went beautifully. Windows booted off from SSD and all was good.

    Now yesterday, I did a clean boot via msconfig, which meant that I disabled all services besides windows' (Selective startup) due to a program I was having difficulty installing (simconnect problem, but that's a whole other subject ). Then, I restarted windows a couple of times, hadn't put it to Normal startup (all services and startup programs) yet.

    But then..... Wanted to launch all the services again and selected the Normal startup option, which was a mistake as I later realized. Then on the next restart, major lag and I couldn't understand what had happened. Then I saw that it started booting from HDD (It's sooooo freaking slow on HDD).

    I'm pretty sure that this is because, when I selected Normal startup in msconfig, it checked the box to "Use original boot configuration" and somehow reversed back to HDD.

    Everything is messed up currently. Chrome is back at the state, where it was, when I went to SSD (old tabs open from that time). And also, all startup services and desktop icon placement, is what it was back then.

    Also, my SSD before, was C: and HDD was F:, but now, HDD is C: and SSD is I:. And the weird thing is that documents and files like that are on the C:/HDD now, but they were on SSD before. And on the I:/SSD I don't have documents at all, which should be the case for HDD. So I'm guessing that it created some kind of a symbolic link between those "windows necessary" files incl. documents etc? Because the disk space used for both the SSD and HDD is exactly what it was before yesterday, when this problem started.

    I neeeeed to get windows to boot from SSD again and that SSD would be C: and HDD F: again. Changing boot order from BIOS, doesn't help. Taking out the HDD, doesn't help, windows didn't boot at all then. And in msconfig, it only recognizes OS on the HDD. (I'm feeling that all the windows files somehow got either symbolically copied/tied or smth from SSD to HDD)

    My system is Asus N56 laptop. SSD is a Samsung 850 Pro 512GB, but not like that matters

    Hope I didn't too big of a story and thanks in advance for any help.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 90
    WIndows 8.1.1
       20 May 2016 #2

    Have you tried pulling the plug on the HDD?


    Have you tried unplugging the power from the HDD and then booting? If you can get the SSD back as the boot drive you could then plug the HDD back in to get your files.
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  3. Joined : Feb 2016
    Maribor, Slovenia
    Posts : 3,675
    Windows X (various flavours)
       20 May 2016 #3

    I would try system restore first. Select the restore point before you made any changes to boot options.
    After that, in disk management select system partition on SSD and mark it active. But again first try to do a restore, because of changed path of files.

    Although, you can always restore default paths to user files.
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  4. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       20 May 2016 #4

    Looey said: View Post
    Have you tried unplugging the power from the HDD and then booting? If you can get the SSD back as the boot drive you could then plug the HDD back in to get your files.
    Hey, thanks for your answer. But yea, as I wrote that I tried that already OS won't boot at all when the HDD is unplugged.

    AndreTen said: View Post
    I would try system restore first. Select the restore point before you made any changes to boot options.
    After that, in disk management select system partition on SSD and mark it active. But again first try to do a restore, because of changed path of files.

    Although, you can always restore default paths to user files.
    Hey, thanks for your answer.

    Unfortunately I don't have any system restore points. I think because the "protection" is off for the SSD? And I haven't saved any restore points manually.

    But how do I get to choose the SSD system partition as active? Any guidelines/howto's?

    Thanks,
    Mihkel
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,880
    Windows 10 Pro
       20 May 2016 #5

    What I would do:
    Make a bootable USB flash drive, CD or DVD of Kyhi's recovery drive:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

    Disconnect all drives except the SSD. Boot from Kyhi's recovery drive. Run Macrium Reflect. Under the restore menu is a utility to fix windows startup/boot problems. Run that utility. See if that rebuilds the boot files on the SSD. Then try to reboot with only the SSD installed.
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  6. Joined : Feb 2016
    Maribor, Slovenia
    Posts : 3,675
    Windows X (various flavours)
       20 May 2016 #6

    fresco1337 said: View Post
    Hey, thanks for your answer. But yea, as I wrote that I tried that already OS won't boot at all when the HDD is unplugged.



    Hey, thanks for your answer.

    Unfortunately I don't have any system restore points. I think because the "protection" is off for the SSD? And I haven't saved any restore points manually.

    But how do I get to choose the SSD system partition as active? Any guidelines/howto's?

    Thanks,
    Mihkel
    You can make partition active in command prompt, or via disk management (manage computer) or via bootable USB and repair installation.

    First follow the Navy LCDR advice and make a bootable USB drive, just in case. You can try also with Windows 10 ISO and then repair the SSD boot.

    It would help to see you drives configuration anyway. Make a snip (screenshot) of disk management tool:
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  7. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       21 May 2016 #7

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    What I would do:
    Make a bootable USB flash drive, CD or DVD of Kyhi's recovery drive:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

    Disconnect all drives except the SSD. Boot from Kyhi's recovery drive. Run Macrium Reflect. Under the restore menu is a utility to fix windows startup/boot problems. Run that utility. See if that rebuilds the boot files on the SSD. Then try to reboot with only the SSD installed.
    Thanks, will try.

    AndreTen said: View Post
    You can make partition active in command prompt, or via disk management (manage computer) or via bootable USB and repair installation.

    First follow the Navy LCDR advice and make a bootable USB drive, just in case. You can try also with Windows 10 ISO and then repair the SSD boot.

    It would help to see you drives configuration anyway. Make a snip (screenshot) of disk management tool:
    Okay, will try when the ISO finishes downloading. But attaching a screen of my disk management in the meantime.
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  8. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       21 May 2016 #8

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    What I would do:
    Make a bootable USB flash drive, CD or DVD of Kyhi's recovery drive:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

    Disconnect all drives except the SSD. Boot from Kyhi's recovery drive. Run Macrium Reflect. Under the restore menu is a utility to fix windows startup/boot problems. Run that utility. See if that rebuilds the boot files on the SSD. Then try to reboot with only the SSD installed.

    OMG OMG OMG!! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!! It worked. Everything is back to normal! Exactly as it was before (at least on first/second look) . Unbelievable. I was already preparing my mind for a clean installation of windows .

    Just for info: Macrium saw one windows installation, said that it's C: and disk was the SSD (but my windows booted from HDD).

    AndreTen said: View Post
    You can make partition active in command prompt, or via disk management (manage computer) or via bootable USB and repair installation.

    First follow the Navy LCDR advice and make a bootable USB drive, just in case. You can try also with Windows 10 ISO and then repair the SSD boot.

    It would help to see you drives configuration anyway. Make a snip (screenshot) of disk management tool:
    I guess not needed anymore Thank you for your help though
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  9. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,880
    Windows 10 Pro
       21 May 2016 #9

    Glad it worked for you, fresco!
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  10. Joined : Feb 2016
    Maribor, Slovenia
    Posts : 3,675
    Windows X (various flavours)
       21 May 2016 #10

    It's good that you followed instructions from pro
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