Windows won't boot without its install drive (once done)!

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  1. Posts : 2,829
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #11

    Hi,

    That's odd. Can you fill in your system specs so we can have a closer look at it ?
    And why do you want an OS on both disks if you don't mind me asking ?

    Cheers,
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  2. Posts : 164
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #12

    Not the same version. And i got my habits. Also, i don't like giving up on a problem, especially computer.. Do you? ^^ Which specs, SSDs? Well first disk it's NVME 256GB, second is PCIe (SATA?) WD Green.
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  3. Posts : 164
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #13

    Really, you got no ideas? Sounds bad
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  4. Posts : 2,829
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #14

    Hi,

    WD Green would be SATA, NVMe is always PCIe but what I meant with "System specs" is what machine you have etc.
    You have not yet filled that in under "My Computer" on this forum.
    I don't understand why your machine doesn't even boot off of one of the disks. Maybe you should try to reinstall on the first disk and if you do not get any installation error then it ought to boot into Windows.

    Cheers,
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 13,950
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #15

    Hard drives are usually easy to remove/change in Laptops. What is the make and full model number of your laptop?
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  6. Posts : 164
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #16

    You think i'm lying to you then..? It's just extremely hard to open and possibly damaging since it's all aluminium. I never said the first disk couldn't boot. I can boot the first Windows, no problem. It's just the new install.. And yeah, maybe i got confused with SATA/PCIe/NVME.. ^^
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  7. Posts : 13,950
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #17

    Not accusing you of anything. Just answer the question please, trying to help.
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  8. Posts : 2,829
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #18

    Hi,
    @unko : your messages are confusing. You state the second install on drive #2 won't boot unless you insert the install USB. That does not make any sense because you then boot off that USB install drive.
    When you boot normally (off disk#1) do you get a boot menu where you can select which Windows you wish to load ?

    Cheers,
      My Computers


  9. Posts : 164
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #19

    Yes there's boot menu with two entry and only the one on disk #1 will boot. Other one will display error message. UNLESSS USB install drive used to install it is plugged. I cannot make it clearer.
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  10. Posts : 2,829
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #20

    Hi,

    So it's looking for its boot files on that USB drive containing the install media and not on the built in disk. I've never seen that before.
    I would convert that disk to GPT and try again as I suspect that disk to not have any boot files at all.
    After that reinstall W10 and make sure to select the correct disk and have setup remove all of its partitions.

    Cheers,
      My Computers


 

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