1.    23 Sep 2015 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    Windows 10

    Boot error after clean install to SSD, old HDD still attached


    Hi guys,

    i yesterday encountere a small problem. Inserted my new SSD to a SATA3 port and, next to my HDD 1TB, and went for a clean install right away. The system installed without problems (wiht the old HDD still attached), then i booted up the system (was a bit weird, because two versions were showing, however i formatted the old windows partition) and installed my programs. I saw that a 110 MB of data were still sitting on my old partition where the Windows 10 was earlier. Tried to delete those files but could not. However I shut down my pc and wanted to boot up again. Then it showed me a screen with "select proper boot device or restart computer". I went to BIOS to see if my SSD was set to primary boot device, but it was. But when i manaully select the boot device, my SSD, after starting up the computer, it boots into Windows and is running normally.

    So can anyone pls tell me what to do. Can it be that there is no boot partition on my SSD and it wants to use the boot files from the HDD?? I also tried to unplug the HDD and boot up, but the same massage was showing up.
    But when i select the boot device manually it works.

    Thx
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  2.    23 Sep 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Win 10 Pro 64x (1703)

    Best practice when doing a clean install is to disconnect all drives except the one you want Windows to install to. Only reconnect the other drives after you know your install was good. See this:-Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First
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  3.    23 Sep 2015 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by no1yak View Post
    Best practice when doing a clean install is to disconnect all drives except the one you want Windows to install to. Only reconnect the other drives after you know your install was good. See this:-Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First
    Yeah, thx for the info, will check it as soon as I get home. But at first it was an upgrade from Win 8.1 on the HDD, yesterday it was a clean install, sadly with the HDD still attached to the mobo. Will check if the windows repair system works while only the SSD is plugged in. THX
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  4.    23 Sep 2015 #4
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    Thread Starter

    I disconnected the HDD and used the Win 10 to create a bootable partition on my SSD, now it works fine. Hope it stays the same...

    Thx
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