How to make an SSD the exclusive boot device?

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  1. Posts : 3,840
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #31

    from command prompt (admin) type each line below and hit enter..

    Diskpart
    select disk 1
    create partition primary
    format quick fs=ntfs label="SYSTEM"
    assign letter="S"
    active
    exit

    Bcdboot D:\Windows /s S: /f BIOS
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  2. Posts : 3,840
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #32

    shut down PC.
    unplug HDD..
    restart...

    did it boot to windows 10 on SSD
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  3. Posts : 17,246
    Windows 11 Pro
       #33

    mike6623 said:
    I don't think the ssd has a boot loader nothing ever works! So frustrating
    Is it the type of SSD that plugs into a slot on the motherboard or one that plugs into a sata port with a cable?
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  4. Posts : 54
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #34

    I appreciate it, but that wasn't covered, because every link, or advice I was given I tried, and it failed and I posted the result, or what it said. I was told to use BCD, it didn't work as explained. We have fingered out the boot loader needs to be on that drive, and that is the issue. EASYBCD didnt' work, nor did the other bootable repair disk. I have seen over and over (not in this thread) "copy the boot loader folder" but they NEVER say where it is in the first place
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  5. Posts : 54
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #35

    Kyhi said:
    shut down PC.
    unplug HDD..
    restart...

    did it boot to windows 10 on SSD
    No, it could not boot or no bootable device I do not remember the exact warning. I did this with only the SSD. I Mark as active is greyed out in disk management. There is no bootloader on the SSD from what I gather. Getting it there is apparently not as easy as I thought it would be, no software has worked or anything
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  6. Posts : 54
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #36

    NavyLCDR said:
    Is it the type of SSD that plugs into a slot on the motherboard or one that plugs into a sata port with a cable?
    Not too familiar with the inside, but all of the connecting cables were already inside, no external cables are being used. The all lead to the same area but in different slots on that same area
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  7. Posts : 54
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #37

    Kyhi said:
    from command prompt (admin) type each line below and hit enter..

    Diskpart
    select disk 1
    create partition primary
    format quick fs=ntfs label="SYSTEM"
    assign letter="S"
    active
    exit

    Bcdboot D:\Windows /s S: /f BIOS
    There is not enough uable space to compete this operation is what I get when I get to create partition primary. The SSD has 41gb of free space
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  8. Posts : 5,281
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #38

    mike6623 said:
    No, it could not boot or no bootable device I do not remember the exact warning. I did this with only the SSD. I Mark as active is greyed out in disk management. There is no bootloader on the SSD from what I gather. Getting it there is apparently not as easy as I thought it would be, no software has worked or anything
    Download Macrium Free Edition and create a bootable rescue USB. Boot up on that USB with your SSD installed on the PC and try to fix the boot problem following this Macrium guide: http://www.macrium.com/help/v5/Rescu...t_Problems.htm
    It always works for me.
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  9. Posts : 54
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #39

    badrobot said:
    Download Macrium Free Edition and create a bootable rescue USB. Boot up on that USB with your SSD installed on the PC and try to fix the boot problem following this Macrium guide: http://www.macrium.com/help/v5/Rescu...t_Problems.htm
    It always works for me.
    This was suggested early in this thread and I tried it already. It sees the ssd with windows 10. After I select and hit next it says no active partition and nothing is in the box, initially shows it along with the correct OS that is on it, it is when I hit next I get the no active partition. Make partition active is greyd out in disk management
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  10. Posts : 2,790
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #40

    @mike6623
    Are you familiar with Macrium ? can you create an image of the D: drive on disk 1 to an external drive ?
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