Windows 10: Added SSD Drive for Windows only but desktop keeps booting from old HD

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  1.    24 Feb 2016 #1

    Added SSD Drive for Windows only but desktop keeps booting from old HD


    Hey,

    So I've recently bought an SSD Drive soley for the purpose of running Windows. The original Hard Drive was a 2TB Samsung drive that I have since formatted and using for Storage only. Installed Windows 10 on the SSD and the machine is working great, boots up in aound 10 seconds from turning the machine on.

    Now heres my issue. For some reason if i turn my PC on and do nothing it will show the message no operating system found press ctrl, alt + del to restart. This is because its still looking to my original 2TB Drive to boot up. So basically I have to tap F something everytime i turn my machine on and select the SSD from the list.

    Here is where things get weird. I have gone into the bios and have the choice of what the machine boots up with, so again i can select my SSD. The problem is the section where I can set the boot order default is only showing my 2TB Hard drive and the Blu-Ray drive, the SSD doesnt appear in that list. So it appears in one time boot options but not in the boot priority list so I cant set it as the default Drive.

    Can anyone think as to why this could be?

    Any help would be much appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 2,727
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.608
       24 Feb 2016 #2

    Have you tried a Start-up repair?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    24 Feb 2016 #3

    philc43 said: View Post
    Its not an issue with windows its the bios not showing my new hard drive in boot priority
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  4.    24 Feb 2016 #4

    Cloud106 said: View Post
    Its not an issue with windows its the bios not showing my new hard drive in boot priority
    So when you installed your new SSD what sata port did you use?? Should be 0 or 1 ....0 if its their, if no 0 port than 1
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  5.    24 Feb 2016 #5

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    So when you installed your new SSD what sata port did you use?? Should be 0 or 1 ....0 if its their, if no 0 port than 1
    I thought that so last night i swapped the originals HDD and the new SSD cables round on the motherboard but it still only wants to boot the old one which is just full of pics and music now.. I cant work it out.
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  6.    24 Feb 2016 #6

    Cloud106 said: View Post
    I thought that so last night i swapped the originals HDD and the new SSD cables round on the motherboard but it still only wants to boot the old one which is just full of pics and music now.. I cant work it out.
    Your sata ports ARE numbered so you can view their order. Boot drive should be on 0 IF your motherboard has it as 0, if not then it would be #1 port.
    Have you tried unplugging your old drive, then boot into bios to see if anything changed?
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  7.    24 Feb 2016 #7

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Your sata ports ARE numbered so you can view their order. Boot drive should be on 0 IF your motherboard has it as 0, if not then it would be #1 port.
    Have you tried unplugging your old drive, then boot into bios to see if anything changed?
    No I haven't tried that, its just strange how the one time boot sees it but priority doesnt. I'll check again tonight when I get home that its deffo in 0 or 1
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  8.    24 Feb 2016 #8

    Cloud106 said: View Post
    No I haven't tried that, its just strange how the one time boot sees it but priority doesnt. I'll check again tonight when I get home that its deffo in 0 or 1
    also try unplugging old drive......could be that computer is still seeing boot files on old hard drive ....just a thought.
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  9. Posts : 2,727
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.608
       24 Feb 2016 #9

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    also try unplugging old drive......could be that computer is still seeing boot files on old hard drive ....just a thought.
    I think that is the problem and was why I suggested a startup repair because I thought that fixed boot file errors.
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  10.    24 Feb 2016 #10

    philc43 said: View Post
    I think that is the problem and was why I suggested a startup repair because I thought that fixed boot file errors.
    Yes it could be, but to check, user should disconnect his old drive then reboot. then if it boots to Windows 10, with no problems, he can go into his bios, and see if it now shows up correctly. I was just asking him to do some basic steps, for trouble shooting purposes.
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