Windows 7 boot problem by raistlin


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raistlin
Help!

I installed Windows 7 on my SSD to assist in rapid boot-up.

I now find that, although the Windows files are on my SSD, the system actually boots from one of my HDDs. The boot info on the HDD isn't visible until you look at the drive with a partition manager.

Is there any way I can get my system to boot from my SSD please?
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Posted 22 Feb 2015, 12:38 #1 

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Duncan
You probably have to stop the HDD being bootable. So could you remove it from your system, and put it into a caddy. Boot from the SSD then plug it it?
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Posted 22 Feb 2015, 13:24 #2 

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ceedy
Change your boot priorities in the Bios ??
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Posted 22 Feb 2015, 14:53 #3 

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raistlin
Nope. It thinks it is booting from the SSD but will not find the boot-loader unless the HDD is set active. If I set the SSD active it cannot find the boot-loader again.
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Posted 22 Feb 2015, 15:36 #4 


Mad-Monkey
The ssd should be installed with ahci selected in bios and then windows installed without any other drive connected.

Posted 22 Feb 2015, 18:33 #5 

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raistlin
That'll be a re-install then David.
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Posted 22 Feb 2015, 19:01 #6 


Mad-Monkey
Might be the way to go unless you can find an easier alternative unfortunately

Posted 22 Feb 2015, 20:15 #7 


Mad-Monkey
Have you solved it?

Posted 25 Feb 2015, 14:33 #8 

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raistlin
No I haven't David. I need to be confident that any solution will be effective because if I have to format and re-install, I want to do it when I choose and not when forced to do so by a failed computer :)
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Posted 25 Feb 2015, 15:16 #9 


Mad-Monkey
Fair enough :) I was curious :)

Posted 25 Feb 2015, 18:44 #10 


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