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GratoNite

Windows 10 won't boot if I remove my secondary SSD

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Basically it just won't boot and plays an endless soft beep. 

 

I've googled around and probably the culprit is that windows 10 planted some files on my other drives besides the main one for the OS. (Yes, I installed windows with my other drives plugged in). 

 

I want to use my ssd on my oldest computer. Kinda got bored in quarantine, so why not revive my oldest pc. 

 

Is reinstalling windows with other drives unplugged the only easy solution? Or is there another easy way to fix this. Thanks! 

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it likely put the boot manager on the other ssd. Windows does that... (god i hate windows)

 

anyway, the easiest thing to do is reinstall it with only 1 drive plugged in.

Edited by Twilight
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4 minutes ago, GratoNite said:

Is reinstalling windows with other drives unplugged the only easy solution? Or is there another easy way to fix this. Thanks! 

No, there is other fix.

 

look.png.67945d29c8b36ec52fa991c75e482666.png

 

You see? Just second topic below yours about the same.

 

Apparently you're search internet not so good if you didn't notice it. :)

 

1 minute ago, Twilight said:

anyway, the easiest thing to do is reinstall it with only 1 drive plugged in.

if someone has working system with programs, settings, games etc.?

Sure - and when you donwload some movie and you don't like it - easiest solution will be format whole drive. :)

 

I think we should always focus on BEST solutions. Easiest solutions are mostly solutions like "I don't know, but...".

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, homeap5 said:

No, there is other fix.

 

look.png.67945d29c8b36ec52fa991c75e482666.png

 

You see? Just second topic below yours about the same.

 

Apparently you're search internet not so good if you didn't notice it. :)

 

The post title made me think It's a different issue from mine, I don't even know that the cause of my problem is booting from the wrong hard drive 😂

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4 minutes ago, homeap5 said:

if someone has working system with programs, settings, games etc.?

i am a power user. i have some scripts and setups stored on an external drive. if my OS dies, doesn't matter if it's my Mac or PC i can reinstall it and all my other stuff in 1.5 hours max, most of the time an hour. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I will try out that solution you linked from the other thread tomorrow, If it doesn't work I'll just reinstall. Thanks guys

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1 minute ago, Twilight said:

i am a power user. i have some scripts and setups stored on an external drive. if my OS dies, doesn't matter if it's my Mac or PC i can reinstall it and all my other stuff in 1.5 hours max, most of the time an hour. 

Sorry, but my definition of "power user" is a little different. "Power user", "my OS dies" and "reinstall" doesn't fit each other.

Power user knows how to fix system that is broken, knows how to create bootable EFI partition and knows methods to fix computer problems other than "reinstall system".

And as a backup made images of system, not installing everything from zero.

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