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Boot drive problem

Go to solution Solved by Kilrah,

The Windows installer noticed you already had a boot manager on the HDD and thus added itself to this instead of putting a new one on the SSD.

 

To avoid that from happening disconnect all drives other than the one you're installing on prior to installing.

So I bought a new ssd (Kingston Q500 240GB) today and I custom installed windows 10 on it. But when I tried to make it boot drive from bios, I noticed my bios didn't detect the ssd. I was able to boot in ssd via windows boot manager but not through bios. Then I connected the ssd SATA cable to slot 0 on motherboard and my HDD to slot 1. Now my bios is detecting the SSD(isn't detecting HDD now) and I can select it as a boot drive but when I do so, I get "Reboot and select proper boot device. Insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key" error. Again it boots in SSD via windows boot manager smoothly, but this is a long process and defeats the purpose of SSD.

Can you guys suggest any fix?

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The Windows installer noticed you already had a boot manager on the HDD and thus added itself to this instead of putting a new one on the SSD.

 

To avoid that from happening disconnect all drives other than the one you're installing on prior to installing.

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Also this drive has no dram, highly *not* recommended as OS drive... 

 

 

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23 minutes ago, Kilrah said:

To avoid that from happening disconnect all drives other than the one you're installing on prior to installing.

So they need to reinstall basically? 

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11 minutes ago, Mark Kaine said:

Also this drive has no dram, highly *not* recommended as OS drive... 

 

 

Can it cause any major issues?

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I think there's a way to recreate one from within windows but don't have a link to the procedure at hand.

Disconnecting the HDD, booting off Windows install media and running a "repair" might do it as well. 

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10 minutes ago, Soham Bagayatkar said:

Can it cause any major issues?

It's not recommended because it will slow down over time, and yes it can cause serious issues, but that's not guaranteed (but likely) 

 

If you want a "snappy" OS drive that stays snappy  for a long time this is not it however. You need a reputable SSD, with dram cache for that. 

 

Edit: if you can I'd return this and get a crucial mx500 instead as it's similarly priced and does have a dram cache. (has to be mx model tho, crucial has also drives without a dram cache otherwise so watch out for that) 

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14 hours ago, Soham Bagayatkar said:

Can it cause any major issues?

yes it can cause really major issues in the coming years

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