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#1 sceadugenga

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 07:26 AM

My PC is not starting up in my new SSD drive that I had installed last year, it grinds to a start in the old HDD drive.
The SSD still shows up in My Computer and I ran a scan and repair but no luck.
Tried reboots etc

It happened once or twice before but multiple reboots fixed it.



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Posted 10 June 2018 - 07:46 AM

It occurs to me that your drives are not the problem...if the condition is the same with each one.

 

Can you boot into safe mode?

 

System manufacturer and model?

 

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 07:58 AM

it grinds to a start in the old HDD drive.


Does this mean that it does eventually successfully boot into Windows from the original hard drive?

In that case it may just be that the boot order has reverted to booting from the original drive. There are various ways to address that, there should be an option shown to choose boot order when the system starts up, maybe F9 or F12, you could enter the BIOS setup and review the boot device priority, or you could temporarily disconnect the old hard drive and see if that makes the system boot from the SSD.

A flat CMOS backup battery can make a system forget its boot order.

Otherwise the info requested by hamluis will be useful.

Edited by Platypus, 10 June 2018 - 08:08 AM.

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 08:00 AM

I have Windows 7, the SSD is an ATA Sandisk  SDSSDA24

 

I think the guy that put the SSD in never removed the start up option from the old drive subsequently giving the computer a choice and lately it goes for the old system.



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:48 PM

I'm still playing with this, I can start up in the SSD drive by selecting ESC and going to the boot menu when opening the PC, what I need to is make this the default so it goes to it everytime as it still prefers the OS in the HDD. 



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 07:40 AM

Enter the BIOS setup and make the SSD the first boot device, or at least higher priority than the HDD, save and exit.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:13 PM

I can only make it open with the SSD once, the next start up it reverts to the HDD



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:37 PM

I am no longer familiar with the bios setup you are looking at....However......is there an option on that page where you change the SSD's position to first boot device....to then hit F10 to save the change you have just made ??


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:52 PM

No, it only offers "select boot device" or "select default boot", no way of changing the default.



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:06 PM

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:53 PM

That's the boot menu, you need to enter the BIOS setup menu, where you have access to all the operating parameters for the system, and from there you can set what is the default boot device for every boot. Normally the setup keychoice flashes up briefly during boot, typically F1, F9 etc depending on brand of system/mainboard.


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 02:56 AM

Well that seems to have worked, thanks for all your help.



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Posted 13 June 2018 - 03:23 AM

That's good. If it forgets the setting again, the first thing to try would be to replace the CMOS backup battery, which is usually a CR2032 lithium button cell on the system mainboard.


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 03:59 AM

Many thanks






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