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New SSD Help

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by chris_r, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. chris_r


    Joined: Dec 1, 2003

    Posts: 2,751

    Location: Liverpool

    Installed a ssd into laptop and got everything onto it and in my computer it's showing now as the main drive. When I restart its going into Windows recovery. I change boot order in the bios but its still trying to boot into the old hdd which is now empty
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2018
  2. mattyfez


    Joined: Apr 12, 2007

    Posts: 8,997

    There's a series of boot fix commands you can run that will either fix it or rule out an issue with the boot gubbins in widows.

    1. Unplug any secondary drives just leaving your new drive
    2. Boot from a windows installation DVD (or USB)
    3. At the Welcome screen, click Repair your computer
    4. Choose Troubleshoot
    5. Choose Command Prompt
    6. Make sure to change it from drive X to drive C
    7. type the following commands, allowing each to run its course before running the next command:
    8. bootrec /FixMbr
      bootrec /FixBoot
      bootrec /ScanOs
      bootrec /RebuildBcd

    9. Type exit
    10. Hit Enter
    11. Restart your computer
  3. DXP55


    Joined: Aug 5, 2013

    Posts: 3,577

    Location: Shropshire


    Thanks for your info - I have just upgraded my Samsung 250 SSD to a 500 and windows wouldn't load - after reading your reply I pulled the plugs on the other HDD and it fired up perfect - plugged other drives in one by one and everything is fine.