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Windows 7: cannot change boot priority among hard drives

12 Aug 2011   #1
Trionalaw

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
cannot change boot priority among hard drives

Originally I had a small solid-state hard drive on this set up. I added a non-solid-state hard drive later. Recently, my solid-state drive, the C Dr., became too full to upgrade certain software programs such as Dragon NaturallySpeaking. I purchased a second solid-state hard drive.

I "mirrored" that second solid-state hard drive. To make sure that Windows was operating appropriately, I rebooted and hit F10. I then showed the new solid-state hard drive. Everything booted perfectly and the new solid-state hard drive was noted as the C Dr.

When I rebooted into bios to change the hard drive boot order so that the new second solid-state hard drive would be the first in the priority, when I highlighted it and exited from it,it still showed the original solid-state hard drive as the first hard drive.

I have never had this problem before. I now have to go into F10 every time I boot into my computer and highlight the new solid-state hard drive.

Any thoughts?

Thanks so much,

Jim


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12 Aug 2011   #2
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP
 
 

Nice, you were very close. When you have highlighted it just press + on the keyboard and it will jump to the top!

Good luck! SG

edit: you can just call them HDD and SSD (solid state drive is not 'hard' XD)
what do you mean by C Dr?
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12 Aug 2011   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I assume C Dr is an abbreviation for C:\ drive.
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12 Aug 2011   #4
Trionalaw

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

After I made the post, I decided to reboot and try again. After looking at my auctions more closely, I realized I was not using the +/- option. As soon as I did the new hard drive went to the top of the priority.

And yes the C Dr. is short for C:\ drive.

I can't thank you enough for the quick response. I'm glad I found this forum. I'm going to ask a nether question with a new topic. Probably the wrong forum but I'm going to ask it anyway since I have the feeling you all are pretty savvy about everything both hard and soft drive.

Much appreciated and have a great weekend.

Jim
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12 Aug 2011   #5
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP
 
 

I'm glad that you found it out so easily, you are a great forumer
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12 Aug 2011   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome, Jim. It's good to have you with us.

You're right, this is a great forum here with good people willing to help out.
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