Did not work. May have something to do with my initial build. I originally loaded Windows 7 on one drive. Then I got a SSD and loaded Windows 7 on that also. I then had a dual boot of two Windows 7 drives. When I was certain the SSD had everything loaded, I foolishly erased the Windows 7 on the first drive. Not Good. Apparently, (as I learned) the dual boot was on the first drive and in erasing the OS I removed it and the SSD OS could not be found. I was able to find some help on the interwebz to fix this problem and boot from the main SSD. However, as posted, if I restart or reset with any usb drive inserted the machine looks there for the OS. If I shutdown completely, there is no problem on start up.
Quote: Originally Posted by Here To Help
Just change the Boot Priority in the bios. Your external hard drive must be pluged in so you can tell it the order. I usaly have my hard drives first then DVD/CD then Floppy then Network then USB Devices. Most bios can't go past USB if that is the first drive. For some reason it can't skip it if that is on the top of the boot priority.