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Windows 7: will not boot from SSD when attach additional HDDs

14 Feb 2012   #11
Microsoft MVP


Again: It could ask for the DVD because HD is set to boot first in BIOS setup. This triggers the request for DVD since it cannot boot the HD.

You may have a BIOS that requires the Primary HD to be the one which boots, or requires you to set the HD which is to boot first - likely under HD listings if not Boot Order. Enter BIOS setup to check now with all connected.

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14 Feb 2012   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit SP1

Update: tried connecting all HDDs and disconnecting both DVD drives - starts up fine
Then tried all HDDs and connecting 1 DVD drive - starts fine
Then all HDDs and other DVD drive - starts fine
Then all together again - asks for DVD.
Have not changed any ports on the MB, just disconnected each drive from its prior location.

So, with new SSD, 5 SATA devices = boots fine, 6 SATA devices = asks for DVD... Before, 6 SATA, no problem

And the ssd is disk 0 in disk management

Any thoughts now?? Weird
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14 Feb 2012   #13
Microsoft MVP


What is the boot order in BIOS setup with all drives attached.
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15 Feb 2012   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit SP1

With all drives attached, boot order is still hard drive, SATA cd, floppy. Hard drive boot order is SSD 1st (in port 00), then the 3 HDDs. Still same problem. I even changed it to hard drive, hard drive, hard drive and disabled other device boot and still 'boot failure'.
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15 Feb 2012   #15
Microsoft MVP


Disconnect the floppy drive which can cause multiple problems like this.
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15 Feb 2012   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit SP1

Sorry for the confusion, I don't have a floppy drive... It's just listed on the boot order
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16 Feb 2012   #17

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dukee123 View Post
Update: tried one hdd at a time. It doesn't look like one specific drive, just all thee (4 with Ssd). I plugged in 1, started fine. Plugged in 1 and 2. Started fine. Plugged in 1,2, and 3. Stalled on boot, looking for boot disk in DVD. Plugged in 1 and 3, started fine.

Is there some limiter on how many drives can be attached??
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For connection issues, check the version of your firmware and consider updating.
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