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Windows 7: Windows Boot manager does not find the boot drive

29 Sep 2015   #11

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

In BIOS can you set the SSD as the first boot device ?
I have Legacy BIOS, not UEFI, so my choices are different than yours.

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29 Sep 2015   #12

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Now Christoffer mate if you have the OS on a SSD then that disk 0 is indeed a very large one so what are disks 1 2 3?? spinners.

I am asking because Windows installs as I am sure you know to a drive it designates as C: drive.
, and most folks install a small SSD as the boot drive to save money and keep larger drives for data.

I would like to see a pic of the BIOS components and also the boot order screen.

Also just what is on those external drives??
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30 Sep 2015   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

I would advise you to connect your external HDD only after your PC Completes booting .
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01 Oct 2015   #14

Windows 7 professional x64

Thanks for the tips. However, I cannot switch to legacy booting, since the BIOS does not have that option. I need to be able to reboot remotely, which means I need to be able to boot with the external drives connected.

Regarding the drive setup. It is a computer used for scientific processing of huge uncompressed video files, hence the big disks.


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01 Oct 2015   #15

Windows 7 professional x64

Odd thing. If I turn off the USB legacy support in the BIOS the computer boots correctly even with the external drives connected.
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