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Windows 7: reinstall Windows but on restart no boot found

15 Aug 2016   #11

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Start over :)
Not sure why you had 2 little devices connected installing windows in the first place.

1-Installation media
2-Disk to install windows on.
That is all.

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16 Aug 2016   #12

Windows 7 HP 64

The small drive is probably a SSD to increase the system performance.
It can be used to host part of the OS or as a cache drive.
As it is a laptop, don't you have the factory recover disks?
Please give us the brand and model of your laptop.
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16 Aug 2016   #13

Windows 7 ultimate x64

Yes thats correct. There are 2 physical SSDs, the other drive is the USB Windows & Installation. The problem is the small SSD is somehow the primary Disk 0, and unless i install windows on here (which i cant as its too small) it doesnt boot and find anything because its on disk 1. The laptop is Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook. I will add the model number in a few hours when home.

I dont have any original boot disks im afraid.
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16 Aug 2016   #14

Windows 7 HP 64

Are you trying to install Win 7 on a laptop that came with Win8? If so, did you disabled secure boot on BIOS?
I've seen on a Samsung NP540U3C specs that it has with 24GB ExpressCache.
As the Samsung has installed the OS using some tricks, I would call Samsung and ask for the factory recover disks.
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16 Aug 2016   #15

Windows 7 ultimate x64

No it's a Windows 7 laptop, and I had reinstalled Windows 7 around 6 months ago and was all ok then, so somehow I must have done something on the first attempt this time that messed the drives around

Model NP530U3C
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16 Aug 2016   #16

Windows 7 HP 64

Have you took a deep look at your BIOS options? For Win 7 secure boot must be disable and CSM set to EFI.
Can it be that the boot loader is being installed on a kind of ramdisk so when you shut it down it vanish?
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 reinstall Windows but on restart no boot found

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