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So I finally got an ssd. I purchased an intel 320 from newegg. I installed it no problems. I got in started installing everything then had to restart. This is where the problem is, I cant boot directly from my ssd. It wont recognize it until I try and boot from my old drive first. Then I can boot from my ssd. Any solution to this?
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i think its like where you installed the windows boot manager when you boot from the ssd it doesnt have the boot menu or something like mbr, try unplugging hdd and repair windows install
    
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Unplug all your hard drives, but leave the SSD plugged in. Install Windows, then plug in your hard drives.
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Originally Posted by Ipwnnubletz View Post
Unplug all your hard drives, but leave the SSD plugged in. Install Windows, then plug in your hard drives.
So I have to reinstall? can I just repair?
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make sure the ssd is primary boot. Derrr ....
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Also its important to choose AHCI from the bios and enable trim in windows, that will extend the life of your ssd.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GfhTattoo View Post
make sure the ssd is primary boot. Derrr ....
Yes and be sure the ssd is at the top of the drive order.You just need to configure the bios.
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post #8 of 9
You can often disable the other disks as even being on the boot list.
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Thanks for all the help. I fixed the problem. I unplugged all extra HDD's and reinstalled.

+rep to you all.
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