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post #1 of 26
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hey everyone, i just finished putting my first new build together and everything seems to be working, i opened up a 1tb external hard drive and hooked it up to my mobo. it recognizes the hdd in the boot screen but how can i use it as a boot device?? will it be easier to buy a new hdd?
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post #2 of 26
I take it you have an OS installed on this drive. removed the drive from the exteranl caddy/casing and now is an internal drive! Have i understood you correctly?

So set it to be the first or second in the order of boot devices in BIOS. Second if you want to be able to boot from a DVD first.
Edited by stubass - 10/9/11 at 3:29pm
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post #3 of 26
Thread Starter 
yea i installed windows 7 on it

ok i put it as the first and its giving me a message, "reboot and select proper boot device"
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post #4 of 26
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yea thats exactly what i did
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post #5 of 26
What drive(s) did you have connected when installing? Is the boot order correct in the BIOS?

Sometimes if you have multiple drives connected, the boot stuff goes onto the wrong one. So you actually have to boot from the second drive to fire up your OS on the first. The solution is to only have one drive connected when installing Windows.
     
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post #6 of 26
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well what i did was hook up the external drive into my laptop then from there i installed the os. ive tried changing the boot order as well
right now i just have the hard drive and a cd drive hooked up
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post #7 of 26
maybe flash your BIOS or format the HDD and do a clean install of windows from your DVD drive on the new rig! i cant see why buyiong a new HDD will work, but if all else fails maybe buy a new HDD
Edited by stubass - 10/9/11 at 3:46pm
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post #8 of 26
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im gonna try to format my hdd. ill reply when i get results
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post #9 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by DanOmight View Post
im gonna try to format my hdd. ill reply when i get results
cool, hope it works out for you
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post #10 of 26
Check which SATA port you have it connected two. On my MOBO there is only two that it likes to boot from. I had the same issue and a switch of the SATA port fixed it.
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