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I have a laptop that shipped with 2 mechanical HDD disks. One was the boot disk and the other the Data disk. I decided tobreplace the HDD boot disk and have an SSD instead. So I copied all files to the data disk, and then remove it and placed the SSD.

I then try to install Win 8 to the SSD and when installation completes I get a black screen with a blinking underscore where the Win 8 logo should have been.

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In your BIOS, set the mode to AHCI instead of IDE.
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It is AHCI. Thing was for some reason it kept bootloader entries on the data disc. What the f..

Anyway i removed the data disc as well and only left the SSD inside with slot 2 empty. Run recovery cd command prompt. Did bootrec /rebuildbcd /fixmbr and then did a fresh install. Finally it works.

Thing is, how can i place the Data disk back into slot 2, without messing with the boot entires? I need to remove all bootsector files from that disc and just leave my data files inside...
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Deleted the boot folder and bootsector files with unlocker put it back in and now i have data disc back
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I would like to thank myself for being able to pull through. thanks self youre so ****en awsome
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I would like to thank myself for being able to pull through. thanks self youre so ****en awsome

ego much?
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