Windows 10: Cannot boot with 2nd HD plugged in. Post Windows 10 re-install

Discus and support Cannot boot with 2nd HD plugged in. Post Windows 10 re-install in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, Summary of problem: After re-installing Windows 10 on my SSD (i'll refer to this as drive 1), I have to have my 2nd HDD (i'll refer to this as... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by zx96r, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. zx96r Win User

    Cannot boot with 2nd HD plugged in. Post Windows 10 re-install


    Hello,

    Summary of problem: After re-installing Windows 10 on my SSD (i'll refer to this as drive 1), I have to have my 2nd HDD (i'll refer to this as drive 2) unplugged to get it to boot to windows. Note: Drive 1 is the drive I originally had windows installed. As a test step, I did configure drive 2 SATA port for hot swap mode. This does allow me to boot the computer with only drive 1 plugged in and once it boots, I plug in drive 2. Drive 2 works just fine and all data is there.

    During the re-install of windows, I am pretty sure I had drive 2 unplugged, but not 100% sure.

    Below is a screen shot of the Boot Manager.


    Cannot boot with 2nd HD plugged in. Post Windows 10 re-install 1549828576940-png.png



    Below is a screen shot of Disk Manager:


    Cannot boot with 2nd HD plugged in. Post Windows 10 re-install 1549828742627-png.png



    PC Details:
    Drive 1 SSD: Qty1 , SanDisk 250GB Ultra II, plugged into SATA port 1
    Drive 2 HDD: Qty1, Seagate Barracuda 2TB, plugged into SATA port 2
    Mother Board: Asus Prime B350-Plus
    OS: Windows 10 64 bit

    Other Notes:

    • Before I did this re-install, drive 1 had two partitions from the factory. I dont remember details but I had to delete both partitions to re-install windows.
    • When I try to boot the computer with both HDs plugged in, drive 1 doesn't show up in the bios boot menu (although I have a couple of time gotten it to show up if a remove power from Motherboard) but drive 2 always shows up and takes priority in the boot menu. I cannot get it to boot from drive 1 if drive 2 is plugged in.
    Please let me know if any additional details would help.

    :)
     
    zx96r, Feb 11, 2019
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    The Ultimate Realtek HD Audio Driver Mod for Windows 10

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    Hi there, am not a windows 10 expert. I have a pc in the bedroom on windows 10, I messed up the bootloader trying to fix the xp on that system.

    System wont boot, trying to repair via win 10 usb installer.

    Downloaded the media creation tool to install windows 10 installer on usb stick. Not compatible with a host of usb sticks I have. Tried the usb sticks that others use, but I think they use rufus; as the media creation tool by win 10 does not detect the usb stick.

    So quick question, the win10 machine i am trying to repair the bootloader is a win7 upgraded to win10.
    If i were to use the usb win10 installer to "repair installation" does the version of the iso downloaded via the media creation tool matter?

    There is three options:
    Windows 10
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    Windows 10 N

    Also is there a step by step instead of using rufus as I want to try an alternative method of creating a usb win 10 installer. Preferably with more compatibility.

    System is a asus sabertooth 990 (r2?) with AMD phenom X 6.

    Also is there any other software I can load onto the usb that can repair the bootloader easily?
    That would be the ideal alternative. Thanks
     
    TRUELOVE95, Feb 11, 2019
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  4. Cannot boot with 2nd HD plugged in. Post Windows 10 re-install

    windows xp installation and dual core am

    could someone please list the steps they follow to install windows with a dual core processor and windows xp service pack to. I'm reletively new to amd dual core and i feel i'm missing a step. All help will be appreciated. thanx
     
    exodusprime1337, Feb 11, 2019
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