Windows 10: How to designate a boot drive.

Discus and support How to designate a boot drive. in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Win 10 I recently put an SSD drive in my computer. Using Paragon I was able to copy from my original drive to the SSD. The new drive worked well as a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Marhkco, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. Marhkco Win User

    How to designate a boot drive.


    Win 10

    I recently put an SSD drive in my computer. Using Paragon I was able to copy from my original drive to the SSD. The new drive worked well as a C drive. I then hooked up the OLD drive via eSATA. (Direct connection, not a PCB) Even if I select the OLD drive as a startup using F12 ( which brings up the bios boot drive selector in my bios) - I still can't boot from the OLD drive (which was the boot drive before I moved it). The boot process defers to the new drive during the boot process.

    So, do I have to switch the internal connections to allow the OLD drive to boot? Or is there a bios selection that I can use?


    Thanks

    Mark

    :)
     
    Marhkco, Sep 6, 2018
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  2. JohnCPR Win User

    Incorrect Drive Designations

    I have a custom made video editing hex core PC with 10 drives of which 8 are used to increase speed by minimizing reads and writes to the same drive at a time.

    • 3 are SSD drives
    • 4 are 7200rpm 1 TB HD configured as 2 RAID 0 for speed to reduces capacity cost versus using SSD.
    • 2 are HD external USB backup drives.
    • 1 is USB3 fast PNY memory stick.

    In the Optimize Drive listing, most are correctly designated as SSD or Hard disk drives except for 2 problems as follows:

    • The USB3 PNY and 1 SSD drive are shown as Hard disk drives.
    • Two additional \\?\Volume(0c25d959-etc.) are shown as Solid state drives.
    How should I deal with the incorrectly designated items in item 1 and the 2 unknown drives in item 2?
     
    JohnCPR, Sep 6, 2018
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  3. btarunr Win User
    Can't boot from DVD drive

    Is your controller in RAID/AHCI modes? If so, the DVD drive will be listed as a separate device in the list of available boot devices, not as "CDROM". Remember that when setting boot device priority. Otherwise, read the manual to see which hotkey during POST brings up the boot menu that lets you select which device to boot from. Even here, the drive will be listed separately, and not as "CDROM".
     
    btarunr, Sep 6, 2018
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  4. GNJha Win User

    How to designate a boot drive.

    Boot Process

    Hi,

    Please suggest me a link that can explain the boot process step by step of ...

    • Windows 7,
    • Windows 8.1,
    • Windows 10,
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 and
    • Windows Server 2012 R2

    With Regards

    InTech
     
    GNJha, Sep 6, 2018
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