Windows 10: How to make drive boot

Discus and support How to make drive boot in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I recently posted a thread where I had "bricked" my PC by messing about with Acronis Disk Director 12.5. I thought I'd lost the BIOS, somehow. I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by sean5302, Oct 9, 2020.

  1. sean5302 Win User

    How to make drive boot


    I recently posted a thread where I had "bricked" my PC by messing about with Acronis Disk Director 12.5.
    I thought I'd lost the BIOS, somehow. I hadn't.

    The problem now is to get the HDD to boot Win10 with that same PC.
    When installed, the PC shows no HDD present but, if I remove it and connect it to another PC via USB, that second PC can see the HDD and I can view all the files there.

    I'm frightened to use Acronis again but can see options there to make is a basic HDD, a dynamic HDD and suchlike. I don't want to lose the data or the apps on that HDD.

    Any help, please.

    :)
     
    sean5302, Oct 9, 2020
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  2. 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, Oct 9, 2020
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  3. GNJha Win User
    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, Oct 9, 2020
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  4. How to make drive boot

    little cat, Oct 9, 2020
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