Windows 10: Second SSD installation causing windows not to boot

Discus and support Second SSD installation causing windows not to boot in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; After installing a secondary SSD and partitioning the drive through Disk Management in Windows, restarting my PC caused the boot to go straight to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/roidz909, Feb 23, 2021 at 7:52 PM.

  1. Second SSD installation causing windows not to boot


    After installing a secondary SSD and partitioning the drive through Disk Management in Windows, restarting my PC caused the boot to go straight to BIOS, and windows 10 won’t start. Changing the boot order within the BIOS doesn’t fix the issue. If I disconnect my second SSD and only leave the SSD with windows installed on it, my PC will boot normally. Otherwise, it will continually boot to the BIOS. Anyone have any idea of what is going on here?

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  2. Jborg Win User

    windows 10 slow boot

    I was having a slow boot issue on my Windows 7 install a little while back. It would take about 30 - 40 extra seconds to boot up for whatever reason.

    I would try following these steps, while this didn't solve my issue, it did increase Read/Write to where it should be.

    10 Tips for SSD Optimization in Windows 7 - Part 1

    Looks to be similar to this: SSD Optimization for your Windows Gaming PC and Tips and Tricks


    In the end, I had to reinstall my Windows 7 entirely to fix the booting issue. It was taking around 35 seconds to boot, and after the fresh install it takes about 7 seconds to boot.
     
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    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 23, 2021 at 8:05 PM
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  4. 2BearArmy Win User

    Second SSD installation causing windows not to boot

    Random Disappearing/Reappearing SSD on Boot

    Config:

    ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/Gen 3
    OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 480GB SSD
    Corsair 850W PSU
    2x HD 6950 GPU's

    My desktop has a 480GB SSD main drive (OS and games), and two secondary HDD's for media storage.

    I have had no issues with this SSD, until I tried to add a second video card to my system, and subsequently had to remove it. After a couple re-installs and finally getting the Crossfire to work, I am still in this broken state.

    Symptom:

    If I put my computer to sleep, restart, power down, it is a complete gamble as to whether or not the system will see the boot drive. What is consistent, is that after a seemingly random interval, it will eventually see the drive and boot straight to windows.

    Troubleshooting Steps:

    • Reset Bios
    • Removed all other options for bootable devices
    • Re-installed Windows
    • Updated all OS drivers
    • Updated firmware for both the MoBo bios and the SSD.
    • Replaced all SATA cables
    • Moved to another SATA controller port
    • Switched power cables
    • SSDLife came back saying the drive is healthy
    I am literally out of ideas at this point, and the issue is extremely annoying. Sometimes my boot times are 30 seconds (if it sees the drive) sometimes it's 20 minutes (constant reboots until it sees the drive).

    Anyone have any other ideas, or have seen this before?
     
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