Windows 10: Windows 10 won't boot after adding second drive

Discus and support Windows 10 won't boot after adding second drive in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; Recently, I transferred the hard drive from my laptop to my PC to use as a second drive. Now, when I try to turn the PC on, it won't boot. In order... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by JHocking, Jan 13, 2021 at 12:22 PM.

  1. JHocking Win User

    Windows 10 won't boot after adding second drive


    Recently, I transferred the hard drive from my laptop to my PC to use as a second drive. Now, when I try to turn the PC on, it won't boot. In order for me to boot the PC, I need to remove the second drive, turn of the PC then after it is fully booted, plug the second drive in.


    Drive 1: SSD with Windows 10 OS


    Drive 2: HDD for other files


    Both drives are internal, connected using SATA cables.


    What I did:


    1.Turn on PC

    2. Plug in second drive after it booted

    3. Formatted the second drive to remove operating system.

    4. Turned off PC

    5. Turned on PC, but it wouldn't boot

    6. Turned off PC and unplugged second drive

    7. Turned on PC and it successfully booted

    8. Plugged in second drive, enabling me to access the drive


    How do I fix this, so that I don't have to unplug the second drive every time I want to start my computer?

    :)
     

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  3. sttubs Win User
    Windows 10 boot drive

    Is Windows 10 also limited to a max of 3Tb for a boot drive?
     
  4. Jborg Win User

    Windows 10 won't boot after adding second drive

    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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