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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSoftware · 7 years ago

My bios recognizes my SSD but not the OS?

My Bios recognizes my new SSD but does not recognize that windows is installed on it. I can still boot by telling it to boot to my other drive(which has no OS on it). When I tell it to boot to my other (newly formatted) drive, my SSD boots.

I am very confused


my MOBO is non UEFI. it is the MOBO I installed Windows on

2 Answers

  • 7 years ago
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    i believe it has something to do with new UEFI bios's.

    with a UEFI bios windows Owns the bios and controls it.

    if you installed the windows on the ssd with a NON UEFI bios, (ie with the uefi OFF)

    then the settings on the install are wrong and thats why it doesnt work.

    by telling it to try the other drive first it decides to try the non uefi way

    when it gets to your ssd so it works.

    there may be a windows application provided by your motherboard manufacturer

    that can get you back in sync, by switching between ufei and non ufei from

    within windows.

    thats my guess and im sticking to it.

    visit your mobo manufacturer site to see if im right

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  • 7 years ago

    In the bios, set the Boot Priority to the SSD and the Boot Options (might be a separate tab) for the SSD. It might not be called "SSD" but something like a serial number defining the SSD. Save and exit.

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