Re: windows 10 dual hard drive setup
Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
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It sounds like a setting in the Bios, & I don't know how you can change the boot order without sighted help. What it sounds like is that someone installed the OS to wrong drive, & possibly screwed up some boot settings to make the that 1 TB drive work, then you inherited the mess. I just don't know enough to tell you how to fix what is going on, but I would suspect that you need to somehow install the OS on the 160 GB drive, but you might need to remove it from the 1 TB drive before doing so, & getting the boott order checked & straightened out if necessary. I believe the boot order should be CD / DVD / Optical drive 1st, USB 2nd, & the OS drive 3rd. Hopefully someone that knows exactly what to do will post.
Take care. Mike. Go Dodgers!
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----- Original Message -----
From: David Mehler
Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2018 5:06 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 10 dual hard drive setup
Any idea why the booting of the thumb drive boots in to windows, and
not the bootable os on the thumb drive?
On 3/4/18, David Mehler <dave.mehler@...> wrote:
> Most likely, but it's reversed, how can I get the 10 from the 1TB to
> the 160GB drive?
> On 3/4/18, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:
>> Hi David,
>> It sounds like Windows 10 was supposed to be installed on the 160 GB
>> & the 1 TB drive is supposed to be used for data storage.
>> Take care. Mike. Go Dodgers!
>> Sennt from my iBarstool.
>> Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement. In
>> end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: David Mehler
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2018 1:15 PM
>> Subject: [TechTalk] windows 10 dual hard drive setup
>> A windows 10 box just came in that is acting particularly strange.
>> It's running 1709, and it has a dual drive configuration. The first is
>> a 160GB drive, the other with win10 on it is 1TB in size. Whenever the
>> 160GB is pulled the other drive won't boot, put it back and it boots
>> fine. Does this mean the 1TB isn't bootable? If yes, can disk manager
>> correct this?
>> I also just plugged in a usb thumb drive in to this box, it's win10 64
>> bit PE, and booted it. I attempted first to do USB hdd from the f12
>> menu, got a message no valid boot media found. When I tried usb CD
>> from the f12 menu the system booted in to windows 10, not off the
>> thumb drive.
>> Any ideas as to why the thumb drive didn't load what was on it, but
>> instead booted the 1TB windows 10?