Re: windows 10 dual hard drive setup


Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


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 -----
Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2018 5:06 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 10 dual hard drive setup

Hi,

Any idea why the booting of the thumb drive boots in to windows, and
not the bootable os on the thumb drive?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 3/4/18, David Mehler <dave.mehler@...> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Most likely, but it's reversed, how can I get the 10 from the 1TB to
> the 160GB drive?
>
> Thanks.
> Dave.
>
>
> On 3/4/18, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:
>> Hi David,
>>
>> It sounds like Windows 10 was supposed to be installed on the 160 GB
>> drive,
>>
>> & 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
>> the
>> 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
>>
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> 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?
>>
>> Thanks.
>> Dave.
>>
>>
>>
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