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kittenmuellerMon May-18-20 08:41 PM
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"HELP ME!!!!!!"


          

Ok, I will make this as easy as I can . I am putting a SSD in my friends dell 3567 laptop. My OS for win 10 for new installations is on a micro sd card inserted into an Usb adaptor. I have changed out 3 SSD's in laptops in the last 2 yrs and had no issues. The SSD is formatted and OS installed perfectly. All went well. I set it up, updates installed and ready to go. ALMOST. So when I took the usb out , of course it will not boot up useing the SSD. I KNOW when I downloaded OS from USB, I had to enable Legacy, turn off secure boot and turn off PPT as well.
So please help e! How do I get the dang ssd to appear in bios so I can chose it!! The only thing there is Windows boot manager. I am ready to scream. Thanks. I am so glad to see you all are still here!!
Kitten

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TtechMon May-18-20 11:26 PM
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Have you tried reversing the BIOS changes you made?

Behind every good computer... is a jumble of wires 'n stuff.

  

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kittenmuellerTue May-19-20 10:18 AM
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Tue May-19-20 12:09 PM by kittenmueller

          

Yes, thats the first thing I did. It will start, all updates installed, restarted SLOWLY but now it goes to automatic repair and then cannot fix it.


So i know it has to do with boot sequence. I turned the above settings as I have done before, and reversed them.

Now I see I did not need to do that, but rather do one time boot using my USB OS.

So it gets to the dell logo- it will either sit there for ever or boot to the support asst and run thru tests telling me everything is good.
I need to know how to get it back to boot from New ssd.

I just did F2 and reset bios to default- it is now going into automatic repair again. uugh. I will get ta message that it cannot repair and give me several options.

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TtechTue May-19-20 12:39 PM
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I think you should just start over and see what happens. You don't have anything but Windows on the new SSD, do you? Just try installing Windows 10 from your flash drive again. Make sure you choose Custom Install and delete all the partitions that were created on the SSD before you proceed with the new install.

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GreyFalconTue May-19-20 12:41 PM
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I think it might be worth it to start over, wiping the SSD and installing from a DVD letting windows format with the secure boot on. Dells can be a PITA with their Bios some times.

  

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kittenmuellerTue May-19-20 12:44 PM
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Tue May-19-20 02:18 PM by kittenmueller

          

I am going to start over and delete the partitions it set up. I do not have a dvd just a micro sd card in an adaptor usb.

Ok, so I had chenged the folowing - turned on legacy, turn decure boot off. and turn ppt off. as I have done before. I have now turned them all on as it was. I will do one time boot of the USB.

After it install is THERE anything I need to change in bios for it to boot to the New ssd???


So i have installed OS again- Should it automatically boot from SDD now?? That seems to be where the stupid thing screws up.


SO I did another clean install from USB OS with all settings default. DId one time boot. WEnt well, booted, I did updates. Restarted a few times to Windows. Thought ok,,, here we go... NOPE restart and DELL log just sits there!!



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GreyFalconTue May-19-20 02:17 PM
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Apparently UEFI needs to be enabled during install and fast boot disabled. You might have to play with settings or talk to Dell for instructions. Good luck!

  

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kittenmuellerTue May-19-20 02:40 PM
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Yeah i have googled everything. tried everything, Its driving me nuts!

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therubeTue May-19-20 05:31 PM
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#8. "RE: HELP ME!!!!!!"
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I'll get the terminology wrong, but, some things to think about...


UEFI vs BIOS - both on the computer & on the USB drive.
Generally they need to be set up the same way.
I.e., if computer is UEFI, the USB drive should be using a UEFI boot method, & vice-versa.

(That applies, in my experience, when using Rufus, https://rufus.ie/.
https://github.com/pbatard/rufus/wiki/FAQ)

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kittenmuellerTue May-19-20 08:25 PM
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Ok, well it now boots up everytime but takes almost a minute. Seems to be the best I can do. I will have to leave it for now. Now I have to go back into it and see why it will not detect the cd rom. UUGGHH.

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GreyFalconWed May-20-20 01:22 AM
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