Boot problem

john92210

Senior Member
#1
When I purchased a SSD, I cloned my Windows 7 mechanical hard drive to the SSD and set the SSD as the boot drive. I need to make the mechanical HD the boot drive again. The BIOS (American Megatrends) lists both drives: SATA Port2 - the SSD drive; SATA Port3 - the mechanical HD. However, the HD does not show up for selecting the boot drive. Does this mean the drive is not bootable? If this is the case, is there a way to make it bootable?
 


Fixer1234

Senior Member
#2
You left everything intact on the original drive (didn't do any cleanup)?
 


#3
Take a look at the properties for both drives. I suspect your mechanical drive is mounted as an extended partition (not bootable).
Maybe you set it up as dual boot so you can boot from either.
 


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