Add SSD as storage causing windows boot fail Tags: Windows SSD Boot Failure Storage Last response: May 16, 2013 10:21 AM in Storage Share monkwan May 16, 2013 9:57:40 AM Hello, I've had problems with my Patriot 32GB PS-100 SSD running as the windows boot drive in the past. Every 30 seconds or minute or so, it would lock up for a few seconds. I gave up and just installed windows on a normal sata drive. Just today I wanted to plug in the SSD as an additional storage drive. I plugged it in, set my regular SATA as the primary boot disk, and I'm getting a "operating system is missing" error on startup. I unplug the SSD, restart, and it boots fine. Somehow just attaching this SSD as an additional storage drive is causing my main windows drive to fail. More about : add ssd storage causing windows boot fail anonymous1 a b G Storage May 16, 2013 10:12:58 AM Sounds like your system wants to boot off of the SSD... go to your BIOS and tell the system to boot off of the HDD. m 0 l monkwan May 16, 2013 10:21:18 AM That's the first thing I did. By default BIOS set the SSD as the 1st boot priority, but I set it back to the HD. I just plugged in the SSD with windows running and it detected it and seems to be working fine now. but after a reboot...I'm guessing I'll get the error again. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources I have a asus g75 rog laptop windows 8 and I will like to add a ssd to storage my video games, what will be the easier way to Forum SolvedHow to add an SSD as a second non-boot drive with an HDD as primary in Windows 7 Forum SolvedWindows not detecting ssd as boot drive, boots from storage drive. Forum SolvedUsing an SSD only as a boot drive for windows and the HDD for storage. Need help for configuring. Forum Reinstalling windows 7 on a new ssd, wont boot when i plug my old storage HDDs in Forum SolvedSSD for os, want to add new HDD to expand storage. Forum Windows 8 fails to boot when ide storage drive disconnected Forum Solved"No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed" message shown when booting after installing windows 8.1 on ssd Forum Connecting 3rd HD causes Windows on Raid array to fail to boot. Forum SolvedUpgrading Boot Drive from HDD to SSD using HDD as storage Forum New drive causes SSD to beep and fails to boot Forum Adding HDDs causes Windows 7 Boot fail Forum SolvedInstalled Windows 7 on C: drive, also have D: drive for storage, but Windows wont boot without D: plugged in Forum SolvedHow do I add An sata HDD to run My Program Files and still Keep My SSD for OS boot and run? Forum SSD failed now HDD wont boot into windows 8.1 Forum SolvedSSD boot and RAID 0 storage Forum SolvedSetting up 120gb Boot SSD with 1TB storage HDD Forum SolvedRegarding SSD OS boot and Hd storage can I install my steam on the HD and use it to play my games. Forum SolvedSSD Boot + Raid 1 storage & Is SSD Tweaker Still a Good Idea? Forum SolvedSSD (boot) + Magnetic Drive (storage) Questions Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !