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Cloned SSD, Now Can't Change Boot Order

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February 18, 2014 5:57:06 PM

Really hoping someone here can help me. I installed a new Samsung 840 Pro SSD in addition to the hard drive that came with HP Envy Touchsmart m7-j020dx (Win 8.1). I cloned everything from the hd to the ssd but for the life of me can't figure out how to change it to boot from the ssd. When I go into disk management I see Boot listed for the HD, but not listed for the SSD. When I go into Bios, no matter what I select, I cannot find where to change to boot from the ssd. Anyone have any suggestions?
a b G Storage
February 18, 2014 6:01:21 PM

Unplug your HD and have a try again
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a b α HP
February 18, 2014 7:09:57 PM

Swap the HDD and SSD.
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February 20, 2014 7:22:54 PM

Thanks, I disconnected the HD and it boots from the SSD, but when I reconnect the HD it still boots from SSD, however, I do not see the HD. After I restart again, it boots from the HD. I tried using cmd prompt (bootrec /fixboot) and (bootrec /fixmbr), but cmd prompt didn't understand the command. I'm at a loss for answers. I don't understand why bios doesn't have an option to change which drive to boot from. Is that a windows8 thing or something else?

I'll probably try swapping I guess, but really don't think that should be required.
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a b Ô Samsung
a b G Storage
February 20, 2014 10:56:56 PM

If there are no needed data on the HDD you can try to hotplug the HDD and delete it with diskpart. After that there should be nothing to boot.
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