Windows wont boot when replaced second hard drive

Hello i have an SSD and a HDD, recently my HDD had windows failures and had to buy a new one. So today i bought a 1 TB HDD (previously 500GB). Now windows no longer boots and only boots when i plug in the old HDD. What should I do so that the new one boots with the SSD. I have a Gigabyte H61M-S2V-B3 motherboard.
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  1. Make sure the one you want to boot from is detected in the BIOS and set to be the first in the boot order. Also, the OS (Windows) needs to be installed on the boot drive you are trying to use.
  2. Grimwinder said:
    Make sure the one you want to boot from is detected in the BIOS and set to be the first in the boot order. Also, the OS (Windows) needs to be installed on the boot drive you are trying to use.


    I did check the boot order and the SSD is on top, windows is installed on the SSD and I am trying to replace my 500GB hard disk to a 1 TB hard disk but wont boot when i plug in the 1 TB.
  3. Sounds like you installed Windows with the old HDD plugged in, and the hidden boot partition was put on the HDD(instead of the SSD where you want it).
  4. This thread might help you-

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2049330/installing-windows-ssd-ssd-boot-drive.html

    As ss202sl says, it sounds like you ended up with your OS on the SSD and your boot partition on the HDD, there's a post in this thread that addresses that.
  5. ss202sl said:
    Sounds like you installed Windows with the old HDD plugged in, and the hidden boot partition was put on the HDD(instead of the SSD where you want it).


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    This is what my disk management is like
  6. Grimwinder said:
    This thread might help you-

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2049330/installing-windows-ssd-ssd-boot-drive.html

    As ss202sl says, it sounds like you ended up with your OS on the SSD and your boot partition on the HDD, there's a post in this thread that addresses that.


    Welp thats right and what should i do to replace my hard disk?
  7. You'll need to install Windows on the SSD with only it in the machine, so that the install makes it the boot drive, or make certain that any other drive in the machine doesn't already have a boot partition when you run the install.
  8. Before you reinstall the OS onto your SSD, try this...
    See if the SSD is connected to the FIRST SATA port on the motherboard - that port will be designated either SATA 0 or SATA 1.
    Recheck the BIOS on the next boot and confirm that the boot priority order indicates the SSD is #1.

    Worth a try...
  9. Remove the HDD and do a repair install of windows.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/38841-63-move#9709286
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