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Added SSD, now PC won't boot

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November 13, 2011 3:07:53 PM

I just bought a new Corsair Force 3 SSD as my existing one is getting pretty full. I plugged the drive in and switched on my pc but I am unable to get past the BIOS startup screen.

I just unplugged the drive and rebooted and everything started up fine. Any clues as to what could be going on?

Just to clarify, I have a SSD already with Windows 7 installed on it, this is not being used for the operating system.

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November 13, 2011 3:25:32 PM

Make sure that the SSD with Windows 7 on it is set up as the 1st boot device in your BIOS settings.
November 13, 2011 3:35:14 PM

Hit F8 after POSTing to bring up the boot menu, and select the drive with win7 on it. This is just a quick fix though, you definitely want to also make sure boot device priority has your win7 SSD before your new SSD.
November 13, 2011 6:55:04 PM

I can't actually get into the BIOS to verify boot order. The screen says 'entering setup' but it freezes before it gets there.

Incidentally, a couple of small spots and lines appear on the startup screen too - these aren't present when the new SSD is unplugged.
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