Solved Boot to SSD only occurs on occasion Tags: SSD Boot Storage Last response: March 10, 2012 1:17 AM in Storage Share Dpower20 February 20, 2012 1:22:38 AM Hi all, I just installed an SSD into my laptop but I am having a small issue. On computer start-up, the BIOS only ocassionally boots to the SSD, otherwise it says "no bootable device detected" and such. What is the reason behind this? Should I switch the SSD to the other hard drive port? Thanks ~ Damian More about : boot ssd occurs occasion selayan February 20, 2012 1:25:31 AM Make sure your primary boot option is the ssd. Dpower20 February 20, 2012 1:35:13 AM Yes, I have done this multiple times. But the SSD only shows up in the BIOS sometimes. Other times only the HDD. If it helps, Disk 0 is HDD and Disk 1 is SSD. Related resources PC crash problem, only occurs when playing games - Forum Freezing Issues occurs when running 2HDD + 1 SSD - Forum Homebuilt PC locking up on occasion ? - Forum Wont boot into windows with intel graphics - Forum SSD booting problems - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer selayan February 20, 2012 1:48:11 AM What laptop do you have? Does the hdd show up like this sporadically too? Did you make sure to connect all cables back in the right places? Sounds like a faulty drive or motherboard issue if both drives appear sometimes. Dpower20 February 20, 2012 2:38:27 AM The HDD always appears in the BIOS. I think I'll try switching the SSD to that port. My laptop is an ASUS G51J-A1 and I have put in a Samsung 830. selayan February 20, 2012 3:53:26 AM Make sure your mobo is in ahci and that it supports sata3 too. Dpower20 February 20, 2012 4:18:49 AM Switching the port solved the problem. selayan February 20, 2012 2:10:32 PM Could have been that it was plugged into a sata 2 port. Glad you got it working now. Best solution MartinGraws March 3, 2012 8:35:29 PM same problem, i can tell you we did nothing wrong, the problem is either on windows (hopefully) or on the BIOS Dpower20 March 10, 2012 1:17:49 AM Best answer selected by Dpower20. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumTroubleshooting odd occurence ForumClone SSD disk won't boot ForumPC taking increasing amount of attempts to boot ForumSSD fails to boot win7 ForumGrey screen crash ForumReboot and Select Device Error - Only first time I boot ForumConvert Raid 0 boot drive to Raid 0 Data Drive under SSD boot drive ForumGigabyte GA-MA78GM-DS2H and Agility4 SSD ForumOnly 2 cores seem to be doing the work? ForumAMD Radeon 7950: Skyrim stuttering with no drop in framerate ForumSSD drive help ForumACHI on Samsung 830 ssd won't boot into windows! ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure Forum[Solved] Corsair 60gb SSD High Tempature & Soft Read issue Forum[Solved] Z68 board. Am I gonna have to reformat to enable SSD caching? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !