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    Question My boot drive no longer boots to windows

    Safe to say i have no clue what is going on. The other day i installed a new ssd, it worked just fine. Now today i got a screw set so i could fasten it to the motherboard, which is what i did. Now i just boot to bios, the boot drive is a 500gb boot drive shows up and so does my new 2tb drive...
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    Question How to solve M.2 SSD not booting into Windows 10?

    Hello, Unfortunately for me, after many attempts I cannot boot into Windows 10. It boots on the HDD but not on the SSD. For context: the SSD does function (read and write) and appears in windows (when booted on HDD). In bios, it shows up, but when it comes to selecting the SSD as the boot...
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    Question My pc is slowly dying

    Hey guys, I hope you are all having a great day. I'll go straight to my problem. Yesterday, I started my pc and some weird things began happening. Part 1, the start A. My 144hz monitor can only go up to 120hz right now B. There's some sort of chromatic aberation that I'm seeing, my screen is...
  4. Becks12345

    Question SSD won’t work

    Hello! I have an urgent problem and I don’t know what to do at this point as I had no backup in point and all my work is on my SSD and I really need it but I’m not actually a tech in this area. I put new RAM in the motherboard and I made sure that it was accepted. When I tried to start up my pc...
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    [SOLVED] Cloning small SSD to a larger one ?

    I have a 60 gb ssd as boot drive and now it's on red. I just ordered a 256 gb to hopefully replace it can anyone help me how to clone the ssd? I heard of macrium reflect is good, can anyone explain how to use it please? Thankssss
  6. lolcoolpro.123

    [SOLVED] How do i format my HDD so i can Install new Windows 11/10 on SSD

    My PC only had 1TB HDD and it's almost full, So I just buy a new 256 GB SSD to make my PC Faster. The Question is How do i format my HDD and Install Windows On SSD Step by Step? and what do i Need? (i currently use Windows 11)
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    Question My PC has become VERY slow

    Hi everybody, I am seeking for some Support. Everything was fine a few Days ago as usual. All of a Sudden I noticed that the Start Up takes AGES when it normally took 1min or less to be in Windows - now around 3-5min. Opening up Folders or anything really takes 10seconds (even folders with...
  8. Peck2703

    Question Inaccessible Boot Device Error

    I just built a new gaming PC, and I've been having issues with getting any OS to run. I have an HDD with Windows 10 installed and it works just fine on my old system, but when I run it in the new system, it keeps spitting out the "Inaccessible Boot Device" error. I also have 3 M. 2 drives...
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    [SOLVED] Is my ssd Dead?

    Upgraded my pc over a month ago with a MSI B550-A pro mobo, an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, and a GTX 1070ti. Also did a fresh instal of WIN10 onto my Samsung 860 EVO 250GB (The maybe dead ssd). Everything was fine until a week ago where I turned on my pc and it went straight into the bios exited and...
  10. Frenchy789

    Question Kingston 240A400 GB + HDD conflicting health. Related to 450 Chipset?

    Hello everyone, I hope you guys are having a great weekend! (If you got one, shoutout to the real weekend warriors): I have quite a situation, on top of an existing HD situation. This is about the HD's first. If this is in the wrong section, please tell me ASAP and I'll move it accordingly...
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    Question Adding second SSD is causing boot issues in Windows 10 and 11 ?

    This is an issue that has been dogging me for about 9 months now, on and off, but I'll cut to the latest incident: My install of Windows 11 (upgraded from 10, which was upgraded from 7) decided it didn't want to boot up, so I grabbed a new 2TB Crucial SSD and did a clean install of Windows 11...
  12. Beany man

    Question M.2 slot on my motherboard stopped working

    The m.2 slot on my motherboard stopped working. It had some visible damage from the out side but it still worked. Until now. I thought no big deal and bought an NVME m.2 ssd to usb 3.0 adapter. But when I plug in the adapter, my drive isn't detected but the adapter it's self is. There is no...
  13. whotfisjayy

    [SOLVED] SSD Won’t boot Windows unless my other hard drive is connected

    For some odd reason my SSD will not boot windows unless my useless hdd is connected to the motherboard, when i disconnect the hdd the ssd doesn’t boot windows but when it’s connected it does boot... i have another drive with windows and it works fine without needing the hdd connected but my main...
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    [SOLVED] I need a good $100 SSD to upgrade to from my HDD

    I was looking into the 870 QVO Sata 3 from Amazon but don’t know if that is a good upgrade. I’m not sure what info you might need from my pc so feel free to ask. Thanks
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    Question Crucial CT480 BX500 really slow to boot W10

    I have a Sandisk with 240Gb, but then i found a sale price on a Crucial BX500 with 460Gb and i've bought it... After cloning the disk on their tool, i swapped the drives and started the windows on the Crucial SSD, but i've realized it was taking longer than the Sandisk... I thought that after a...
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    Question stuck at boot menu - Samsung NP350E5C-A07US

    Samsung NP350E5C-A07US - currently has SATA disk, which is extremely slow to boot. bought a 2.5", SSD(Kingston -- 512GB), and tried to replace it at the same port as the SATA. when switched on , the boot menu shows up everytime. under the Boot sub-meu - the name Kingston shows up, but nothing...
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    Question Getting "reboot and select proper boot device" error with healthy HDD - Help

    PC suddenly not booting properly - getting reboot and select proper boot device prompt on startup. Entered BIOS and prioritized proper drive for booting, did not fix error. Purchased brand new sata cables and tested power supply for output (working fine) - still not booting. Removed HDD and...
  18. kenobiwren

    [SOLVED] BSOD, then "Your HDD/SSD may crash at any moment" , now I can't get past Win10 lock screen ?

    Hi there, I've recently encountered a big problem with my rig and i wasn't too sure on a diagnosis as there are similar cases on the forum but none quite the same. About a week ago i had what i believe was a power surge which later on gave me a BSOD whilst playing RE7, this was my first bsod...
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    [SOLVED] What configuration do you recommend for adding a 2nd SSD?

    I started with a single 500GB drive for Windows 10 and everything else, and it is almost full. I have a 1TB drive to add to my system. What is the best way to install it? I have AOMEI backupper taking an "image" - I could potentially restore to the new drive to make it a clone of the old one...
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    [SOLVED] Problem making new SSD my boot drive!! Please help

    I’m trying to install Windows 10 onto an SSD to use as my primary boot drive, but would like to keep my current HDD for storage. I am unable to clone the HDD to the SSD as the data on the HDD is greater than the total storage on the SSD. So, I downloaded a windows media creation tool and set it...
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    [SOLVED] After a restart something is wrong with my ssd

    Hello. So, the issue that i am having is that after 3 years with my 850 evo ssd suddenly i cant boot from it. I tried unpplugging alla the usb, unpplugging my HDD etc . The only solution so far was to boot from the HDD but that is only possible if i completely disconnect my SSD, just disablening...
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    [SOLVED] SSD in Optical bay is recognized as USD device (speeds are terrible)

    HP 15-db0186au SSD used : Crucial BX500 120GB Removed my optical bay to add this SSD with a caddy bay Tested the caddy and the SSD with another system/laptop, they are working fine. I think the problem is either with my BIOS or with my SATA / AHCI Controller. Please help I am purely...
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    Question BIOS forgets my boot order whenever computer is unplugged from the wall

    Hello, I am having an odd issue that ONLY occurs whenever my PC is unplugged from the wall or loses power during a power outage. I am not sure if this is a motherboard problem, a storage device problem, or what. I boot Windows 10 from a 1TB SSD, and I always have the Windows Boot Manager/boot...
  24. sarlock123

    How can i move my Laptop OS (Win10) from old SSD to HDD and back to New SSD

    Hello World, This is my first Question in Tom's Hardware. Hope anyone will help me. I am planning to upgrade my 250GB SDD with a New 1TB SSD. In my Laptop there is two hard disk. One SSD (250GB m.2 Model) and HDD (1 TB). So, is that possible to migrate my Win10 OS from SSD (250BG) to HDD and...
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    [SOLVED] Frequent Blue Screens after SSD installation

    Got a samsung 860 evo for christmas and installed it into my pc (fresh installed windows onto it) then while playing games i had gotten around 1 or 2 blue screens a day, i only recorded 2 of the error codes and they were IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL and UNEXPECTED KERNEL MODE TRAP. I ran the windows...
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    [SOLVED] Transferring OS question

    I'm going clone my HDD to my new SSD , and then build a new computer. New parts and everything from the last one, if I install the SSD in the new computer will all my stuff and the OS still be there? (The OS being a Windows 8.1 originally then updated to a Windows 10.)
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    [SOLVED] SSD is not detected in BIOS after power outage

    My 1 year old Crucial BX500 SSD might be dead? The other night we had a sudden power outage and once I turned on my computer again, it wouldn't boot to windows. I was stuck in the Gigabyte splash screen until it put me into the BIOS Setup after about 2 minutes. I checked to see if I could do a...
  28. JayTheKiwi97

    [SOLVED] New M.2 SSD not showing up

    Hey all, I just bought a Crucial P1 1TB M.2 (2280) NVMe PCIe SSD for my Lenovo Ideapad 110s-11ibr, but it's not showing up in file explorer, and it's not showing up in disk management, or in the BIOS menu, is there some kind of software I'm supposed to install, I've unplugged it and put it back...
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    [SOLVED] Samsung SSD 870 QVQ not showing up In Windows 10?

    Hi, i brought today a 1tb SSD as i need more space for my PC, its my first time going for some extra storage to add. After reading about SSDs and how better they were than a HDD i thought i would buy the 870 QVO Sata 2.5. I have mounted it into my desktop base and connected the SATA Cable to...
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    Question ssd shows in BIOS but not showing up in OS.

    Hi, I have the Laptop - MSI GS63VR 6RF. Initially, the battery was gone and I replaced it with the correct config. Then, I noticed that I kept getting critical_process_died error in windows 10. I'm not sure if this problem existed before installing new battery. the blue screen error used to...
  31. CR2254

    [SOLVED] New SSD Problem

    So here it goes, I have had a Seagate barracuda 1tb hdd for 3 years in my system. It has my windows 10 installed on it. Well I decided that it was time to finally put an ssd in my rig, so I went out and bought the Samsung 970 evo plus. So I installed the 970 and turned my pc on and it went...
  32. Chezzy

    [SOLVED] Old HDD as a sencondary drive

    I just bought an SSD yesterday to upgrade my old HDD and thought about cloning my system from my HDD to my SSD. I did some research and clone it as soon as I got my SSD. But problems starts appearing, namely because of different size issue, the program that I use and transferring issues. And so...
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    Question Boot Time Incredibly Slow. 2.2 TB Infinity keeps popping up? AHCI not showing in bios?

    Hey guys I recently added an SSD to my spare rig so my mother could use it. The boot time was too slow with the old harddrive (roughly 1.5 minutes) so I got an SSD to hopefully get it down to 20 seconds or less. I installed windows on this SSD and ran some boot tests. Took 1 minute. The reason...
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    Hello again guys! Is it normal to have your both ssd’s eject/remove it? We use 2pcs of Crucial BX500 1TB as for OS and the other one for storage, no HDD. And btw it’s a newly build pc
  35. Pilot_zero00

    Question Adding an SSD to Laptop, but can't remove the main HDD, can I set boot to the new one ?

    Hi I'm adding an SSD to my laptop on an HDD caddy. The problem is I can't reach the original HDD on the laptop, because currently the screen is soldered to the motherboard in a way to keep it stable since it was once broken.... Anyways. I can't remove the original HDD used for boot, in order...
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    [SOLVED] Windows 10 on a external SSD?

    Do you recommend installing Windows 10 on a external SSD?
  37. DeathSentenceQ

    [SOLVED] SSD Not Recognized on laptop please help

    So i have the laptop Lenovo V310-15ISK and i recently bought a SSD ( Kingston A200 M.2 (2280) PCIe NVMe ) i installed it and nothing. The bios doesnt recognize it the windows as well nothing. Things i tried and didnt work: -Updated bios to get some new features like some sata management dunno...
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    [SOLVED] Can I fit an M2 SATA SSD directly in my laptop's SATA 3 HDD slot?

    I'm upgrading my laptop and instead of using a 120 GB Crucial BX500 SSD in place of the current HDD as a boot disk, I wanted to use an m2 SATA SSD. I understand some say the SATA 3 bus will limit the speeds of both to 6 gbps. However, I just need to know if I can plug an M2 120 gb SATA SSD...
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    [SOLVED] Installing SSD to already working system

    Hi there, i was wondering if adding a SSD to my already working system, will make me have to reinstall windows or anything else? I'm new to this and haven't really looked into it until i got a 120gb SSD at a good price. I should mention that i don't have any windows installation disk/drive with...
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    [SOLVED] SSD suddenly says ‘ operating system not found’

    Suddenly SSD is not booting and it’s says ‘ operating system not found’ when booted. On running HD sentinel DOS it says the device is perfect with no issues, however if I connect the SSD through USB it shows that the partitions exist NTFS but are empty. Is it possible to recover the data...