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REO51ST
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Boot Elitebook 8770w from mSATA???

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Elitebook 8770w
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

One of the warehouse techs brought me an Elitebook 8770w.

 

I installed a 256GB mSATA and installed W10 64-bit.

 

I just added 2 750GB SATA drives and now the system will not boot.

 

Keeps saying BOOTMGR is missing.

 

Does anyone know if this configuration will work???

 

Thanks.

 

REO

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You can use that 256 gig mSATA as the bootdisk but the minute you add a conventional hard drive the BIOS will only go to that hard drive to find boot files; I mean it will only boot from a 2.5 inch drive once one is installed. 

 

You might see if maybe it will boot to the mSSD if there is only a 2.5 inch disk in the secondary bay and not one in the primary bay. 

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@Huffer

 

Just to let you know I tried every combination and I could not get it to boot from the mSATA with any other drive installed.

 

So I just decided to install a 256GB SSD as boot drive.

 

Second drive is a 1TB and I just decided to keep the 256GB m SATA installed.

 

Added 16GB memory and turned it over to the Ebay department.

 

Thanks for the help.

 

Regards,

 

REO

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