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BIOS problem after Disk change fron HDD to SSD

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HP Notebook 15-bw061nf
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hello;

After some problems with the hard disk, I decided to move to a SSD Crucil disk.

No problem for the clone, but I not able to boot the system from the new SSD drive.

When I look at the BIOS the parameter OS Boot Manager refers to the old HDD disk.

Is there a way to make sure that the BIOS point to the new SSD disk?

I do not understand why the BIOS keep this reference to the old disk.

If I try to make a modification to the BIOS, such as enter an administrator password, even if I press F10 to save before exit, my changes are not kept.

To be able to boot my laptop, I have to boot from the EFI file.

I just do not understand why the BIOS is so locked.

Could you please help me.

Thanks in advance.

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@Jeff1494 

Disconnect the HDD -- and the PC should then boot from the SSD.

 

If it does not, you will have to rebuild the boot files -- and instructions for creating the media to do that are the following:

 

Windows PCs use two different sets of files to get you to a working desktop.

In terms of the first, Windows boot files, a way around that is to follow the instructions below to create boot media from Macrium Reflect (MR) that can be used to rewrite/repair the boot media on your PC:
1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR) from this link on a working PC: http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
2) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CD

That will create MR bootable media. Then, you can boot your PC into WinPE using that media.

Have patience, as that can take a while to start and bring up the screen.

Once the screen is there, select the option to Fix Windows boot problems. It will then search for the OSs installed and list them, Select the one you want to repair and click Next.

It will now do the repairs, listing the things it has done.

When finished, select the option to Restart the PC.

If this worked, the boot repair succeeded and you will have your PC back.

But if it did not, the Windows system files are most likely corrupted and you would have to reinstall Windows from scratch to fix that.

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Hello WAWood;

Thank you for your reply. In fact the HDD file is not connected to the PC, it has been replaced by the SSD disk.

So I have to rebuild the boot files. I'll have a look at the procedure you describe, and see if it works.

Is there a way to explain why I cannot make any change in the BIOS?

I tried to add an admin password foe example, an when I exit the BIOS using F10 to save the changes, at the next boot the changes are not reflected in the BIOS.

 

Thank you for your attention to my problem. During the day I'll try your solution, and let you know the result.

Have a nice day and take care.

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Hello;

I tried your solution, and it did not work.

Before I try your solution I had a way to boot windows manually thru the EFI files.

Now I cannot do anything. So I'll dismount physically the SSD disk, make saves and try to install windows from scratch on this machine.

I hope that the BIOS will let me boot after a clean installation.

 

I do not understand why with HP laptops it is so difficult to replace a HDD by a SSD, and be sure that it will work.

 

I did the same thing on a Lenovo laptop, and it worked like a charm.

I believe that this HP laptop, is the last one I bought from HP, and I'll have a look to other manufacturers.

 

Anyway thank you for your help.

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@Jeff1494 

The MR software will look for and find the boot files, and update them so the PC boots again.

 

I have used this across lots of different PCs, so I have no idea why it does not work on yours.

 

If you can boot with both the HDD and SSD connected, then I suggest you look into EaseUEFI -- a product that allows you to make UEFI boot changes very easily.  I don't know if they have a free version.

 

 

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