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Ted254
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How to disable HDD on BIOS DA2204

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Hello,

 

i need to disable the HDD in the BIOS. there is no option to do this. 

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@Ted254 

Unfortunately, the specs page for you model will not display -- so I can not tell what internal drives it has.

 

IF it only has a HDD, there would be no way to disable that.



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thanks for your fast reply.

 

This model has only HDD and no SSD installed. I newly installed a "512GB SSD + 32GB Intel Optane" on it. 

I have a Windows10 installed on HDD (with many toolchain on it that I want to keep them) and I installed a new Windows 10 on the SSD.

Now, the bios does not detect the SSD as a boot device. 

I want to keep both OS on SSD and HDD and I want to disable the HDD to use the SSD as default and I will enable the HDD when I need the toolchain on the HDD.

 

please help to find a solution to this without reinstalling the OS on the HDD.

 

Thanks in advance,

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@Ted254 

There is no way to DISABLE the HDD if it is connected full-time to the motherboard.  You can go into Windows and "hide" the volume used on the HDD so the files and folders aren't seen by removing the drive letter -- but the drive will still be there and running.



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