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Pavilion dv6-1304el Additional Hard Disk and Boot

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Hi to all,

I've replaced primary HD with an SSD, and at the same time I've added a second HD in the CD bay.

The problem is that the bios try to start-up system from the second hard drive (in cd bay) but this one don't has installed the OS and the notebook don't start.

If I remove the second HD, PC start-up automatically.

I've tryed to reconfigure Bios boot order, but I don't have result.

I can start-up PC typing F9 and choosing "Internal Hard Disk" from the list; at this time the system start without any problem.

How can configure Notebook to start-up automatically?

Thank you!
Simone

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Can you disable booting from the CD drive in the BIOS (F10)?

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I've tried, but I don't have result.

I've tried to check disk with diskpart and list lisk found two hard disk, the first one tagged with 0 is the HDD, the second one tagged with 1 is the SSD. could be this the problem?

is possible to change the disk number without data loss? How?

 

Thanks

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No the disk number is hard wired based on which SATA port the drive is connected to. I am a bit surprised that the BIOS seems to prefer the drive attached to the CD drive SATA port. Have you tried reinstalling the optical drive and then disabling CD boot, then put the hdd in the adapter back in? I do not mean just put the CD lower in the order, there is usually a keystoke you can do which disables booting from a specific device or class of devices in the BIOS. 

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Thank you Dean,

I've disabled boot from CD in bios, but the system doesn't start...

 

I'll try to reinstalling the optical drive in the cd slot and to re-disable boot from CD this evening and I'll reply after this.

 

 

 

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Reinstall optical drive didn't resolve the problem.

 

I've resolved moving SSD in CD bay and HDD in HD primary slot.

the system start without problem from SDD.

 

Thanks to all

 

Bye

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