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SSD won't show in bootable options in BIOS

Had new SSD added to improve speed and originally it booted fine until I tried to import sent item data from a large Outlook pst file. Now computer boots to old HDD the drive letters have been swapped around. If I go to F2 on boot up and try reordering boot able drives it does not list the SSD. Both drives have Windows 7. G: was my old HDD and C: was my new SSD system drive but they swapped. Oh and this happened before and it was suggested that the SSD died so was sent back for warrantee. Tricky, Any ideas.?Both drives SSD and HDD have Windows 7.
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  1. Did you allocate the SSD? You might want to format the HDD but make a back up/ image of windows 7 from the HDD before you format it, just in case, but try disconnecting the HDD and connect the SSD only, go into the bios and see if you can set the SSD as the drive to boot from
  2. The HDD has all my data, photos etc on it so I don't want to format. Like I said I did not installed it so am a bit in the dark. I was just looking at what updates were added when the problem occurred (I left the computer whilst it imported the Outlook data) Maybe it was something to do with the original Windows 7 updating itself on the HDD? I have a lisiting in control panel for Windows security update for Microsoft.net framework 3.5.1 Windows 7 R2 SP1 perhaps I should uninstall the updates it did? I might try the SSD on its own but a bit scared of opening it up myself!
  3. I restarted agaun and selected F12 and the SSD was on the list so now have it booted correctly. How do I make sure that the Windows 7 on the SSD is the only one to get updates as it looks like this might have caused the problem when the other Windows 7 on the HDD updated too.
  4. I would strongly recommend removing windows 7 from the HDD, I believe you are facing problems because the system is seeing both windows operating systems, causing problems
  5. Should I make a spare boot disk or something before I do this. I don't want to end up not able to boot at all. What is the easiest way to do this.
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    Yes, definitively make a boot disk, this way you know you are safe and have everything required
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