Win10 booting from HDD and Not SSD

I just did a fresh install of Win 10 on my SSD, and even though i CHANGED my boot order with SSD as the first drive to boot the OS from in Bios, my computer is still booting from the harddrive itself.

Now, if I unplug my HDD with Win10 on it, it would boot from the SSD with no problem. Anyone know why my SSD won't take priority in booting even tho I changed it to the first place in the Boot Order menu?

I also tried to manually boot from my SSD from the boot menu, but it still boots from my HDD for some odd reason...
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  1. Can you post screenshot from Disk Management?
    Reply to SkyNetRising
  2. Does the hdd have windows on it? or did it before?

    Can you have both drives attached, open up disk management and show us a screen shot? (will need to upload image to file sharing site to share here)

    You should have removed all other drives when installing win 10 on ssd as then it removes oddities like this. It would set up bios to boot off the ssd without you needing to swap boot order.

    Is there a choice called Windows Boot Manager in BIOS boot order, as that might help explain why it looks at hdd first. The way some new motherboards boot is to use WBM to keep a list of bootable devices that PC can boot from, instead of the old way where you put the 1st boot drive in slot 1 and PC just looks at drives in order to find the boot files. WBM matches a new way win 10 formats hdd as well.

    What are specs of PC?
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  3. Before commencing install or re-install of Windows, any other local hard drives must be disconnected to avoid problems such as the one you are now experiencing. Very simple, basic stuff my friend.
    Reply to Phillip Corcoran
  4. Colif said:
    Does the hdd have windows on it? or did it before?

    Can you have both drives attached, open up disk management and show us a screen shot? (will need to upload image to file sharing site to share here)

    You should have removed all other drives when installing win 10 on ssd as then it removes oddities like this. It would set up bios to boot off the ssd without you needing to swap boot order.

    Is there a choice called Windows Boot Manager in BIOS boot order, as that might help explain why it looks at hdd first. The way some new motherboards boot is to use WBM to keep a list of bootable devices that PC can boot from, instead of the old way where you put the 1st boot drive in slot 1 and PC just looks at drives in order to find the boot files. WBM matches a new way win 10 formats hdd as well.

    What are specs of PC?


    Sorry guys, been busy all day. First of all, thank you for the input. As for the screen shots, here it is:

    http://

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1a0g2FsQA3p_8_YkwpRpue5j2BMpUrtjx
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  5. There are 2 drives with windows on it - both 500GB.
    One windows is installed in legacy/csm mode (disk 0). HDD?
    The other is installed in UEFI mode (disk 3). SSD?

    I'd say - backup all data from HDD and wipe it.

    Alternatively you could:
    This way you can dual-boot between both windows.
    If dual booting is not necessary, then just delete system reserved partition. Windows on Disk 0 will not boot anymore.
    Reply to SkyNetRising
  6. SkyNetRising said:
    There are 2 drives with windows on it - both 500GB.
    One windows is installed in legacy/csm mode (disk 0). HDD?
    The other is installed in UEFI mode (disk 3). SSD?

    I'd say - backup all data from HDD and wipe it.

    Alternatively you could:
    This way you can dual-boot between both windows.
    If dual booting is not necessary, then just delete system reserved partition. Windows on Disk 0 will not boot anymore.


    okay im going to try that and see what happens. thanks!
    Reply to phunnyconflicts
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