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Halsor1
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Aurora-R5, Unable to boot to SSD

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Today I went down and bought a 2.5 inch Kingston SSD with 240gb of storage. I inserted the drive into my PC, swapping my HDD SATA cable that had all my stuff on it to something that was not the 1st SATA slot, and leaving that first SATA slot for my SSD. My SSD has not been touched. Once done that, I launched my BIOS on my Aurora R5 and got to the boot settings. Once done that, I was confused on why the only options are “Windows Boot Manager, IPV4 or IPV6.” I booted on my HDD, checked computer management and my SSD was there, not formatted. My SSD is installed correctly on my computer but doesn’t appear in boot options meaning I cannot change my SSD to the primary boot drive.

How can I change the boot drive? Been trying for the past 3 hours and it’s getting on my nerves not being fixed.

Thanks in advance.

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mp_108
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Re: Alienware Aurora R5, Unable to boot to SSD

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May be a stupid question but have you installed an operating system for example windows on the ssd?

 

If so, then keep it simple by having only one drive connected, the ssd, and change boot options.  I can't remember the settings but uefi is an option that is selected.but I may be wrong.

 

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Halsor1
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Re: Alienware Aurora R5, Unable to boot to SSD

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Thank you. I'll try it out tonight.

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Halsor1
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Re: Alienware Aurora R5, Unable to boot to SSD

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Hello again, Just before I actually continue this process, do you think that my HDD will be wiped and I will have to download all my programs on the HDD again, or will that not be the case. I’m not very knowledgeable in computers, sorry about that. Smiley Tongue
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Just install windows on the ssd while your HDD is still plugged in. After a successful OS install on the SSD, power down, disconnect the HDD and power on. Check your boot settings in the BIOS. You should boot into your SSD at that point. If all is well, power off, reconnect your HDD and restart. Choose your SSD if prompted with which drive to boot from (since they will both have windows). There is no reason you will lose data from your HDD since you are not manipulating its data in any way during this process. 

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Halsor1
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Re: Alienware Aurora R5, Unable to boot to SSD

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Thanks so much for the help!!! - H
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Halsor1
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Re: Alienware Aurora R5, Unable to boot to SSD

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(mistake)
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