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November 24th, 2022 08:00

Unable to boot to windows on internal SSD

OptiPlex 7060

OptiPlex 7060

Have attempted to reinstall the OS(windows 10 Por)clean copy, deleting, formatting one partition only. The BIOS sees the SSD, ran Long HD test/passes. Upon each time I install windows it boots to it one time, able to add user name, password, security questions, but after rebooting, "No boo-table device found" error. I check the BIOS settings & even used factory & default setting they seem to be correct.  I am still not able to boot to the internal SSD. The MB also passed diagnostics.

Please advise.

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November 24th, 2022 09:00

Change bios sata operation from Dell default raid to AHCI, save change, exit bios, then do a clean OS install on ssd.

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November 24th, 2022 09:00

I believe I tried that already. I am now trying a regular HD no SSD, 2.5. & see what happens. 

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November 24th, 2022 09:00

The system creates a separate partition for system files automatically. I just changed the BIOS battery since its not holding the date & time/hope that it will now save changes. 

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November 24th, 2022 09:00

Is it possible that the BIOS battery is expired since it was built back in 2019?  I just realised that it doesn't save the correct date & time. 

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November 24th, 2022 09:00

When you say "one partition only" I suspect that is part of the problem. The most straightforward (and "usual") method is to delete all partitions on the boot drive, and then install Windows in the unallocated space. That will ensure that the installation creates the necessary partitions to boot and run Windows in their proper locations on the drive.

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November 24th, 2022 10:00

Yes a new battery will enable bios to save the changes to AHCI.

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