I purchased a Crucial 1 TB SSD to replace my failing hard drive. The only problem is the computer will only boot from it when I have it connected to a SATA cable to a side USB?? Here is what I did: Tried to clone the hard drive using the SATA to USB cable but my hard drive was too far gone and would not stay functional without freezing long enough to clone it. I installed the new SSD into the computer, downloaded the Dell recovery program from on line for my PC to a thumb drive, and recovered the PC to the SSD. It looked like it ran it’s cycle but the computer didn’t boot. So I ran it again. Same thing. I removed the SSD from the PC and hooked it up to my other PC using the SATA to USB cable. When I looked at the SSD on the other PC it looked like all of the windows files downloaded?? So I then hooked up the SSD to my now hard driveless PC with the SATA to USB cable, went into the BIOS and had the computer boot from the USB device. Bingo!! It booted up! I updated to windows 10 (PC original came with 8 with a free update to 10) and did all other driver updates. I migrated all of my files to the new SSD. Now the problem……when I installed the SSD into the PC and connected to the mother board it won’t boot off that drive? When I go into the BIOS it sees the new SSD but I can’t force it to boot off that drive. The drive sequence is governed by “Windows Drive Manager”. When I switch the BIOS mode so I can change the bootable drive and switch it the SSD it still won’t boot off of it? But when I plug it into the USB…..boom…starts right up!!! I’ve googled everything I can think of and **bleep** around with the Bios a million different ways but can’t get it to boot when it is plugged into the motherboard the normal way. HELP!! I can run the computer with the new SSD outside but I would really prefer to get it inside the computer.
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