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Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by durkinjt, May 22, 2017.

  1. durkinjt

    durkinjt Regular member

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    I bought a HP 8100, 250g SSD, 8G ram, Win.10, all is good except when it boots, it boots from the optical drive, I have to hold F9 key to get to the HDD, I tried changing it in Bios to boot from the HDD, but still will only boot from the drive. Any help appreciated.
     
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    Boots from optical ? if there's no disc it won't & then it will switch to hdd & boot windows.As for setting boot order in bios did you save before exiting
     
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    Thanks. Upon booting I get this message "attempting to boot from usb", it does not change to HDD, also I did save it and get the same boot action
     
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    Disconnected an exterior HDD and it worked, any fix ? T.I.A.
     
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    what is the boot order in the bios & why have an usb external drive connected?
     
  6. durkinjt

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    Thanks for the reply. I have a 250G SSD HDD and use the exterior drive to store most of my programs, the boot order does not remain after a boot, tried saving to boot from HDD and it does not work
     
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    does the computer show the correct time & date when starting?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    is it a desktop or a tower? is it the hp elite 8100? new or refurb computer?
     
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    Desktop, refurb, HP Elite 8100
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    did it have this boot problem when you got it?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    take it back to where you bought it from to get the problem resolved as they caused it not you.
     
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    Change the BIOS (motherboard) battery then configure your boot priorities
     
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    pcexpertq. he doesn't need to replace the battery as the computer shows correct time & date when starting up. the 1st sign that a battery is going bye bye is the wrong time then wrong date.
     

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