Make BIOS recognize new SSD as non-removable

Kingston / Ssdnow v series 128gb
March 29, 2011 at 07:45:31
Specs: Windows Vista 32
Gateway GT5622 with Vista Home Premium 32, installed Kingston 128GB SSD and used supplied Acronis software to clone harddrive. I cannot get system to recognize new drive.
When I enter BIOS and go to boot priority screen, it shows HHD and "removable drive".
Is the "removable drive" the SSD? If so, when I set it to first boot priority it still boots to
the old drive. Should old drive be changed to "disabled" or just moved out of primary position?

Also, I notice when booting computer that it says "F2 for BIOS and F10 for boot menu". Is
there setting(s) in the boot menu that need to be modified also?


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#1
March 29, 2011 at 12:51:18
What the old hard drive a sata and was in set to ahci mode or sata mode?

Don't know what a HHD is.

Just to be sure put the old disk back in to see if it works.

"The era of big government is over," said Clinton 1996


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#2
March 29, 2011 at 13:48:07
Sorry, HDD, not HHD. Not sure if old drive is SATA or AHCI. Where do I look to see? Both drives are currently installed and it still boots and operates from the old drive. I know the old drive is connected to a SATA connector on the motherboard.

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#3
March 29, 2011 at 17:53:10
Bios selects a way to run a sata disk. If you had xp before and then upgraded it might be that the bios set the install as a sort of IDE drive by using bios. Most bios's have a way to choose how the drive is selected either sata for most new OS's and ahci or other term to allow older OS's to work.

Normally a clone with these hard drive tools are very good and require nothing.

I guess it could be some connector issue. Or ssd is bad. Could be that the copy part went bad.

Go back to square one and see if the old drive works.

"The era of big government is over," said Clinton 1996


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#4
March 30, 2011 at 06:50:46
Old drive works fine as system is still booting and running from it. Kingston support finally got back to me and advised it would be necessary to plug the SSD SATA connector into SATA port #1 on the motherboard and move the old harddrive SATA connector to SATA port #2; and that should correct the problem. I will be trying that this weekend and will advise if it was a successful fix.

Thanks for all input.


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