have a HP laptop w/2 drives works great till I reinstall 2nd

January 5, 2015 at 17:38:22
Specs: Windows 8
1st drive solid state w/ os on it 2nd drive sata, works with solid state by its self but when I install 2nd drive it says can't find OS its a HP dv9000 lap top( 2nd drive reformatted)

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#1
January 5, 2015 at 17:43:14
Go into the bios after you I install 2nd drive, go to Boot & make sure the SS drive boots first.

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#2
January 6, 2015 at 11:35:54
Just for into, for your laptop it is stated that you enter BIOS by pressing F10 while the HP logo is displayed.

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#3
January 8, 2015 at 09:03:05
thanks but tried that, bois doesn't see 2nd drive tried installing it after boot, still doesn't see it but still will not boot w/ both drives in.

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#4
January 8, 2015 at 09:05:18
With everything plugged in normally what drives are listed in BIOS?

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#5
January 8, 2015 at 13:14:30
It doesn't list hard drive (name) just hard drive didn't see second drive (not even one & two)

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#6
January 8, 2015 at 17:54:17
On the face of it sounds as if the BIOS is screwed but that would be mighty unusual.

I assume both drives are SATA. Although it shouldn't be necessary I wonder if it would tell us something if you swapped over the two connections

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January 10, 2015 at 08:18:29
Its a note book, and yes I tried swapping the two drives, know difference. I'm don't want to do anything with bios because hp doesn't recognize os (came with vista) I don't want to have a paper wait if it goes bad!

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