Laptop with SATA HDD & M-sata SSD won't boot past 1st bios screen
Posted on 2013-05-10
I have a laptop with a 500gb SATA HDD. Purchased an m-sata pcie SSD & installed into system. The SSD was recognised & initialised.
I performed a fresh install of W7 onto the SSD & deleted the partition that contained the previous W7 install (500gb SATA drive) in the process. W7 booted to the SSD & i then installed the system drivers from the Manufacturers disk.
I found the sata 500gb hdd & created a simple volume for data storage. Once drivers were installed i was asked to reboot...This is where my problem started.
Upon boot, it will not get past 'press F2 for setup or F10 for boot menu'. The screen stays this way. I've narrowed the problem down to the previous 500Gb drive (which was new btw), as when i remove this drive, it boots to the W7 install on the SSD fine.
I'm not sure what may be the problem here & would appreciate any advice you could give me?
As the 500GB drive contains other manufacturer recovery partitions (which i left alone), i'm wondering if it's looking for one of these partitions when the previous drive is mounted, as it used to say 'press f11 for recovery options'.
The system is a Medion Akoya P6635 notebook.