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troubleshooting Question

Need to make M.2 SSD Primary Boot Dell 5575

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Randy DownsFlag for United States of America asked on
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I did a clean install of Windows 10 on the new M.2 SSD but the laptop sometimes fails to find either drive: mechanical (Volume 5) or SSD (volume 2). When it boots on the SSD it works fine. The mechanical drive is very slow which is why I am trying to replace it.

I tried removing the mechanical drive but then the laptop refuses to boot at all.
BIOS are set to UEFI with security turned off. There is no list of drives to boot from.

Also added the Boot Manager manually \EFI\Boot\bootx64.efi per an old Dell video.

In the video I watched, this guy did a clean install fine but he deleted all the partitions on the mechanical drive. I am way of doing that.

Previously I upgraded the memory but BIOS flags it on restart if it starts at all. Saving BIOS doesn't help.

All help appreciated.
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