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BIOS recognizes SSD but won’t boot [Full Fix]

What do I do if BIOS recognizes SSD but won’t boot?

1. Use AOMEI Backupper

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If you’re having issues with your SSD, then AOMEI Backupper might be able to help you. The software can easily perform a full system or disk backup allowing you to move all your files to a new SSD.

The software supports GPT to MBR cloning, which might come in handy if you’re moving an older operating system to a new PC.

Regarding backups, the software supports incremental and differential backups, and there’s also a file backup feature available as well.

It’s important to mention that the software supports the Hot backup feature, so you can create backups in the background while focusing on other tasks.

AOMEI Backupper offers great features, especially if you need to move data from your hard drive to an SSD, so we recommend trying it out.

Other great features:

  • Ability to backup to NAS, network storage, external storage, or cloud
  • Command-line support
  • Event-triggered backups
  • Scheduled backups
  • Flexible cloning
AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper is a backup software that can easily move your operating system to a new SSD drive.

2. Enable Legacy boot

computer bios recognizes ssd but won't boot
  1. Start your PC and enter BIOS.
  2. Locate the Boot settings and make sure that you have both UEFI and Legacy or Legacy boot enabled.

To see how to find this setting, it would be best to check your motherboard manual for detailed instructions.

3. Reset BIOS

hard drive bios recognizes ssd but won't boot
  1. Make sure that your SSD is the only storage device connected to your motherboard. Also, make sure that SSD is connected to SATA 0 port on the motherboard.
  2. Check if that solves the problem.
  3. If the issue is still there, enter BIOS and reset it to the default.

This method can be useful if legacy BIOS recognizes SSD, but not as a booting device, so be sure to try it out.

4. Reinstall Windows 10

reinstall windows 10 bios recognizes ssd but won't boot

If your SSD is recognized but you still won’t boot, perhaps your only solution is to reset Windows 10. Some users are also suggesting to perform a clean install of Windows 10 on SSD so you can try that instead.

Few users reported that they can’t install Windows 10 on an SSD, but we already covered that in detail in one of our older articles.

This post was written by Milan Stanojevic and was first posted to WindowsReport

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