Intro: My laptop is DELL Inspiron 5720. I had a single slot for HDD in my laptop with Windows 10 installed on it.
Then, I replaced my "old" HDD with a SSD. But instead of my ODD, I installed a caddy with that old HDD. Then, I installed Windows 10 on my SSD (primary disk) and it was working just fine (the HDD was also recognized as a storage device).
*3 months later SSD died... Now I want to install back Windows 10 on my HDD (which is currently located in the caddy, not in the original slot). I run Windows Installation Media and installed it on my HDD (which is still sitting in the caddy). But laptop doesn't boot from the HDD.
My question is: What should I do to make my laptop boot (load the OS) from my HDD?
- Should I take the HDD out of caddy and move it back to the original slot? (It's kinda difficult, because I have to take apart almost the entire laptop to get to the caddy)
- Is it the BIOS'a issue (maybe it can just use the caddy's HDD as a storage device, but not as a boot drive)?
- Are there some master/slave jumpers on motherboard or HDD the will force the HDD to become the primary disk (I mean boot drive, not just for storage)?
I hope that you can help me figure it out.