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After purchasing an SSD, I decided to install Windows 8.1 on it. I originally had Windows 8.1 on my Western Digital Hard drive. But now, I cannot boot to it and there is no option to select an operating system, it basically automatically goes to the Windows installed on the SSD.

Here are steps which I took to resolve the issue and nothing happened:

  • I changed the boot sequence in BIOS to my original hard drive, but Windows does not boot from that drive

  • I went to System Properties > Advanced > Startup and Recovery > Default Operating System but there is only one option to select from / time to display list of operating system is also checked

  • I went to System Configuration > Boot and I can not see my Drive D (original Windows 8.1 installation) there is only one option (Windows 8.1 on Drive C)

I did not erase anything from Drive D (which I originally had windows 8.1) and I can access the drive folder but I cannot boot a Windows from it.

I had windows 7 and windows 8 before and there was an option to select an operating system, but that option doesnt exist if you have two windows 8.1 ?

Thanks in advance

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sry for my bad english.... but try this: enter on windows setup and write this on console: Bootrec /RebuildBcd press enter Bootrec /FixBoot press enter Bootrec /FixMbr press enter exit and restart....

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  • thanks but I have already tried that too, not working – Jim Jan 23 '15 at 22:55
  • did you have installed windows by usb pen drive or cd? – Dimitri Jan 23 '15 at 22:56
  • I installed using a USB – Jim Jan 23 '15 at 22:59
  • i had the same problem an i just can boot it with inserted pen – Dimitri Jan 23 '15 at 23:02
  • use USB to boot? or to fix the boot? – Jim Jan 23 '15 at 23:07

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