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Pulled Empty Disk and can't boot from SSD


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Bought a new Gen8 and have to say its a great little machine :)


The 4 slots (left to right) have:

1 2TB Red

2 SSD (Sata Port 2)

3 -

4 -


I installed Windows 8.1 and then upgraded to 10 for free.


Seems to be working fine.


I wanted to pull the 3.5 Red drive as I have nothing on this and want it in my Synology (I installed the OS on the SSD).


When I pull it the machine it says - Media Test Failure - Cannot boot from Drive C:


I moved the SSD to the first slot and also added another empty drive to the 1st drive with no luck.


Any help appreciated.



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Change the boot order in the BIOS to see the new position of the SSD drive.  It should be easily recognizable form the size.

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I checked but that didn't seem to work as it only said Drive C:


I put the drive back and looked on e Partition manager and it shows empty but there is a System reserved partition on the drive of 100MB

Will Windows 10 have put that on or will it be something to do with a RAID setup which I don't want


so I have:


Hard Disk 0 - 100MB NTFS partition (23.9MB used) & 1862.9 GB unallocated 

Hard Disk 1 -  223.1GB NTFS (the SSD drive)


.. update


I checked in Device Manager it says System Reserved / whereas in the SSD it doesn't so does that mean I have put Windows 10 on the Hard drive rather than the SSD

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The Windows is installed on the SSD with the boot partition made on the HDD. It actually happens quite often. :|


I've never seen that happen.  Looks like you need to reinstall Windows on the SSD and only present the SSD to the server during installation.

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After some trial and error I found out that it happens while installing Windows on a SSD and having a HDD without any partitions created. I don't remember about Windows XP, but I noticed it on every OS since (even Win Server).

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