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Systen Can't find Operating System Unless I disconnect my

  1. #1


    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    Systen Can't find Operating System Unless I disconnect my


    I have a new internal HDD. When I first put Windows 8 OS on it I needed to disconnect my External HDD because I was getting the error (don't quote this):
    "Can't find operating system. Disconnect any drive that doesn't not have an operating system."
    It booted fine when I disconnect the External HDD.
    It stopped doing this until today. I need to disconnect it when IU reboot.
    I believe I ejected the External by mistake and tha6t5 screwed everything up again.
    I entered the BIOS and I don't see the External HDD there. Only my internal and my cd/dvd drive.
    It currently looks for an OSA on the cd/dvd first.

    Any ideas how to fix this??

    James

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Fixed now.
    The Internal and External HDDs weren't listed separately in the BIOS "Boot" section. They were listed as HDD group.
    I to enter that and disable the External HDD in the boot sequence.
    And now all is well.

    James
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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