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Very specific Boot up issue

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  1. striker1298

    striker1298 Thread Starter

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    Update: I've found out how to have both drives working at the same time and having the system boot up from the SSHD. Now is just the issue that the boot time is 2 times slower.

    Sorry in advance if this post is long but I've been consumed with this problem for hours and it's so frustrating.

    Recently I purchased a SSHD (hybrid drive) online and it arrived today in the mail. My plan was to substitute and move everything from the existing HDD to my SSHD. They are both 1 TB, so I cloned the entire HDD drive to my SSHD and everything worked fine. I then Deleted everything on my HDD so that all my files were only on my SSHD. However, the problems started afterwards. See, I have a Dell XPS 8910 with a very specific and annoying UEFI that for some reason either 1) Did not detect my SSHD in the UEFI when both driver were in or 2) Is very dumb. I've included screenshots of what it looks like with only the SSHD installed. [​IMG](Note: although it says HDD it is in fact my SSHD)

    So here's the gist: If I hit the F12 button for the Dell desktop, and manually select my SSHD, everything works fine and it starts like it should. However, if I try automatically starting the computer without touching anything except the power button it goes into automatic repair mode and I cannot use the computer. I then proceeded to take out the HDD after scrounging the web for help (and finding nothing that worked) and the SSHD boots normally. However, before when I had only my HDD there was not a little green loading bar near the bottom of the Dell startup screen, however now there is with the SSHD. Also, my computer used to start up and only 20 seconds with the HDD but now it takes up to 30 seconds with the SSHD which is indeed very confusing. I want to be able to use both drives and not have to rely on only on one and then find out that it even lengthens my startup time.

    Please help me out as I have not found any other resource online that has assisted me in this specific problem. (Online support has not worked. Nothing.)

    System Information:
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 8094 Mb
    Graphics Card: GTX 1050 ti
    Hard Drives: C: 917 GB (510 GB Free);
    Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0WPMFG
     

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  2. dmccoy

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    Let’s check out your boot files as follows

    copy and paste the following command into elevated command prompt.
    bcdedit > 0 & notepad 0
    copy and paste the contents to your reply
     
  3. striker1298

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    Thank you for assisting me :)

    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier {bootmgr}
    device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    path \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi
    description Windows Boot Manager
    locale en-US
    inherit {globalsettings}
    default {current}
    resumeobject {ab249b49-ba25-11e6-8738-edad75226edf}
    displayorder {current}
    toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
    timeout 0

    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier {current}
    device partition=C:
    path \WINDOWS\system32\winload.efi
    description Windows 10
    locale en-US
    inherit {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence {3471a079-bddd-11e7-a6f8-9315a6de816b}
    displaymessageoverride Recovery
    recoveryenabled Yes
    isolatedcontext Yes
    allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
    osdevice partition=C:
    systemroot \WINDOWS
    resumeobject {ab249b49-ba25-11e6-8738-edad75226edf}
    nx OptIn
    bootmenupolicy Standard
    hypervisorlaunchtype Off
     
  4. dmccoy

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    Okay, no provide a screenshot after the following

    From command prompt and hit enter key after each command

    1. Type diskpart
    2. List disk
    3. Select disk 0 (or the correct # of your disk)
    4. list volume

    Provide a screenshot
     
  5. striker1298

    striker1298 Thread Starter

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    I've attached it below
     

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  6. dmccoy

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    Does it boot correctly when both drives are connected?
     
  7. dmccoy

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    Is this a new update? If so, please provide how you solved it so we can proceed with your other issues.
     
  8. striker1298

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    Well this was the update at the time you first replied, but technically yes. I ended up switching the sata cables according to the motherboard documentation so that the SSHD would boot first. However my computer with SSHD boots slower still than my HDD which is quite strange.
     
  9. dmccoy

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    What are the models of each drive? Are the specs the same especially the RPM?
     
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