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ASUS VivoBook (Q200E) SSD Upgrade Problems.

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Immediately after purchasing the Q200E, I swapped out the hard drive for an SSD. The BIOS reads the drive correctly as well as the USB device I'm using to install Windows, the only problem is that every time I start the PC, it goes directly into the BIOS. I changed the boot order and made two diffrent USB bootable drives and tried different USB ports. Why isn't it booting to the USB drive?

EDIT: I'm using WinToFlash to make the USB bootable disk. I'm trying Power ISO at the moment to see if this program will work instead.

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in the bios, for SATA type,make sure its type is set to AHCI

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what happens if you exit bios and choose don't save settings? does it continue the boot process?

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It just boots automatically right into the BIOS. :(

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so let me get this straight,if you disconnect the ssd and plug in the hard drive,it boots fine?

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Yep, that is true. I have NO idea either. This is extremely annoying. I'm being forced to use Windows 8 at the moment, and I'm not really enjoying it much...

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Someone HAS to have the answer! :cry:

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I tried installing Windows from my desktop onto the SSD, but it still won't boot from it. Any ideas?

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I wonder if this is because of SecureBoot? Disable that and see if it boots to SSD as it does on your HDD?

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Immediately after purchasing the Q200E, I swapped out the hard drive for an SSD. The BIOS reads the drive correctly as well as the USB device I'm using to install Windows, the only problem is that every time I start the PC, it goes directly into the BIOS. I changed the boot order and made two diffrent USB bootable drives and tried different USB ports. Why isn't it booting to the USB drive?

EDIT: I'm using WinToFlash to make the USB bootable disk. I'm trying Power ISO at the moment to see if this program will work instead.

Why not use the official Microsoft tool to make the USB bootable? See this guide: http://www.maximumpc...ash_drive_31384

Also even if the USB drive is bootable, you have to explicity select it; I'm unsure if changing the boot order is enough. Mash those F# keys (F8 is a good one to start with) during boot up and soon you'll be able to choose exactly which drive you want to boot from.

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Check in the BIOS to make sure any CSM options are enabled and any Legacy Boot options are enabled. Secure boot should be disabled if it's there.

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Why not use the official Microsoft tool to make the USB bootable? See this guide: http://www.maximumpc...ash_drive_31384

Also even if the USB drive is bootable, you have to explicity select it; I'm unsure if changing the boot order is enough. Mash those F# keys (F8 is a good one to start with) during boot up and soon you'll be able to choose exactly which drive you want to boot from.

I recently made a start up USB drive with that program about an hour ago and the BIOS won't detect it at all. : Also, I've selected the USB from the selective boot as you've mentioned (ESC key).

Also, Michael, I've gone through nearly every single thing in the BIOS and tried various configurations, but I will look again specifically with those instructions and I'll return with results.

It's just the BIOS' fault for not booting up from the USB I assume. It really doesn't have to be this complicated. :((

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Success! I don't know WHAT I did, but I did it. I just enabled pretty much anything that has to do with booting and drives and I got the Windows 7 Installation to run off of the USB drive, but now It's showing me some driver issues. >__<

I don't think anyone has ever installed Windows 7 on any of these notebooks and it may not be compatible. It can't find the driver for my SSD I'm assuming. :s

EDIT: This thread can be marked as solved. For some reason, I removed the SSD, put it back into the computer and it recognized it again. :) Now I'm installing Windows 7 and I will upgrade it to Windows 8 as soon as it's done. :D Thanks for the help guys.

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A friend of mine recently is having the same problem and I'm trying to help him.

The laptop boots directly into BIOS and I don't even know if bios is even recognizing HHD properly, Asus bios for this laptop isn't particularly clear.

Ramzorz, is your laptop bios listS HHD part number next the total amount of ram installed on the first page of the bios?

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I know this thread is over a year old, but in case anyone is having this same problem:

 

The issue is related to CSM. In the BIOS, under the option for legacy boot, you have to set CSM to "enabled" as well. As soon as I did that, voila, Windows 8 installation screen.

 

Hope this helps someone!

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Hope this helps someone!

Yes! Thank you so much. :)

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I know this thread is over a year old, but in case anyone is having this same problem:

 

The issue is related to CSM. In the BIOS, under the option for legacy boot, you have to set CSM to "enabled" as well. As soon as I did that, voila, Windows 8 installation screen.

 

Hope this helps someone!

This method worked for me on my X202E, disable fastboot, enabled csm and disable secure boot. 

Windows 10 boots up with these BIOS settings only

has someone been able to boot with SSD with fastboot and secure boot enabled? Why wouldn't it?

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