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External SSD is in boot menu but won't boot

dwhail
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Hi,  I set up my NUC 10i5FNH in January. My internal SSD is a Samsung NVMe 500Gb M.2.

I have an external SSD in a caddy with USB lead. I have cloned internal to external drive as a back up. Everything looks fine in disk manager. The drive is an M+B key so I can't test it in the NUC.

The external drive shows up in the boot priority menu  as 'J' drive. 

I set J drive as first in priority but it will not boot. I get a blue screen with a message which says "No accessible boot drive" it restarts automatically and then same again.

I suspect it is a BIOS setting I am missing as the external drive has worked without problem on my old HP Pavilion i3 which I just replaced.

Thanks in anticipation.

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Maria_R_Intel
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Hello dwhail,


Thank you for posting the Intel* Community.


To better assist you, please provide us with the below details:


  • Provide us with a picture of your Boot Order.


Also, when booting with the internal driver, provide us with the Intel® System Support Utility (Intel® SSU) 

 


Best regards,

Maria R.

Intel Customer Support Technician


Maria_R_Intel
Moderator
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Hello dwhail,


Were you able to check the previous post?

 

Let me know if you need more assistance.

 

Best regards, 

Maria R.  

Intel Customer Support Technician 


dwhail
Beginner
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Hi Maria R,

I gave up with the external drive and put a smaller SSD in  the SATA 2.5 bay in the base.

My apologies, I should have closed the ticket earlier.

Regards

Dave Hailwood

Maria_R_Intel
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Hello dwhail,


No worries, thank you for let us know!


Since no more assistance is needed we will proceed to close this thread. If you need any additional information, please submit a new question as this thread will no longer be monitored.

 

Best regards,

Maria R.

Intel Customer Support Technician


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