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SSD swap issue

By tigopt ·
Tags: Hardware
Hey guys just got a SSD for my old laptop and after installing it i was about to fresh install windows however i couldn't get to the bios to install from my bootable usb stick as i am allways stuck on a screen where it tells me. -checking media presence -no media founded Well i tried some processes like insert the usb on this screen and restart, and disabling secure boot on the bios (while the hdd is installed).Still nothing, i was considering in formating the drive ,but for that i have to buy a usb to sata male cable. So any suggestions?

Model: toshiba l50
Age: ~6 years
Processor: intel i7 4th generation
Graphics: 920m

Problem solved by following the tip of rproffit by changing booting to CSM. Now i wanted to do dual boot but cant activate the bios, idk if its due to the crazy fast SSD speed. But i will try to figure it out ty guys.
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What laptop?

by itsdigger In reply to SSD swap issue

If you want help, you'll have to be more specific as the pros are not mind readers.
I would say though if you had a HDD , you would want to use something like Acronis True Image or Macrium Reflect to clone the new SSD.

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Laptop

by tigopt In reply to What laptop?

Its a Toshiba sattelite l50.
And about cloning i thought about it but as i said i would have to get a usb 3.0 to sata male.

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Laptop

by tigopt In reply to What laptop?

Its a Toshiba sattelite l50.
And about cloning i thought about it but as i said i would have to get a usb 3.0 to sata male.

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Time and time again.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to SSD swap issue

I find the USB stick the client brings is, was not bootable.

As itsdigger noted, it could be something about the PC but I don't see make, model, age and details so where to start?

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Usb boot stick

by tigopt In reply to Time and time again.

Sorry i dont use forums much,i already updated the comment i am not with the machine but as soon as possible i will give full specs, but about the bootble usb, i already tested that by trying to install a linux unbuntu version that i had laying arround it did not worked.

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Seems folk have written about that one.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Usb boot stick

Here's where I'm reading what settings to try.

https://www.google.com/search?&q=toshiba+l50+can%27t+boot+USB

Added with edit: Not only Secure Boot, but CSM has to change. Be sure to read more from the link supplied.

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by code+ In reply to SSD swap issue

hey there!
sorry you got that stressed, you should first check if you usb stick is bootable and to what FILE SYSTEM can it be used to work with only there will you know how and what too do, i recommend you to use RUFUS 3.6 to make your usb stick bootable and select the appropriate file system to us.
you will see two options either the MBR which is compatible with NTFS or UEFI which is compatible with FAT32.
let me know your thoughts in the reply section below. welcome leads

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how to fix SSD swap issue

by benmartin9920 In reply to SSD swap issue

Unplug the SATA to USB cable and SSD from your laptop
Unplug your laptop power and remove the battery (if removable)
Open the laptop case by removing the screws. If you’re lucky, your laptop will have a handy little door with a couple of screws that give you direct access to the hard drive bay. But if you have a more recent “unibody design” model, you’ll have anywhere from 10-20 screws to take out (have a little cup ready to store them in). Then open the bottom part of the case to get access to your drive. You may need to use your fingernails, a flat-tip screwdriver or the handy tool that came with the screwdriver kit I recommended above to CAREFULLY pry it open. If you are unsure how to do this with your laptop, googling your laptop model and “open case” or “replace hard drive” will usually turn up plenty of YouTube videos for guidance.
Once your case is open, unscrew the mounting bracket holding your existing hard drive and remove your drive. It should come out pretty easily. Now put your new SSD into the mounting bracket, slide it into the connectors on your laptop and screw the mounting bracket back into your laptop.
Replace you case by snapping it back into place (putting it back on is usually easier than removing it).
DO NOT SCREW THE CASE TOGETHER YET - we want to check and make sure everything is working first. Turn on your computer (it should boot really fast now!) and verify that everything – programs, files – looks just like it did before. Assuming all is fine, turn the computer off and get those screws back in.

I hope this helps!
Ben Martin

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