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  • How to set default boot drive?

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        I recently had my hard drive swapped out for a SSD. Since then, my Dell Optiplex 780 has trouble booting up. When I power up, all I get is a blank DOS screen with a blinking cursor at the top left, but it won’t accept any keyboard input. I have to CTRL-ALT-DEL to re-boot, then press F12 for Advanced options, and I’m given a choice of boot devices (see screenshot). I click on the SATA2 San Disk and it boots up fine. I’m not a real techie, but my guess is that there’s a setting somewhere that can tell the computer to default boot from the SSD — ??

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        Da Boss

        Press F2 (I think that is the key on a Dell) multiple times on startup and enter Setup.
        Change the primary boot device to the SSD.
        Save changes.

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