Creating bootable SSD

Korchoi

Member
Hi,


I have a Elimina laptop (spec added below). The issue I am having is getting the laptop to boot from a pre loaded SSD rather than the system SSD.


Accessing the boot setup in BIOS brings command prompts Im not sure about changing. Im aware I need to alter the bios boot settings so it runs my external SSD, but what selections do I make in bios to make this happen ?

The external SSD is pre loaded with the software (for my car's ecu) and windows, so should be bootable.


So far I have opened up the boot menu, but cannot make the laptop boot to my SSD with setting changes.



Any help would be appreciated, the guy who sold me the SSD is reputable but is on holiday till next month, and I would really like to get this software working.









Chassis & Display
Elimina Pro Series: 17.3" Matte Full HD 144Hz 72% NTSC LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 14 Core Processor 13700H (5.0GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM)
16GB PCS PRO SODIMM DDR4 3200MHz (1 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 4050 - 6.0GB GDDR6 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1
1st M.2 SSD Drive
256GB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (3200 MB/R, 2700 MB/W)
Memory Card Reader
Integrated 3 in 1 Card Reader (Full Size SD / SDHC / SDXC)
AC Adaptor
1 x 230W AC Adaptor
Power Cable
1 x 1.5 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Battery
Elimina Pro Series Integrated 62Wh Lithium Ion Battery
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
Bluetooth & Wireless
GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2.4 Gbps) + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options
1 x USB 3.1 PORT (Type C) + 2 x USB 3.1 PORTS + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT
Keyboard Language
ELIMINA 17" SERIES MULTI COLOUR BACKLIT UK KEYBOARD
Operating System
Windows 11 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence

Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10/11 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
Norton 360 inc. Game Optimizer - Free 90 Day License
Browser
Microsoft® Edge
Notebook Mouse
INTEGRATED 2 BUTTON TOUCHPAD MOUSE
Webcam
INTEGRATED 1MP HD WEBCAM
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 3 to 5 working days
Welcome Book
PCSpecialist Welcome Book
 
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SpyderTracks

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I’m guessing the ECU software isn’t licensed? It’s significantly expensive for a license hence why normally only garages have them
 

Ekans2011

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I’m guessing the ECU software isn’t licensed? It’s significantly expensive for a license hence why normally only garages have them
Actually, it's not always very expensive. I spent around $400 USD on an OBD2 cable, diagnostic software, and a licenced edit key for my Triumph Speed Four. :)
 

SpyderTracks

We love you Ukraine
Actually, it's not always very expensive. I spent around $400 USD on an OBD2 cable, diagnostic software, and a licenced edit key for my Triumph Speed Four. :)
That’s quite expensive.
Did they supply you with a bootable external drive or did you just download the software and install it on a laptop?
 

Ekans2011

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
That’s quite expensive.
Did they supply you with a bootable external drive or did you just download the software and install it on a laptop?
Well, prices are subjective. :)
In Italy, for example, a single remap for my GLB costs 450€ excl. VAT.
I purchased it several years ago and was given a cable as well as a licence key to unlock the software, which could be downloaded from their website.
It obviously depends on the make, model, year, and type of ECU.

EDIT: I forgot, I installed it on my laptop, of course. :LOL:
 
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Korchoi

Member
The software is for my car. They come with a plethora of plugs and tech, and dealers who are happy to help aslong as you pay £120 an hour to them, while they tell you nothing.

I run an older car which has two aspects to it that defy keeping it, the very expensive electronic suspension and the equally expensive xenon headlights. With the software I have bought, it allows me to enter the car's ECU and delete the current suspension & headlights, and replace them with standard dampers and halogen headlights. Both available at a fraction of the cost of the originals.


If anyone can help me boot from my newly acquired SSD , I would be most grateful.


ATB
 
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SpyderTracks

We love you Ukraine
The software is for a Swedish car manufacturer. They come with a plethora of plugs and tech, and dealers who are happy to help aslong as you pay £120 an hour to them, while they tell you nothing.

I run an older car which has two aspects to it that defy keeping it, the very expensive electronic suspension and the equally expensive xenon headlights. With the software I have bought, it allows me to enter the car's ECU and delete the current suspension & headlights, and replace them with standard dampers and halogen headlights. Both available at a fraction of the cost of the originals.


If anyone can help me boot from my newly acquired SSD , I would be most grateful.


ATB
As above, is the software bought from the manufacturer and licensed?

How come it's been sold to you on a drive rather than simply downloading it and installing it on the laptop?

We can't give any advice on Warez as per the forum rules, aiding and abetting is a crime, just as much as theft is.

All we can do is suggest you make a bootable windows usb from here using the create usb installation media, and test that, if that works, you know it's nothing wrong with the laptop

Download Windows 11 - MicrosoftMicrosofthttps://www.microsoft.com › software-download › wind...

Or just simply install the software direct to the windows installation, there's no benefit to having it on an external drive (unless of course it's cracked software). If it really is some kind of specialist software that has to be run off an external drive, then you'd need to contact the company for advice as there's nothing non standard about booting an external media. Only they will know how it's been setup and what requirements it has.
 
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