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Boot drive is dead on Windows 10 PC

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by MetalPedal, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    Yeah, that sounds like the sort of braindead crap that they come out with. I was building and fixing computers before the salesman's parents even discovered sex...
     

  2. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Unfortunately Sheffield is an even longer drive for me than Brighton is. With the added drawback that, at the end of the drive, I'd be in Sheffield...... :eek:
     
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  3. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    Yes, that probably wouldn't be good at all... :p
     

  4. MetalPedal

    MetalPedal Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Oct 22, 2016
    Auto-Wah, Canada
    I’m pretty computer savvy. You might have missed the part where I mentioned that I built this PC. I just picked up a 1TB Samsung SSD for $230.00 Canadian. Now I have to create a Windows 10 recovery USB. From where I don’t know. My wife is on Apple and the PCs at work are locked down.
     

  5. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    The simple point is that this **** shouldn't be happening. And it's far from uncommon. Aren't there grounds for some sort of class action lawsuit against the company which directly & irrefutably caused it?
     
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  6. StratLover66

    StratLover66 Strat-Talk Member

    94
    Aug 7, 2015
    Boston
    You will need a working machine to create the recovery USB. Using either Microsoft's Media Creation Tool or a 3rd party app like Rufus, create a bootable USB drive using the ISO file you downloaded with Win10. In the BIOS on the broken machine, set the USB drive to be first in the boot order (or, at the very least, prior to the main drive) and boot to the USB stick. When you get to the part about upgrading or repairing, just choose clean install. Your new drive will appear as new blank media, just choose that drive and Windows will create all the correct partitions and begin the install.
     

  7. RobZ69

    RobZ69 Strat-O-Master

    607
    Apr 22, 2017
    The Netherlands
    Yeah I somehow confused your OP with a later one by someone else.
     
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  8. Miotch

    Miotch Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    57
    Jun 28, 2011
    ok
    After going through many similar failures--sometimes spending hours and finally getting them working again; and sometimes spending hours and not--I finally bought an adapter to where I can pull out the old harddrives and hook them up to a working machine and pull all the documents and data off of them (barring a complete mechanical failure of the old hard drive).

    Now, after all that many times in my life, you'd think I regularly back up my machines. But I kind of don't. Stupid as I have four large portable drives.
     
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  9. RobZ69

    RobZ69 Strat-O-Master

    607
    Apr 22, 2017
    The Netherlands
    Can you not get it to boot in recovery mode? You'll probably have to google how to do that. I don't know off the top of my head.
     

  10. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    Terms and conditions is all I’ll say about that, and I’ll leave it at that...
     

  11. MetalPedal

    MetalPedal Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Oct 22, 2016
    Auto-Wah, Canada
    My main storage drive are two 1TB hard disks in a RAID 1 Array so hopefully didn't lose anything important.
     

  12. MetalPedal

    MetalPedal Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Oct 22, 2016
    Auto-Wah, Canada
    If you can get to the login screen, hold down shift while selecting the Power icon and then the Restart option.
     

  13. MetalPedal

    MetalPedal Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Oct 22, 2016
    Auto-Wah, Canada
    Yup, this is exactly what I hope to do. Just have to get a friend or co-worker to create the recovery USB for me. Cheers
     

  14. CeltRocka

    CeltRocka Senior Stratmaster

    May 28, 2009
    Wales UK
    About as likely as making the Queen pick up corgi s**t:eek:
     
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  15. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Nope, we tried over & over again.
     

  16. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    queen alarmed.jpg
     

  17. CeltRocka

    CeltRocka Senior Stratmaster

    May 28, 2009
    Wales UK
    One was made to do it as a child you know
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  18. anderz

    anderz Senior Stratmaster

    May 4, 2014
    Denmark
    Acronis software to copy the drive

    Carey Holzman on youtube for instructions on how to clone it using it

    A new drive.

    A cheap data recovery service which can be found also at Carey Holzman youtube page
     

  19. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member

    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA

    That's just a starting point for argument sake. Literally.
     
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  20. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    Have you actually looked at them? Micro$oft can pretty much just throw up their hands and walk away, and if it bricks you're on the hook for trying to install that **** on your computer.