1.    10 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Can't boot normal

    So last night my PC went into sleep. Then upon waking it up, it never displayed the login box to access my desktop again. Once I restarted the computer it would load into a grey screen where spinning dots never stopped. I've done some troubleshooting through command prompt in recovery options. Upon doing a chk dsk on my ssd with the OS it shows no issues. After checking disk part and list volume it seems my ssd has moved to H and J as its recovery partition I assume(it also comes out at hidden)
    Last thing I ran was sfc/scannow and passed without issue.

    Working off my phone so I'll try my best.
    Been having issue since last night. Could use some help.
    Thank you.
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  2.    11 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 5,815
    Win 10 Pro (1607)

    Hi, the drive letters as viewed via command prompt from a boot disk will not be the same as when Windows is running, so nothing to worry about there.

    Have you attempted a Startup Repair from your Win 10 boot medium?

    Do you have any usable system restore points (Sys. Restore is available via a Win 10 boot medium)?

    Do you have a System Image (from Windows) or a 3rd party disk image?
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  3.    11 Apr 2016 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 94

    HI and welcome to the forums!

    I've had the exact same issue after a windows update.
    The first time was a few years ago, i booted into DOS and with Diskpart i re-aranged the labels of my drives back to the correct settings.
    What was happening was that at boot, the C-drive (or its label) was getting assigned to a random disk (i had multiple disks).
    So if i was lucky, it would assign C to the drive with the windows on, and boot correctly.

    Last time i had this, was a month or so ago on my W10 machine.
    Again, after a windows update, my computer just wouldn't boot.
    I disconnected all the drives but one (the one with windows on), and it would boot just fine.
    Every time i connected just one more drive, it wouldn't. The diskpart trick from a few years back, did not help.

    Since i didn't have the time to keep investigating this, i did a format C and haven't had a problem ever since.
    Note that i have my system setup in a way that formatting my OS isn't a big issue, all important data is saved on an other drive (not de C-harddrive). With windows libraries, this is easy to accomplish.
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  4.    11 Apr 2016 #4
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Ugh. Thanks for the help guys!

    I tried start up repair multiple times before going into dos for some further digging. I was able to restore on Friday night and my system was working flawless but come Saturday night after waking it from sleep, the issues returned but worse. I sadly didn't have an image created and this time around every restore would say successful but to no prevail. Luckily it was only a 180 go ssd full of games so no real important data was lost. In the end I installed a fresh 500 gb 850 Evo I had and did a fresh install. Before formatting my 180gb I retrieved some small documents I needed.

    I did try rebuilding some stuff from dos.
    Bcd files and what not. Wish I'd known how to switch labels around as well. I think it also had something to do with my permissions but at this point I don't care anymore lol. Thanks either way for getting back. I will definitely come digging through these forums for future reference. I found a lot of useful things here. I definitely will be back as I work with several machines. Good day to you all!!
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