Failing hard drive and disk migration

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  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #11

    FreeBooter said:
    Since the BCD store exists and lists a Windows installation, you'll first have to "remove" it manually and then try to rebuild it again. At the prompt, execute the bcdedit command as shown and then press Enter:

    bcdedit /export c:\bcdbackup


    The bcdedit command is used here to export the BCD store as a file: bcdbackup. There's no need to specify a file extension.
    The command should return the following on screen:
    The operation completed successfully.

    Meaning the BCD export worked as expected.

    At this point, you need to adjust several file attributes for the BCD store so you can manipulate it. At the prompt, execute the attrib command exactly like this:

    attrib c:\boot\bcd -h -r -s

    What you just did with the attrib command was remove the hidden, read-only, and system attributes from the file bcd. Those attributes restricted the actions you could take on the file. Now that they're gone, you can manipulate the file more freely - specifically, rename it.

    To rename the BCD store, execute the ren command as shown:

    ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old

    Now that the BCD store is renamed, you should now be able to successfully rebuild it.

    Try rebuilding the BCD again by executing the following, followed by Enter:

    bootrec /rebuildbcd

    Restart your computer after rebuilding the BCD store.
    I have run
    bcdedit /export c:\bcdbackup
    on the destination disk, but the operation was unsuccessful.
    Do you want me to take this backup from the failing disk then recover onto the new disk?
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  2. cereberus's Avatar
    Posts : 12,013
    Windows10
       #12

    Nobody has answered your licence question.

    Extract key using showkeyplus, click on keys to mask them and post image.

    Also, check in Activation menu - it should say activated with a digital licence - please confirm.
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  3. Posts : 5
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #13

    cereberus said:
    Nobody has answered your licence question.

    Extract key using showkeyplus, click on keys to mask them and post image.

    Also, check in Activation menu - it should say activated with a digital licence - please confirm.
    It says:
    Windows 10 Home
    00326-10000-00000-AA992

    Win 8 RTM Core OEMM

    Yes and is says "activated with a digital license".

    What DVD should I use to reinstall it?
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