Windows 10: BSOD, Long boot time, seemingly random HD disappearance

  1.    09 Dec 2015 #1

    BSOD, Long boot time, seemingly random HD disappearance


    Hello,

    Since updating (free, via download) from Win 7 to Win 10 I have had a few problems. I have 3 internal HD: (1) System drive (SSD, 500GB), (2), Media Drive (Seagate 3TB), (3) Documents Drive (500 GB). I also have a USB backup drive that the computer can see.

    Seemingly at random, but more usually the Media Drive, doesn't appear when I boot the computer. If I boot the computer and go to BIOS all of the drives appear. Currently the computer in "this PC" recognizes 1 and 3.

    Additionally it takes around 5-10 minutes to boot, sometimes hangs and has to be hard reset.

    I have had a few BSOD as well, at seemingly odd times. The computer will run with the drives it sees fairly well and eventually BSOD. I should note that sometimes the BSOD is not the one I'm used to from previous Windows installs - it's really just blue with no info.

    I have physically reordered the SATA cables (changed the drives to different cables) and this works for a time but eventually the problem persists.

    Finally, I thought about doing a clean system install, but was wondering how you do that if you upgraded via free download (i.e. I don't have a disk - there must be an easy solution for that I am sure).

    Thanks for your help.

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