Windows 10: Dead windows partition
Dead windows partition
I upgraded to Windows 10 from the original Win7 that came with my Dell PC. It's on its own partition on a 1 terabyte HDD. After the last upgrade, it died and will not boot. The auto repair screen options are no joy. However, using an external disk to boot I can access the win 10 partition (as well as the rest of the HDD) and all its docs no problems, so its not a re-format problem. Sounds like a NTLDR problem to me, how do I replace it?
Dending which error you are getting, try chkdsk /f /r
Although I recently had a non-boot due to bad clusters on the system partition - so if not already done, backup while you can.
I would recommend you install Macrium Reflect Free on an operating computer and make a bootable Macrium Reflect Rescue USB/DVD/CD. Boot the problem computer from the Rescue disk and you can do two things with it - under the restore menu is an utility to fix boot problems. That might fix your problem, and it also can be used to make a image backup of your hard drive to an external drive as Superfly suggested.
Macrium Reflect Free
So I have 2 windows 10 updates, one on this here surface 3 tablet with no issues at all.
The second one on my main desktop... sat under my desk in a right old mess.
So first of all I'll explain the current system and where it is at.
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