Inaccessible Boot Drive after Update?

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  1. Posts : 4,523
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #51

    Yes please when you have time post a screenshot of the Disk Management console.
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  2. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Pro
       #52

    FreeBooter said:
    Yes please when you have time post a screenshot of the Disk Management console.
    https://i.imgur.com/wNQ4uPS.png
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  3. Posts : 39,954
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #53
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  4. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Pro
       #54
    Last edited by Nole; 25 Jan 2018 at 05:16.
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  5. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Pro
       #55

    UPDATE
    My PC was just thrown into "Inaccessible Boot Device" again and this time I tried using Windows Startup Repair (expecting it to fail). It actually brought my PC back and cleared the inaccessible boot device problem.

    I am still unsure whether or not this is a permanent solution but let's just continue trying to solve it anyways to be sure its fixed.
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  6. Posts : 39,954
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #56

    1) Have you backed up all files?
    2) Have you made a backup image and updated the image?
    3) Have you made a new restore point

    4) Please run this log collector and post a zip into this thread:
    log collector v2-beta08.zip

    5) Please perform these tests on the drive: Either HD Tune or HD Sentinel
    HD Tune: http://www.hdtune.com/
    a) Health (SMART)
    b) Benchmark
    c) Full error scan
    Post images into the thread of each scan result:
    Take Screenshot in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

    or

    5) Run HD Sentinel: (free or trial edition)Hard Disk Sentinel - HDD health and temperature monitoring
    Hard Disk Sentinel - HDD health and temperature monitoring
    5a) click disk > surface test > post image into the thread
    (this may take several hours to complete)
    5b) Post images of each of these tabs into the thread:
    Overview tab
    Temperature
    SMART
    Disk performance
    Take Screenshot in Windows 10 Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
    Take Screenshot in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
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  7. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Pro
       #57

    zbook said:
    1) Have you backed up all files?
    2) Have you made a backup image and updated the image?
    3) Have you made a new restore point

    4) Please run this log collector and post a zip into this thread:
    log collector v2-beta08.zip

    5) Please perform these tests on the drive: Either HD Tune or HD Sentinel
    HD Tune: http://www.hdtune.com/
    a) Health (SMART)
    b) Benchmark
    c) Full error scan
    Post images into the thread of each scan result:
    All of these were done for my SSD because that is where Windows is installed and that's the drive i want to boot to.

    Health https://i.imgur.com/ddq0W0f.png
    Benchmark https://i.imgur.com/LdsQCtE.png
    Full error scan https://i.imgur.com/1IBRpks.png
    Log Collector Nole (tenforums) (2018-01-25 18 46).zip
    1. Backup? no
    2. backup image? no
    3. I just made new restore point.
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  8. Posts : 2
    win 10
       #58

    KB4056892 is the offending update, struggled with this since DEC!!!!!!
    It somehow manages to wipe the reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_SOFTWARE_MICROSOFT_WINDOWS CURRENT VERSION
    which is where windows is told about the boot drive and program files.
    Solution:
    Boot from recovery drive
    restore system image (system restore did not try it)
    Kill windows update (disable) in services
    Open regedit and navigate to above key. confirm all string values ProgramFilesDir etc are shown.
    Open update and security and remove all WIN 10 (not office etc) updates after KB4056892.
    Close and re-open regedit and re-check key for string values.
    If present re-boot and all should be good. Restoring the registry will not solve the problem
    Another way to check if this is the issue is to use the Media Creation tool after it downloads your only option will be full install as
    "Windows is installed in an unsupported directory" in other words Windows Registry checker can't find the correct path
    because the key has been deleted
    Hope this helps someone, took me weeks to figure out what was happening
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  9. Posts : 39,954
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #59

    These are the windows updates:
    HotFixID Description InstalledOn
    -------- ----------- -----------
    KB4048951 Security Update 02-Dec-17 00:00:00
    KB4054022 Update 13-Dec-17 00:00:00
    KB4053577 Security Update 14-Dec-17 00:00:00
    KB4058043 Update 17-Dec-17 00:00:00
    KB4056892 Security Update 06-Jan-18 00:00:00
    KB4058702 Update 06-Jan-18 00:00:00
    KB4056887 Security Update 10-Jan-18 00:00:00

    For startup and recovery > system failure > un-check automatically restart
    Change power plan to high performance
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  10. Posts : 2
    win 10
       #60

    my bad I should have said remove all updates after KB4054022.
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