Windows 10: Boot problems with HP dv7 Windows 10 laptop Solved

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  1. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       14 Feb 2018 #11

    If you are not sure Windows key + R, type msinfo32, enter

    On page that opens look for the entry BIOS Mode. It should either be UEFI or BIOS.
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  2.    15 Feb 2018 #12

    I have no idea regarding that. I tried making a Macrium recovery/repair disk but failed. Not sure I'm doing it right nor do I totally understand the process. What I think I'm suppose to do is download Reflect program and burn it to a CD. That is where things went wrong. Program did not burn CD. But if it had, my understanding is I would boot my laptop with the repair CD and both my original drives installed. The CD would boot and the repair program would fix boot problems.
    If that is correct I need to figure out how to create repaid disk.
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  3.    15 Feb 2018 #13

    Why not use a USB flash drive? It's more compact, less fragile, and can be reused many times. A cheap 16GB USB 3 drive -- about the smallest you can get these days -- costs $12.75 at Newegg ($12.99 for 32 GB!!). It's pretty easy to set one up as a bootable repair drive, and then you can keep it up to date and rebuild as new Win10 releases come out.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  4.    15 Feb 2018 #14

    I can do that but would like to know exactly the process. What options to select in dialog boxes. There are several choices presented and I'm not sure what exactly I'm supposed to do.
    Help greatly appreciated.
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  5.    15 Feb 2018 #15

    robertjameson said: View Post
    I have no idea regarding that. I tried making a Macrium recovery/repair disk but failed. Not sure I'm doing it right nor do I totally understand the process. What I think I'm suppose to do is download Reflect program and burn it to a CD. That is where things went wrong. Program did not burn CD. But if it had, my understanding is I would boot my laptop with the repair CD and both my original drives installed. The CD would boot and the repair program would fix boot problems.
    If that is correct I need to figure out how to create repaid disk.
    You need to install Macrium on a working computer first.
    I think you can install your wife's disk, boot your system, install Macrium, create the rescue media, and then continue as below:

    Part 2 of this tutorial explains how to make Macrium boot media (either CD or flash drive).
    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect Windows 10 Tutorials
    Then you boot your system to the rescue media (without your wife's disk installed), and select the Fix Boot option within the rescue environment.
    See 2.5) here:
    Use Macrium Reflect Rescue Media to Fix Windows Boot Issues Windows 10 Tutorials

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  6.    16 Feb 2018 #16

    Problem solved, I got the two hard drives on my computer mixed up. Placed them in the correct position and all is well now. Thanks for all the help you provided to me.
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  7.    16 Feb 2018 #17

    Glad you got it sorted. The small, odd problems are often the hardest ones to diagnose ... and fix!
    Best wishes,
    --Ed--
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  8. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       16 Feb 2018 #18

    Hey great.

    Learn how to use Macrium and make a backup. You will need it some day.
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  9.    16 Feb 2018 #19

    robertjameson said: View Post
    Problem solved, I got the two hard drives on my computer mixed up. Placed them in the correct position and all is well now. Thanks for all the help you provided to me.
    Great!
    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    Hey great.

    Learn how to use Macrium and make a backup. You will need it some day.
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