I've hit a wall trying to fix my BOOT issue caused by POWER FAILURE...

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  1. Posts : 16
    Win 10 Pro
       #1

    I've hit a wall trying to fix my BOOT issue caused by POWER FAILURE...


    I did a few searches here spending the last hour or so trying to find a solution to my issue... I've tried the most common fixes to no avail. The one route I did not go was "off to see the wizard" paying $59 for 1yr license.

    I'm still hopeful my issue can be resolved short of a fresh install. If that is the only way... I plan to remove the existing HD to hopefully recover data (i'll probably ask for some advice on the best way to go about doing the recovery) and run a fresh install on a new drive.

    Quick summary:
    Failed to reboot after an abrupt power outage (not in the middle of any major process).
    Startup Repair could not repair my PC
    Hit a wall with bootrec /fixboot "Access Denied"
    Ran chkdsk D:/f the other day and again just now "found no problems"
    In D:> ran dir /s there is a lot of data there.
    Reformatted Vol 3 assigned it letter G and labeled it Grec
    I ran the cmd code to find the boot files and rewrite them on G: That process failed.

    You would think Windows would put some better tools on the USB BOOT ISO to help reset a system for common problems.?

    Windows 10 Pro on a Dell Optiplex 7010 3.?Ghz think 8GBddr... it's been a stable work computer... no issues until this... 2ys old

    Thanks for the assist if you're able.

    Steve

    (I tried to attach a couple of screen shots that are .jpg--- getting upload error.? Can I only upload a .png file?)
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  2. Posts : 56,794
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #2

    Steve, I can help a little with the screenshot issue. the JPG may be too large. Here's a tutorial here on TF to help with that.

    Scroll down just a bit and you can see the size limits.

    How to Upload and Post Screenshots and Files at Ten Forums
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  3. Posts : 18,406
    Windows 11 Pro
       #3

    Boot from the USB flash drive. Press Shift + F10 to open a command prompt (you may need to do Shift + Fn + F10 on your keyboard). Run:
    Code:
    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk 0
    detail disk
    list part
    list vol
    Post the results back here, please.
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  4. Posts : 16
    Win 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Try again with different one...

    - - - Updated - - -

    Just went back in to get the "detail disk"...

    Keep getting this error when trying to upload... it a .jpg under 400kb I'll get it... back in few.

    - - - Updated - - -

    lets try this one...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails I've hit a wall trying to fix my BOOT issue caused by POWER FAILURE...-lpld3.jpg   I've hit a wall trying to fix my BOOT issue caused by POWER FAILURE...-dd02.jpg  
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  5. Posts : 18,406
    Windows 11 Pro
       #5

    From the screenshots, I would run:

    Code:
    diskpart
    select disk 0
    select part 2
    assign letter=w
    exit
    bcdboot D:\Windows /s W: /f UEFI
    exit
    Then try rebooting
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  6. Posts : 16
    Win 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Still no boot... I thank you kindly for the suggestion.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails I've hit a wall trying to fix my BOOT issue caused by POWER FAILURE...-nob2.jpg  
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  7. Posts : 6,196
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
       #7

    Check your BIOS settings.
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  8. Posts : 18,406
    Windows 11 Pro
       #8

    In BIOS settings (actually UEFI firmware) make sure the SSD is listed in the boot priority list. You should be set for UEFI booting.

    Sorry, @Megahertz, it won't let me thank you....
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  9. Posts : 41,313
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #9

    Update the specs in the "My Computer" section:

    System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums:
    System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums
    In the left corner below in your post you find 'My System Specs'.
    After clicking it you can find a link a little below that says 'Update your System Spec', click on this link to get to the page where you can fill in your system specs.
    System Info - See Your System Specs - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Include PSU. cooler, case, peripherals and anything attached to the computer by wired or wireless (mouse, keyboard, headset, printer, xbox, USB wireless network card, etc.)


    What are the status of the important computer files:
    a) files backed up to another drive or the cloud
    b) backed up images saved to another drive or the cloud
    c) no backed up files or images > files need to be saved
    d) no backed up files or images > files do not need to be saved



    Please perform the following steps:

    1) Find 2 or 3 flash drives that you can format (> or = 8 GB)

    2) Make tools that can be used to recover important files, test the drives, and troubleshoot

    3) On a working computer create:

    a) a new bootable windows 10 iso 20H2:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10
    Download Windows 10 ISO File
    Download Windows 10 ISO File
    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10
    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10


    b) bootable Ubuntu flash drive:
    Create a bootable USB stick on Windows | Ubuntu tutorials
    Create a bootable USB stick on Windows | Ubuntu
    Linux to the rescue! How Ubuntu can help a computer in distress | PCWorld

    c) Bootable Sea Tools flash drive:
    SeaTools | Seagate Support US


    4) Copy and paste onto any flash drive:


    Code:
    bcdedit /enum all
    bcdedit | find "osdevice"

    Code:
    bootrec /fixmbr
    bootrec /fixboot
    bootrec /scanos
    bootsect /nt60 all

    Code:
    diskpart
    lis dis
    lis vol
    sel dis 0
    det dis
    lis par
    sel par 1
    det par
    sel par 2
    det par
    sel par 3
    det par
    sel par 4
    det par
    sel par 5
    det par
    sel par 6
    det par
    sel dis 1
    det dis
    lis par
    sel par 1
    det par
    sel par 2
    det par
    sel par 3
    det par
    sel par 4
    det par
    sel par 5
    det par
    sel par 6
    det par
    sel dis 2
    det dis
    lis par
    sel par 1
    det par
    sel par 2
    det par
    sel par 3
    det par
    sel par 4
    det par
    sel par 5
    det par
    sel par 6
    det par

    5) Open the BIOS:
    List of PC brands with their corresponding hot-keys

    6) Post images of the BIOS settings:
    Legacy
    UEFI native (without CSM)
    UEFI hybrid (with CSM)


    7) Run:
    https://www.dell.com/support/kbdoc/en-us/000180971/resolve-hardware-issues-with-built-in-and-online-diagnostics-supportassist-epsa-epsa-or-psa-error-codes
    https://www.dell.com/support/kbdoc/e...let-or-servers

    8) Run:
    Run Sea Tools for Windows long generic test
    Post an image of the test result into the thread
    https://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/
    Last edited by zbook; 09 Mar 2021 at 23:25.
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  10. Posts : 16
    Win 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Working on getting info and screen shots uploaded... and taking care of an unrelated issue... should have update with requested info in about 30min 11:30 est.

    At "attempting" start up... hotkeys are not opening BIOS. Am I able to do that or get that info using recovery cmd prompt?
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