Computer won't boot after deleting data partition

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  1. MisterEd's Avatar
    Posts : 664
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v21H1
       #1

    Computer won't boot after deleting data partition


    I have three drives.
    Disk 0: Samsung 870 EVO 2.5" SATA SSD (1TB)
    Disk 1: WD Blue 3.5" SATA HD (1TB)
    Disk 2: WD Blue 3.5" SATA HD (1TB)

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    I have a dual-boot:
    • Windows 10 Pro 20H2 on C:\ on Disk 0
    • Windows 7 Home on K:\ on Disk 2

    If I delete partition F:\ on Disk 0 I can no longer boot the computer. The boot aborts with an error message.
    I did not write down the error description. I can't recreate the problem without making the computer unbootable again.
    The SSD is a clone of a hard drive it replaced. I had to clone the hard drive again to fix the problem.
    Note the original boot hard drive and the SSD were the only drives connected during the clone.
    Here is the output from Bcdedit

    Code:
    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier              {bootmgr}
    device                  partition=C:
    description             Windows Boot Manager
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {globalsettings}
    default                 {current}
    resumeobject            {19363769-d016-11ea-b5d8-d1b9305d2b11}
    displayorder            {current}
                            {96d29bee-2ed2-11ea-ac84-ce2c7f9f5214}
    toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
    timeout                 30
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {current}
    device                  partition=C:
    path                    \WINDOWS\system32\winload.exe
    description             Windows 10
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence        {51021239-cffd-11ea-acbb-85b8bb06dba4}
    displaymessageoverride  Recovery
    recoveryenabled         Yes
    testsigning             No
    allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
    osdevice                partition=C:
    systemroot              \WINDOWS
    resumeobject            {19363769-d016-11ea-b5d8-d1b9305d2b11}
    nx                      OptIn
    bootmenupolicy          Standard
    useplatformclock        Yes
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {96d29bee-2ed2-11ea-ac84-ce2c7f9f5214}
    device                  partition=K:
    path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description             Windows 7
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence        {96d29bef-2ed2-11ea-ac84-ce2c7f9f5214}
    recoveryenabled         Yes
    osdevice                partition=K:
    systemroot              \Windows
    resumeobject            {96d29bed-2ed2-11ea-ac84-ce2c7f9f5214}
    nx                      OptIn
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  2. Samuria's Avatar
    Posts : 6,195
    windows 10
       #2

    Can you post a full diskmanger display with all the details I cant see from the small photo. Your using logical paritions that went out with the arc. It could be that it effected the contaer paritition or it could just have changed the drive letters
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  3. MisterEd's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v21H1
    Thread Starter
       #3

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  4. Posts : 38,644
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #4

    Please run:


    V2: BSOD - Posting Instructions - Windows 10 Forums (tenforums.com)

    Tuneup.bat - Click here to go to the BSOD batch repository to download and run this batch file.


    DiskParInfo.bat - Click here to go to the BSOD batch repository to download and run this batch file.


    Post images: msconfig > general and boot tabs
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  5. MisterEd's Avatar
    Posts : 664
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v21H1
    Thread Starter
       #5
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  6. Posts : 38,644
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #6

    The logs were unremarkable.
    There were 2 unexpected shutdows and restarts.
    The BIOS is old.


    Does the BIOS only have a Legacy option or is there a UEFI option?


    The BIOS: Version/Date Award Software International, Inc. F6, 3/30/2012
    Confirm the motherboard revision number.
    Update the BIOS: F6 > F9
    GA-990FXA-UD3 (rev. 1.0) Support | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global
    GA-990FXA-UD3 (rev. 1.1) Support | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global

    Download and install Minitool Partition Wizard > click launch > post an image of the results into this thread
    MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download
    MiniTool Portable Partition Magic Brings Easier Disk Management

    Right click F: > explore > post images







    Code:
    Disk 0 : SSD. It has 6 partition(s). Model: Samsung SSD 870 EVO 1TB
        Disk 1 : HDD. It has 6 partition(s). Model: WDC WD10EZEX-08WN4A0   
        Disk 2 : ATA. It has 6 partition(s). Model: WDC WD10EALX-009BA0   
        Disk 3 : USB. It has 2 partition(s). Model: Seagate Expansion Desk  
    
        The script has found the above 4 storage device(s) in total.
    =======================================================================
    
    Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.19041.610
    
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.
    On computer: LIGHTNING
    
      Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
      --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
      Disk 0    Online          931 GB  2048 KB         
      Disk 1    Online          931 GB  7168 KB         
      Disk 2    Online          931 GB      0 B         
      Disk 3    Online         4657 GB      0 B        *
    
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
      Volume 0     R                       DVD-ROM         0 B  No Media           
      Volume 1     O   System Rese  NTFS   Partition    100 MB  Healthy            
      Volume 2     C   NDC          NTFS   Partition    299 GB  Healthy    System  
      Volume 3     D   NDD          NTFS   Partition     53 GB  Healthy            
      Volume 4     E   NDE          NTFS   Partition    408 GB  Healthy            
      Volume 5     F   NDF          NTFS   Partition    170 GB  Healthy            
      Volume 6     P   XP           NTFS   Partition      9 GB  Healthy            
      Volume 7     G   NDG          NTFS   Partition    195 GB  Healthy            
      Volume 8     H   NDH          NTFS   Partition    244 GB  Healthy            
      Volume 9     I   NDI          NTFS   Partition    384 GB  Healthy            
      Volume 10    J   NDJ          NTFS   Partition     97 GB  Healthy            
      Volume 11        System Rese  NTFS   Partition    100 MB  Healthy            
      Volume 12    K   ODC          NTFS   Partition    200 GB  Healthy            
      Volume 13    L   ODD          NTFS   Partition     78 GB  Healthy            
      Volume 14    M   ODE          NTFS   Partition    121 GB  Healthy            
      Volume 15    N   ODF          NTFS   Partition    531 GB  Healthy            
      Volume 16    T   Seagate Exp  NTFS   Partition   4657 GB  Healthy            
    
    Disk 0 is now the selected disk.
    
    Samsung SSD 870 EVO 1TB ATA Device
    Disk ID: 88B6C2D1
    Type   : ATA
    Status : Online
    Path   : 0
    Target : 0
    LUN ID : 0
    Location Path : ACPI(_SB_)#ACPI(PCI0)#ACPI(SATA)#ACPI(PRID)#ATA(C00T00L00)
    Current Read-only State : No
    Read-only  : No
    Boot Disk  : Yes
    Pagefile Disk  : Yes
    Hibernation File Disk  : No
    Crashdump Disk  : No
    Clustered Disk  : No
    
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
      Volume 1     O   System Rese  NTFS   Partition    100 MB  Healthy            
      Volume 2     C   NDC          NTFS   Partition    299 GB  Healthy    System  
      Volume 3     D   NDD          NTFS   Partition     53 GB  Healthy            
      Volume 4     E   NDE          NTFS   Partition    408 GB  Healthy            
      Volume 5     F   NDF          NTFS   Partition    170 GB  Healthy            
    
      Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
      -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
      Partition 1    Primary            100 MB  1024 KB
      Partition 2    Primary            299 GB   101 MB
      Partition 3    Primary             53 GB   299 GB
      Partition 0    Extended           578 GB   352 GB
      Partition 4    Logical            408 GB   352 GB
      Partition 5    Logical            170 GB   761 GB
    
    Partition 1 is now the selected partition.
    
    Partition 1
    Type  : 07
    Hidden: No
    Active: No
    Offset in Bytes: 1048576
    
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
    * Volume 1     O   System Rese  NTFS   Partition    100 MB  Healthy            
    
    Partition 2 is now the selected partition.
    
    Partition 2
    Type  : 07
    Hidden: No
    Active: Yes
    Offset in Bytes: 105906176
    
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
    * Volume 2     C   NDC          NTFS   Partition    299 GB  Healthy    System  
    
    Partition 3 is now the selected partition.
    
    Partition 3
    Type  : 07
    Hidden: No
    Active: No
    Offset in Bytes: 321469284352
    
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
    * Volume 3     D   NDD          NTFS   Partition     53 GB  Healthy            
    
    Partition 0 is now the selected partition.
    
    Partition 0
    Type  : 05
    Hidden: No
    Active: No
    Offset in Bytes: 378524401664
    
    There is no volume associated with this partition.
    
    Partition 4 is now the selected partition.
    
    Partition 4
    Type  : 07
    Hidden: No
    Active: No
    Offset in Bytes: 378525450240
    
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
    * Volume 4     E   NDE          NTFS   Partition    408 GB  Healthy            
    
    Partition 5 is now the selected partition.
    
    Partition 5
    Type  : 07
    Hidden: No
    Active: No
    Offset in Bytes: 817543249920
    
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
    * Volume 5     F   NDF          NTFS   Partition    170 GB  Healthy
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  7. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 11,032
    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #7

    I still have a usable computer with an MBR 1.5TB drive with a Primary Partition of 500GB and an Extended Partition of just under 1TB with 2 Logical drives in it. The computer can't go larger than 2GB as the BIOS is not EFI [have already tested that].

    As for having 2 or more physical drives, there's been a number of postings on forums about having only one drive attached when installing Win10. I know that with RAID removing 1 drive will break the boot, had it happen to me.
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  8. MisterEd's Avatar
    Posts : 664
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v21H1
    Thread Starter
       #8

    I have Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 (rev. 1.0)

    The Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 (rev. 1.0, 1.1, 1.2) had hybrid EFI technology for 3TB HDD support.
    The option in the BIOS was:
    EFI CD/DVD Boot Option
    Set this item to EFI if you want to install the operating system to a hard drive larger than 2.2 TB. Make sure the operating system to be installed supports booting from a GPT partition, such as Windows 7 64-bit and Windows Server 2003 64-bit. Auto lets the BIOS automatically configure this setting depending on the hard drive you install. (Default: Auto)

    The Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 (rev. 3.0) was the first with UEFI.

    I updated the BIOS from F6 to F9. There are a couple newer BIOS but they are Beta.

    I am not sure if it is important but the problem partition I had deleted has at least one folder that is shared on the network. Would that cause a boot error if they were deleted?

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  9. Posts : 38,644
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #9

    The computer has Acronis.
    Can you perform trial and error steps and then restore an image?

    Consider detaching all cables or removing all drives except disk 0 (windows 10 disk drive) > confirm a normal boot
    Delete F: > post any error message or code
    Run startup repair > post srttrail.txt

    Consider a manual (command line) or Macrium boot repair.
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  10. MisterEd's Avatar
    Posts : 664
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v21H1
    Thread Starter
       #10

    zbook said:
    The computer has Acronis.
    Can you perform trial and error steps and then restore an image?

    Consider detaching all cables or removing all drives except disk 0 (windows 10 disk drive) > confirm a normal boot
    Delete F: > post any error message or code
    Run startup repair > post srttrail.txt

    Consider a manual (command line) or Macrium boot repair.
    I just installed the SSD Tuesday. I have the old hard drive in an external enclosure.

    I have already cloned the hard drive to the SSD three times this week. No other drives were connected during the cloning. After the clone the computer booted normally with only the SSD.

    First I have to back up the SSD with Acronis to the external backup hard drive. Then I will delete F:\ and see what happens. If it will not boot then I will restore it with Acronis from the external backup hard drive.

    This will all take some time so it will some time tomorrow before I get done with all of this.

    BTW, how do I do: Run startup repair > post srttrail.txt
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