Windows 10: Had to Wipe the drive clean Solved

  1.    04 Sep 2015 #1

    Had to Wipe the drive clean

    I had an interesting experience.

    We had a power failure so Windows 10 did not shut down properly. No big deal, right? It's happened to us all.
    Just restart as always, and it will correct itself.


    It would not restart, it kept saying errors. I had to wipe out the hard drive so as I type this I am back to Windows 7
    I knew it was too good to be true! lol
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       04 Sep 2015 #2

    Did you try booting the Win 10 install disc or flash drive and running chkdsk /r against the drive? That usually fixes problems caused by power dropping (corrupted file system).
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  3.    05 Sep 2015 #3

    I have no idea how to do those things. I should have made a copy, but didn't. Even if I did, I would not know how to fix the problem. To me a simple power failure should not cause that kind of mess.
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  4. Ztruker's Avatar
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       05 Sep 2015 #4

    Depends on when the failure occcured and what was going on. If the computer was in the middle of writing to the hard drive then it will not complete. That can cause file corruption which is typically what running chkdsk will fix.
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