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  1. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 101
    Windows 10
       17 Aug 2016 #21

    ( But back to the original problem of 2 days ago...) I also just Googled: windows 10 inaccessible boot device loop 2016

    The first page at the top looks like it has the answer, but also gives me warnings about it being a malicious site there.
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  2. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1,386
    Win10 1607
       17 Aug 2016 #22

    MamaBear said: View Post
    When I searched for Win 7 releases, I thought it said this was the latest, that I have on this machine.

    Then I don't know how compatible it is with Windows 10 either.
    The Bios doesn't care which OS is running ( Asus usually puts it under DOS) , you will find it listed under Dos thru Win8.1
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  3. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1,386
    Win10 1607
       17 Aug 2016 #23

    well your search , shows TomsHardware , which is a well known Hardware Site for many years almost mainstream the last 5yrs.

    windows 10 inaccessible boot device loop 2016 - Google Search
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  4. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1,386
    Win10 1607
       17 Aug 2016 #24

    looking at your system info on earlier posts , your computer is not on the latest version of windows , it is on .420 , the latest for none AU updated Comps is .545 , so it is possible M$ tried doing an update while you were out and it failed, and Win10 tried to Roll Back to the previous Build and lost the HD location , hence the inaccessible Boot device message.
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  5.    17 Aug 2016 #25

    MamaBear said: View Post
    How risky would reverting to Windows 7 be, at this point?

    I just want to get back to smooth safe computing, without this nonsense.

    Windows 10 has been out for over a YEAR, from what I gather, and if it's still threatening things like bad interactions with hard drive firmware, that's inexcusable!

    But it's been my VERY long term experience and perception with Microsoft, that the company is a big muscle bound giant that really doesn't want to listen to their customers. They want to bring their dogs to work and play at their jobs, which is cool and all, but they really should listen to what their customers say and want!

    As far as possibly getting a refurbed PC, which I've had good luck with Asus AMD desktops, I see that most of them are being sold now with Windows 8. Is that a nice stable release of Windows?
    I think you only have 30 days to revert back.

    Personally, I just tried upgrading to 10 and had a whole number of other issues, so went back to Windows 8.1Pro. Here's the thing, for me, I am completely satisfied with my windows 7 & 8 machines, and I find little reason to upgrade to 10. Plus, if I ever upgrade or switch out my PC's, I already have the licensed versions to reinstall, no need to worry about anything else. So, if you were happy before, just ask yourself 'do I really need to switch?'. Just an opinion.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 101
    Windows 10
       18 Aug 2016 #26

    Kbird said: View Post
    looking at your system info on earlier posts , your computer is not on the latest version of windows , it is on .420 , the latest for none AU updated Comps is .545 , so it is possible M$ tried doing an update while you were out and it failed, and Win10 tried to Roll Back to the previous Build and lost the HD location , hence the inaccessible Boot device message.
    This is something that troubles me. I get a black screen and it doesn't say it's doing anything, but I lose control of the PC, then shut the POWER off to get it back. I have it set where it's not SUPPOSED to update without my permission. But is THAT what the black screens are?! In the middle of my work day, or when it was SUPPOSED to be asleep?! Jeez!
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  7. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 101
    Windows 10
       18 Aug 2016 #27

    Trust_No1 said: View Post
    I think you only have 30 days to revert back.

    Personally, I just tried upgrading to 10 and had a whole number of other issues, so went back to Windows 8.1Pro. Here's the thing, for me, I am completely satisfied with my windows 7 & 8 machines, and I find little reason to upgrade to 10. Plus, if I ever upgrade or switch out my PC's, I already have the licensed versions to reinstall, no need to worry about anything else. So, if you were happy before, just ask yourself 'do I really need to switch?'. Just an opinion.
    I have mixed feelings. There were problems with 7 that were never fixed, like Device Manager blinking on and off when viewing devices.

    Windows 10 seems to run faster and smoother, but I still haven't solved the mailto browser links that don't work since the upgrade, even though I've tried everything.
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  8. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 101
    Windows 10
       18 Aug 2016 #28

    Kbird said: View Post
    looking at your system info on earlier posts , your computer is not on the latest version of windows , it is on .420 , the latest for none AU updated Comps is .545 , so it is possible M$ tried doing an update while you were out and it failed, and Win10 tried to Roll Back to the previous Build and lost the HD location , hence the inaccessible Boot device message.
    I just checked and it said mine is up to date, except for some minor programs updates.
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  9. Joined : Jun 2015
    UK
    Posts : 1,322
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       18 Aug 2016 #29

    Once your BIOS is set up, you can usually save the BIOS settings for future recovery. To find out all about your INTEL CPU you could try using CPU-Z http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

    Always have a CMOS battery in reserve - mine normally only last 2-3 years since I power off and unplug my PC when it's not in use.
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  10. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1,386
    Win10 1607
       18 Aug 2016 #30

    MamaBear said: View Post
    I just checked and it said mine is up to date, except for some minor programs updates.
    If you use the Windows Key + R , and type in winver then enter you will be told what version you have , your pic of MSconfig. says you are on .420 hardware layer which is why I thought you may not be on the latest, though it may have updated since then ?
    IF you have AU you will be on 1607 , if like me and have not done AU yet you should be on .545. Actually I am unsure why this computer has not done AU yet, my Surface and another Computer have.

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    I think if you are on Win10 Home , you cannot deny major Updates like .380.420 etc only minor Updates and ones for "Other M$ Software", I am not sure if it is the same on Pro or not? My default time for Updates is 3:30AM if I leave it set to automatic and did wake once to find my Old netbook with Home updating itself in the middle of the night. Now I set it for download but notify to install , so at least I know what is going on.

    I was happy with Win7 too , but am slowly getting used to 10 along with plenty of reading and helping here by others on the Forums. I don't think you could rollback still unless it is les than 30 days but you could do a Clean install of 7 and upgrade again in a year or two if on the same Computer for free since it is already registered. Win7 does not lose support till 2020 or something , so nothing to worry about there. They said they stopped with WinXP but an oild system i still have for one Program still updates itself each time I turn it on, about once a month to do Accounts.

    KB.
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