Windows 10: Boot up Problems Solved

  1.    09 Jan 2018 #1

    Boot up Problems


    Hi Everyone
    I hope this post is in the right section - apologies if I have got it wrong.

    Have just replaced a very noisy main drive - cloned the existing drive to a new one - no problem.
    HOWEVER, when I start up, I am met with a 'this system need repair notice' (or words to that effect).
    I restart and then go into boot order, select the relevant drive / confirm, and away we go.

    The new drive is in exactly the same port as the previous one. Is there something I have failed to do, OR is it the case that the settings I make are somehow not being secured?
    Your help appreciated.

    SOME ADDED INFORMATION...
    With the new disk, each time I started or re booted - I had to go into the boot menu and select the appropriate disk, - the boot menu did include the disk in its list - then all started.
    With it In that operating mode - there was no sign of the disk in device manager or in disk management???? How queer is that!

    So I put the previous disk back in, and all operates as it should.
    I can only think that something went wildly wrong in the cloning process (I used Macrium, which allowed me to select MBR)
    I am now back to a noisy hard drive but would love to get this sorted...but how?

    Your suggestions welcomed.
    Last edited by Skofab; 09 Jan 2018 at 20:31.
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  2. Posts : 5,660
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.192
       09 Jan 2018 #2

    Did you clone all the partitions from the old drive to the new drive.

    Open Disk Management, press Winkkey+x and click on Disk Management.
    Make the Disk Management window Full screen.
    Expand the fields so everything is visible.

    From this:
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    To this:
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    Now press the Print Screen key to capture what is shown on the screen.
    Start Paint by pressing WindowsKey + R, typing mspaint and pressing Enter.
    Right click in the Paint window and select Paste. This puts the Disk Management image into Paint.
    Click File then Save as. Select JPEG picture.
    In the Save as dialog, call the file Diskman.jpg and save it to your Desktop so it's easy to find.
    Close Paint.

    Now Start a reply in your thread and simply drag Diskman.jpg from your Desktop to the reply. Add any comments and click Submit.

    If you can do the same thing booted from the new drive so we can compare them, that would be great.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    10 Jan 2018 #3

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    Hi Ztruker
    Many thanks for your prompt reply.
    You will have to be patient with me on this, I am just a novice so will take some time in replying fully as I plod my way through what is needed.

    As a start I have done a screen shot of the present situation. (Keep in mind that I have put the original disk back in).
    The first observation that I can make (and query) - I note that my main operating disk is not 'disk O' - does this mean that the selected ports are not correct for the main disk? Sorry if that is a noob question.
    Will try much later in the day to give the answers to your post if possible.

    Thanks for your time and thoughts so far.
    regards
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 5,660
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.192
       10 Jan 2018 #4

    Normally your boot disk is Disk 0.

    There are 4 SATA ports on the motherboard.

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    You could swap the cables so the one for your boot drive C: is in SATA port 0. You have two partitions marked Active which is confusing. What is on your E: drive that is currently shown as Disk 0?
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  5.    10 Jan 2018 #5

    Thanks once again Ztruker
    your interest and help is appreciated.

    I have indeed done a cable swap - and the result is shown herewith.

    Disk 'E' is purely photo contents - why it is marked 'active' is beyond me.
    I have a spare disk, and I will transfer photos to that disk - and replace the existing 'DISK E' with a non-active setup.

    This is how it stands following a cable swap at the moment - tomorrow I will post the revised layout for your approval.

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    Hopefully the proposed change will create the anticipated result.
    Then perhaps we can identify why the original cloned disk did not work as expected.

    Many thanks once again
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 6,059
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1709
       10 Jan 2018 #6

    Hi Skofab.

    You don't have to replace disk to remove active status. Give Rich a moment to respond.

    He can confirm this set of commands run in a command prompt(admin)

    Diskpart
    list disk
    select disk 2
    select partition 1
    inactive
    exit
    exit

    I used disk 2 in the above as E is listed as disk 2 in screen shot.
    The list disk command above is so you can confirm E: is disk 2
    ( you confirm based on size. ) Diskpart is quite powerful, please confirm you are making changes to right disk.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    11 Jan 2018 #7

    With cable positions now revised, and a E drive no longer active - all is running well.

    So back to my original intention, replacing a noisy C Drive.
    This time the Macrium cloning tool did its job without any problems. And the offending drive replaced and working - is blissfully quiet.

    Many thanks to you all for your help and patience
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    11 Jan 2018 #8

    With cable positions now revised, and a E drive no longer active - all is running well.

    So back to my original intention, replacing a noisy C Drive.
    This time the Macrium cloning tool did its job without any problems. And the offending drive replaced and working - is blissfully quiet.

    Many thanks to you all for your help and patience

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  9. Posts : 6,059
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1709
       11 Jan 2018 #9

    I'll bet E: was an old boot drive somewhere in its history and as it was marked active it could have been first to boot.

    Glad it is sorted and quiet. Quiet is nice.

    If you could mark your thread solved so others will find.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  10. Posts : 5,660
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.192
       11 Jan 2018 #10

    Glad to hear all is well. Team fix!!!!
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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