Windows 10 Will Not Boot Without Old SSD

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  1. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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       #31

    Try the explore option in MiniTool Partition Wizard to explore the contents of the partition. You can also try the option in MiniTool Partition Wizard to rebuild the MBR.
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  2. Posts : 17
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       #32

    NavyLCDR said:
    Try the explore option in MiniTool Partition Wizard to explore the contents of the partition. You can also try the option in MiniTool Partition Wizard to rebuild the MBR.
    Can MiniTool Partition Wizard Professional 9.1 do this? I can't find that option. I am asking about 9.1 because that is what is included with Kyhi
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  3. Posts : 38,364
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #33

    There are multiple methods to troubleshoot.

    See which files are available using Ubuntu / Linux.

    On a working computer create a bootable Ubuntu flash drive:

    Create a bootable USB stick on Windows | Ubuntu

    Linux to the rescue! How Ubuntu can help a computer in distress | PCWorld


    Using Kyhi boot rescue see if you can download, install, and run TestDisk

    TestDisk Download - CGSecurity

    Older versions of Mini Tool Partition Wizard offer limited free data recovery.

    What happened with Macrium?
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  4. Posts : 17
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       #34

    Ah recovering MBR is done on the disk level, not on the boot partition. Anyways, that didn't help. I am just getting a blinking underscore after rebooting...
    I did a
    bootrec /FixMbr (success)
    bootrec /FixBoot (success)
    bootrec /RebuildBcd --> success but total identified windows installations is 0
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  5. Posts : 38,364
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #35

    See this link for troubleshooting options:
    Recovering data from a hard drive with too many bad sectors
    @jumanji may have additional comments.



    For rebuildbcd > use attrib command

    How to Rebuild the BCD in Windows
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  6. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #36

    mana10 said:
    Can MiniTool Partition Wizard Professional 9.1 do this? I can't find that option. I am asking about 9.1 because that is what is included with Kyhi
    Yes. Right click on the partition and select Explore:

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  7. Posts : 17
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       #37

    Ok, so I did this before

    bootrec /FixMbr (success)
    bootrec /FixBoot (success)
    bootrec /RebuildBcd --> success but total identified windows installations is 0

    I then decided to hook up my old SSD just to see what happens when I boot. No go. Then I booted into the windows installer clicked on next and then on repair. Usually there are the two options Troubleshoot and Turn off your PC. However, this time I had the option Continue - Exit and continue to Windows 10. I selected that, it did some repairs and then booted into Windows 10. Holy cow!!! So then I shut down the system to see if I could boot without the old SSD. As expected that didn't work. After reconnecting again I didn't get the underscore but something like <=E<=E. So I did the same thing again using the Windows 10 installer disc and it booted into Windows 10 again. I am not going to shut down the computer and see if it can reboot without the installer but I am running BackBlaze to do a new backup (haven't run it for a couple of weeks). Then I will get all my license code. Maybe I have to bite the bullet and purchase MagicBeans.

    It's not over yet but thank you everybody for the help. I got some exercise as I probably have been doing at least 40 round trips up and down the stairs...
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  8. sygnus21's Avatar
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       #38

    mana10 said:
    This software is actually included on Kyhi and it didn't cost anything. Maybe it's an older version and there is a newer one now.
    The I've not looked into what Kyhi shows but in the today world the free/trial version is limited. You'll find that out when you try to recover files or read the fine print. Not telling you what I'm guessing I'm going on actual usage.

    But here you go... MiniTool Power Data Recovery License Comparison. I had far more than a gig to recover
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  9. Posts : 38,364
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #39

    For Windows 10 licenses are on Microsoft servers.
    This allows clean install.
    Were you needing other license info?
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  10. Posts : 17
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #40

    sygnus21 said:
    The I've not looked into what Kyhi shows but in the today world the free/trial version is limited. You'll find that out when you try to recover files or read the fine print. Not telling you what I'm guessing I'm going on actual usage.

    But here you go... MiniTool Power Data Recovery License Comparison. I had far more than a gig to recover
    I backed up 588GB with the too included with Kyhi.
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