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  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
       #1

    Clean Install while existing merged partitions


    Hello all,

    I am using Windows 10 on a PC.

    I had merged my non-system partitions for storage. When my system crashed and cannot boot anymore, I decided to go with long due system hard drive increase and bought another SSD. I made a clean install only by disconnecting one of these hard drives. After the installation I connected it again and now the system gets stuck at the spinning dots during the boot. If I disconnect the hard drive again it boots normally.

    I am guessing this has something to do with partition merge. I don't want to lose my data in those hard drives.

    What can I do?

    Thanks in advance...
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  2. Posts : 40,847
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #2

    Please run:

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

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




    Open disk management > by default some columns are compressed > widen each Status and Volume > make sure the contents within the parenthesis are in full view and that none of the characters are cutoff > view disk 0 > widen this row as needed so that all of the characters are in full view > post an image into the thread
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...creenshot.html


    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
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  3. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks for the prompt reply.

    Where / When should these files be run? I mean, if I connect the hard disk, I cannot open Windows. If I don't connect it the system won't see it.

    Thanks.
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  4. Posts : 7,599
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #4

    Disconnect the problem HDD. Boot into Windows 10. Download the script files onto the desktop. Double-click on the files to run them.
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  5. Posts : 40,847
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #5

    Can you boot the SSD with one or more of the HDs attached?
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  6. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    zbook said:
    Can you boot the SSD with one or more of the HDs attached?
    When one of them is attached I can. Disk management shows it as failed.
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  7. Posts : 7,599
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #7

    Can you boot into Windows RE with the problem HDD connected?
    Do you have Windows PE?
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  8. Posts : 40,847
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #8

    Please boot and run the commands.

    For all steps / tests please post images into the thread:

    Take Screenshot in Windows 10
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...re-screenshots

    How to Upload and Post Screenshots and Files at Ten Forums




    Please post images for test results on all drives:

    Run Sea Tools for Windows
    long generic test
    Post an image of the test result into the thread
    SeaTools for Windows |
    Seagate

    How to use SeaTools for Windows | Seagate Support US

    SeaTools | Seagate Support US


    Run HD Tune (free version) (all drives)
    HD Tune website
    Post images into the thread for results on these tabs:
    a) Health
    b) Benchmark
    c) Full error scan


    Run HD Sentinel: (free or trial edition)
    Hard Disk Sentinel - HDD health and temperature monitoring
    Hard Disk Sentinel - HDD health and temperature monitoring
    For each drive post images of these tabs into the thread:
    Overview tab
    Temperature
    SMART
    Disk performance

    Take Screenshot in Windows 10 Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
    Take Screenshot in Windows 10
    Last edited by zbook; 12 Mar 2021 at 03:52.
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  9. Posts : 18,319
    Windows 11 Pro
       #9

    How exactly did you merge the partitions? Is the SATA controller mode set to AHCI in your BIOS settings?
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  10. Posts : 7,599
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #10

    See whether you can boot into Windows PE with the HDD connected.

    Update installation error

    I am now running Windows PE, on which HD Tune 2.55 Portable works.

    Clean Install while existing merged partitions-hd-tune-portable.jpg



    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 12 Mar 2021 at 09:18.
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