Windows 10: Why does windows think it's installed on a non-existent directory?

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  1.    14 Feb 2016 #11

    So shit guys need more help. I told it to repair Windows (basically reinstall but keeps files and list of previously installed software) it got stuck at 9% progress all day long. Finally I had no choice but to hard reset. Now I'm in a boot loop. I get the Windows "preparing" screen then "the computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "ok" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation". I click ok and same thing over and over.
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  2.    14 Feb 2016 #12

    Edwin said: View Post
    Clean install.


    marteeny said: View Post
    So shit guys need more help. I told it to repair Windows (basically reinstall but keeps files and list of previously installed software) it got stuck at 9% progress all day long. Finally I had no choice but to hard reset. Now I'm in a boot loop. I get the Windows "preparing" screen then "the computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "ok" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation". I click ok and same thing over and over.
    I created a windows 10 boot disc on usb drive and was able to get back into windows recovery options. When I got to 'Reset this PC' and choose 'keep my files' I get a screen that says Choose a target operation system. It displays three options. The first is Windows Recovery Environment, 2nd and 3rd both say Windows 10 on Volume 8. Is this seeing multiple windows installations on my c: drive? If so which should I choose?
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  3.    14 Feb 2016 #13

    marteeny said: View Post



    I created a windows 10 boot disc on usb drive and was able to get back into windows recovery options. When I got to 'Reset this PC' and choose 'keep my files' I get a screen that says Choose a target operation system. It displays three options. The first is Windows Recovery Environment, 2nd and 3rd both say Windows 10 on Volume 8. Is this seeing multiple windows installations on my c: drive? If so which should I choose?
    update - as I actually suspected the 1st option was he temporary state. It didn't work. The others attempted to reset but failed part way through. So I optioned to try a complete reinstall. This is failing too!!! Says the files needed to install aren't there but they are his is the same boot drive I used to install win 10 from in the first place. I can't boot, can't restore l, and can't reinstall. I'm at a loss now. Help!
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  4.    15 Feb 2016 #14

    Update

    I finally got the reinstall to complete and I'm back into Windows 10.

    The bad news is rather than setting up a new/fresh user account it somehow remembered the original one and used it again so I'm back to that username I didn't like. Oh well I obviously won't be changing it again. If anything I'll make a new account and migrate items over.
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