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  1.    14 Apr 2016 #11
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    Since this is Windows 10 Recovery USB (I assume, although recovery showing a prior windows 8 OS)
    Insert the Recovery USB into any working PC and see if you have a reconstruct.wim in the sources folder...

    The New HDD (does not appear to be brand new) as it shows a prior OS,,,
    The drive is showing locked due to a pending DISM command...

    You can use the advanced option > command prompt
    type> Diskpart
    type> select disk 0
    type> clean
    type> exit

    then go into recovery and select reset
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  2.    14 Apr 2016 #12
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 14
    Win 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyhi View Post
    Since this is Windows 10 Recovery USB (I assume, although recovery showing a prior windows 8 OS)
    Insert the Recovery USB into any working PC and see if you have a reconstruct.wim in the sources folder...

    The New HDD (does not appear to be brand new) as it shows a prior OS,,,
    The drive is showing locked due to a pending DISM command...

    You can use the advanced option > command prompt
    type> Diskpart
    type> select disk 0
    type> clean
    type> exit

    then go into recovery and select reset
    No, there is no windows 8 installation, that picture is one I found on the internet. My screen does not show any option to continue at all, just the troubleshoot and turn off computer.

    The drive does not show up in diskpart, but I can run a test on it in BIOS which is telling me Bios can see it, but diskpart can not.
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  3.    14 Apr 2016 #13
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,552
    Windows 10 Pro

    Is the bios setting for the SATA controller set to RAID or AHCI? It should be AHCI

    Also make sure the SATA port the drive is connected to is enabled in BIOS
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    14 Apr 2016 #14
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 14
    Win 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Is the bios setting for the SATA controller set to RAID or AHCI? It should be AHCI

    Also make sure the SATA port the drive is connected to is enabled in BIOS
    It is in AHCI and there is no setting to turn on or off the sata port that I can find.

    Is it possible that the new drive might not be formatted properly for diskpart to see it?
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  5.    14 Apr 2016 #15
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    Posts : 9,552
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by nistka93 View Post
    It is in AHCI and there is no setting to turn on or off the sata port that I can find.

    Is it possible that the new drive might not be formatted properly for diskpart to see it?
    It's possible, but I would think diskpart would at least see the physical drive itself. Have you tried connecting it to a different SATA port? I would also try making a bootable USB/DVD/CD of Kyhi's recovery drive:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

    Boot the computer from that, see if the drive shows up. Try MiniTool Partition Wizard. His recovery drive also has a low-level disk formatting utility.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    14 Apr 2016 #16
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    Win 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    It's possible, but I would think diskpart would at least see the physical drive itself. Have you tried connecting it to a different SATA port? I would also try making a bootable USB/DVD/CD of Kyhi's recovery drive:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

    Boot the computer from that, see if the drive shows up. Try MiniTool Partition Wizard. His recovery drive also has a low-level disk formatting utility.
    Well, its a laptop, so there is no other port to try. I will get another usb and try that tool.
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  7.    15 Apr 2016 #17
    Join Date : Apr 2016
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    Win 10
    Thread Starter

    Well diskpart now can see the drive, but I am still unable to restore windows.
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  8.    15 Apr 2016 #18
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by nistka93 View Post
    Well diskpart now can see the drive, but I am still unable to restore windows.
    Why can't you restore Windows now?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  9.    15 Apr 2016 #19
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    Insert the Recovery USB into any working PC and see if you have a reconstruct.wim in the sources folder...
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  10.    16 Apr 2016 #20
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyhi View Post
    Insert the Recovery USB into any working PC and see if you have a reconstruct.wim in the sources folder...
    Yes, it is there, but for some reason the recovery software is not finding any image when in my laptop. I even put another image of a different laptop on the drive and it doesn't see that one either. I'm not sure why.
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