Windows 10 automatic reinstall


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    Windows 10 automatic reinstall


    I have already installed Windows 10 on my brand new PC, and it was working fine for a day or two. Now when I opened my PC, it took me to the installation menu and I have to set up again, but I already have some files and programs downloaded. What shall I do?
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    Do you, by chance, still have the Windows 10 installation USB flash drive or DVD inserted in the computer? If so, remove that, and cancel the installation to restart the computer. You bios/UEFI is probably set to boot from USB or DVD first and the computer did a restart to install an upgrade. When it did the restart, the bios/UEFI booted into the Windows 10 installation media left inserted.

    When you say it is at the installation menu - which menu do you mean? The first one where you are asked for keyboard and language?
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    NavyLCDR said:
    Do you, by chance, still have the Windows 10 installation USB flash drive or DVD inserted in the computer? If so, remove that, and cancel the installation to restart the computer. You bios/UEFI is probably set to boot from USB or DVD first and the computer did a restart to install an upgrade. When it did the restart, the bios/UEFI booted into the Windows 10 installation media left inserted.

    When you say it is at the installation menu - which menu do you mean? The first one where you are asked for keyboard and language?
    Yes, it is the language menu. Though when I talk out the disc and start my PC, there is a message which says reebot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key.
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    Well, to see if the hard drive is showing up and if there is any data on the hard drive, read a quote of my post in the middle of the OP to this thread:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

    Except I notice you said take out the disc, so you probably have a Windows 10 DVD? Unfortunately the above only works with a USB flash drive. But you can make a DVD of Kyhi's recovery drive if you must boot from a DVD and there are plenty of utilities on his recovery drive to see what the state of the hard drive is and to copy data off your hard drive if you can't fix Windows booting.
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  5. Posts : 5
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    NavyLCDR said:
    Well, to see if the hard drive is showing up and if there is any data on the hard drive, read a quote of my post in the middle of the OP to this thread:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums
    Except I notice you said take out the disc, so you probably have a Windows 10 DVD? Unfortunately the above only works with a USB flash drive. But you can make a DVD of Kyhi's recovery drive if you must boot from a DVD and there are plenty of utilities on his recovery drive to see what the state of the hard drive is and to copy data off your hard drive if you can't fix Windows booting.
    So you are saying I can't fix my PC because of Windows?
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    Lolguy1287 said:
    So you are saying I can't fix my PC because of Windows?
    We need to figure out what is wrong first. And the easiest way to do that is with a few more tools than just a standard Windows installation DVD.
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  7. Posts : 5
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    [QUOTE=NavyLCDR;723281]We need to figure out what is wrong first. And the easiest way to do that is with a few more tools than just a standard Windows installation DVD.[/QUOTE

    I already know that my hard drive is showing up when it asks where it should install Windows 10, and there is also data stored on it as well because it says 930GB and I bought a 1TB. The first time I installed I installed it onto drive 0 partion 0 I have an SSD as well
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  8. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    What we need to see is a disk management screenshot:
    Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of - Windows 10 Forums

    Make sure to widen all the columns so we can see all the info in the columns. You can get the disk management screen by booting from a USB flash drive or DVD with Kyhi's recovery drive on it:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums
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    I think I may have done it. I came back, started up my PC, and went through the installation and the next button was not greyed out. The place I saved it on is Drive 0 Partition 2, partition 1 only had 500 MB, and it said it has to have around at least 8550MB.
    It is installing right now and I will mark as solved once it is done.
    Also, does this mean I must take out the Windows 10 DVD once I'm done?
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  10. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    Yes. After installing you remove whatever source you were installing from, whether it is DVD or USB flash drive.
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