1.    22 May 2017 #1
    Join Date : May 2017
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    Stuck in Automatic Repair Loop after fresh install onto new M.2


    I recently installed an M.2 SSD into my Alienware Aurora R6 and reinstalled Windows 10 from scratch onto it. The operating system installed as normal, but whenever I reboot my computer, I get kicked into Automatic Repair. If I jam on the F12 button and manually boot from the hard drive I installed windows to (HDD2 - the M.2 SSD), it boots into Windows fine. I'm pulling my hair out here. How can I get this to stop? Isn't there anyway to have Windows Boot Manager automatically select the correct hard drive? On a side note, there is no way for me to just select the boot hard drive from BIOS. I have to select Windows Boot Manager. Anyone know what to do? Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by solamon77; 22 May 2017 at 07:01.
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  2.    22 May 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
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    Did you have any other disk in the PC when you installed Windows? In particular, is your old drive with Windows on it still in your PC?

    Try removing or disconnecting any such disk, and, using Macrium Reflect's boot disk, use their Fix boot utility.
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  3.    22 May 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Did you have any other disk in the PC when you installed Windows? In particular, is your old drive with Windows on it still in your PC?

    Try removing or disconnecting any such disk, and, using Macrium Reflect's boot disk, use their Fix boot utility.
    No. I disconnected all my other drives when I installed windows. After installing it, I re-hooked the old drives and formatted them. There is only one boot drive. Also, I don't have any DVD drives on my computer. I installed windows from a USB stick.

    For the record, I'm really regretting not putting a DVD into my new computer. I figured they were out dated and wouldn't be needed. It's been nothing but a headache.

    I'll give the Fix Boot utility a go and see what happens.
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  4.    22 May 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Did you have any other disk in the PC when you installed Windows? In particular, is your old drive with Windows on it still in your PC?

    Try removing or disconnecting any such disk, and, using Macrium Reflect's boot disk, use their Fix boot utility.
    Wow. I am speechless. It worked and it worked fast and simple. I have been trying to manually edit my boot parameters with BCDEdit for I don't even know how long. Why have I never come across this fantastic program before?

    Thank you so much! I see why your avatar is marked both Guru and VIP member. I award you 10 internets for your fantastic fix!
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  5.    22 May 2017 #5
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    Excellent.. sometimes things get solved easily. All praise Macrium!
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  6.    22 May 2017 #6

    I agree! I've found the Macrium boot repair facility superior to anything else I've tried, including manual bcdedti/bootrec.exe, NeoSmart Technologies' EasyBCD, and Bo Yans' Visual BCD tool. I keep a Macrium boot disk handy at all times, mostly to use the boot repair. See this article from the Macrium KnowlegeBase for more good info on using the tool: v5: How to fix Windows boot problems (Restore, Windows PE)
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    Cheers!
    --Ed--
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