1.    26 Aug 2017 #1
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    Win 10 Asus Transformer, cannot Reset due to space


    Hi all, restarting after trying to install a driver seems to have crippled my laptop. I get "Inaccessible Boot Device" before getting taken to the repair screen, and then when I try to reset my PC to fix the issue I get "Additional free space is required on the drive where Windows is installed".
    It's only a small 32 GB hardrive, however I have reset it in the past without issues. I recall there being about 4gb free currently.
    I can't delete anything without being able able to log on. My data is all backed up.
    I fear some of my previous attempts to clear up hardrive space may also have harmed the system.

    Had anyone else encoutered similar issues:?/ have advice on where I could look for a solution? Thanks!
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  2.    26 Aug 2017 #2
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    Have you tried it with a formatted USB thumb drive or SD card inserted?
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  3.    26 Aug 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Have you tried it with a formatted USB thumb drive or SD card inserted?
    It can also help if one has added a MicroSDXC memory card, my Tablets [8" Dell and 10" Trio] and Dell 11" 2-in-1 have the slot and I use a 64GB version, helps a lot. Might go for a 128GB version as prices come down.
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  4.    26 Aug 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Have you tried it with a formatted USB thumb drive or SD card inserted?
    I have a clean 16 GB drive, any advice on how it needs to be formated so I can just plug it in and be used as storage:? I can't acess anything beyond the repair screen :/ thanks for your help!
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  5.    26 Aug 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReubenP View Post
    I have a clean 16 GB drive, any advice on how it needs to be formated so I can just plug it in and be used as storage:? I can't acess anything beyond the repair screen :/ thanks for your help!
    Hopefully it's already formatted as FAT32 or NTFS. I would just try doing the reset with the flash drive plugged in. You may need to boot the computer from a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive and do a clean install, if the reset cannot use a flash drive or SD card for extra storage. We know that an upgrade (such as from Anniversary build to Creator's Update build) can use an external card/drive for extra storage, but not sure about a system reset.
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  6.    27 Aug 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Hopefully it's already formatted as FAT32 or NTFS. I would just try doing the reset with the flash drive plugged in. You may need to boot the computer from a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive and do a clean install, if the reset cannot use a flash drive or SD card for extra storage. We know that an upgrade (such as from Anniversary build to Creator's Update build) can use an external card/drive for extra storage, but not sure about a system reset.
    Thanks for the advice!
    I used command promt to delete 2-3 GB, however the problem persisted so must be something different. I'm also creating a Flash drive to install from, hopefully that will fix it.
    Hopefully once I've fixed my Asus I can get around to trying to fix my Dell inspiron, it can't find it's hardrive again despite this being the 3rd time the HD has been replaced -_-

    Thanks again for the help, I really appreciate it!
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  7.    03 Sep 2017 #7
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    Thanks for all the help, I fixed the issue by booting from a Flash drive and looking around till I found a menu which let me format my hardrive, after that I could reinstall Windows and no issues
    Thanks once again!
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