1. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 29
    Windows 10 10049
       02 Sep 2015 #1

    windows.old crashed my harddrive on my desktop


    I deleted window.old and rebooted it would not start. I get past spinning wheel and the windows logo and then it goes black. I tried to reinstall and it doesn't even see my harddrive anymore. I'm seriously thinking of just buying a new HDD. Is there anyway to fix this?
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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 142
    dual boot win10/win7
       02 Sep 2015 #2

    Is there an error when installing, or just nothing? Do you have a USB or DVD listed as a boot device before the hard drive?
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  3. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 29
    Windows 10 10049
       02 Sep 2015 #3

    When I tried to reinstall all I got was a black screen. It with USB and DVD..Neither worked


    mrpumpkin said: View Post
    Is there an error when installing, or just nothing? Do you have a USB or DVD listed as a boot device before the hard drive?
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 142
    dual boot win10/win7
       02 Sep 2015 #4

    Go into the BIOS, and make sure that either your USB and DVD are set to the 1st and second boot device, and that the hard drive is 3rd. If your HD is 1st, then your system will just keep trying to boot the corrupted OS and not your install media. Also, while you are checking the boot order, see if your bios is UEFI.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 142
    dual boot win10/win7
       02 Sep 2015 #5

    If you can get your USB or DVD to boot, here are some instructions on how to perform a clean install.
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  6. Joined : Nov 2014
    Floyd, VA
    Posts : 310
    Windows 10 Build 15007
       02 Sep 2015 #6

    How did you remove windows.old? After many times I learned that the way was using the Disk Cleanup utility and check the remove system files options. No problems rebooting and a few GB of disk space saved.
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  7. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 29
    Windows 10 10049
       02 Sep 2015 #7

    I used disk cleanup also I have tried all the posts from above and still no luck..I can get into the bios, but I do not see UEFI anywhere

    martyfelker said: View Post
    How did you remove windows.old? After many times I learned that the way was using the Disk Cleanup utility and check the remove system files options. No problems rebooting and a few GB of disk space saved.
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  8. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 142
    dual boot win10/win7
       02 Sep 2015 #8

    Well, I did it with CCleaner. My BSOD said 'Critical process died'. I had never seen a form of the word "death" in an actual BSOD until that moment. Kind of took me off guard.
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  9. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 29
    Windows 10 10049
       02 Sep 2015 #9

    looks like a new HDD is on the horizon

    mrpumpkin said: View Post
    Well, I did it with CCleaner. My BSOD said 'Critical process died'. I had never seen a form of the word "death" in an actual BSOD until that moment. Kind of took me off guard.
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  10. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 142
    dual boot win10/win7
       02 Sep 2015 #10

    did you find your boot order? Your HD is not dead because you can access your bios. Not always true, but usually. Link about changing boot order. http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixthe...rderchange.htm W
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