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  1. Thread: Configuring a new BCD file by NavyLCDR
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 14 Views 1,996

    You are over thinking this way too much.

    You are over thinking this way too much.
  2. Thread: Configuring a new BCD file by NavyLCDR
    Forum: General Support
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    I agree. Time for a clean install.

    I agree. Time for a clean install.
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    Do you think it is really needed to open a laptop...

    Do you think it is really needed to open a laptop and "disconnect" the second drive - which usually means to remove it completely. On my modern laptops I would have to remove the entire bottom cover...
  4. Thread: Configuring a new BCD file by NavyLCDR
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 14 Views 1,996

    On all my computers, post #2 has been entirely...

    On all my computers, post #2 has been entirely sufficient. I'm not exactly sure what you are attempting to accomplish, TroubleShot.
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    So both drives are set up for UEFI booting. I...

    So both drives are set up for UEFI booting. I would recommend clearing your CMOS settings and letting the BIOS rediscover the drives. Some motherboards have a bios reset jumper (with the computer...
  6. Replies 20 Views 2,858

    Partitions marked as system or hidden, such as...

    Partitions marked as system or hidden, such as EFI System Partitions and Recovery Partitions will always show 100% free space in disk management. It does not mean they are empty. It only means the...
  7. Replies 20 Views 2,858

    It doesn't matter how you get a screenshot of the...

    It doesn't matter how you get a screenshot of the 250GB SSD. We just need to see it.
  8. Replies 20 Views 2,858

    The bottom option of "P2: Samsung SSD 850 EVO...

    The bottom option of "P2: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 2TB" is for booting in legacy BIOS (CSM) mode and require the SSD to be MBR partitioned with a primary partition marked as Active to boot from. We need...
  9. Replies 20 Views 2,858

    We need to see the screenshot of disk management.

    We need to see the screenshot of disk management.
  10. Replies 18 Views 1,564

    Have you tried plugging them into different...

    Have you tried plugging them into different ports? Black USB ports directly off the motherboard on the back of the computer would be the most reliable.
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    It was actually a suggestion for dave123 to try :)

    It was actually a suggestion for dave123 to try :)
  12. Replies 11 Views 2,722

    Just curious, have you tried a clean install of...

    Just curious, have you tried a clean install of Windows 10 first? Skip entering the product key, then once Windows 10 is installed, change the product key to the Windows 8 product key.
  13. Thread: Your Phone by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 12 Views 37,261

    Open regedit. Navigate to:...

    Open regedit. Navigate to:
    Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

    On the right pane right click on EnableLUA, click modify. Change the value from...
  14. Thread: C:\boot missing by NavyLCDR
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 96 Views 278,044

    You H: drive is the partition marked as active,...

    You H: drive is the partition marked as active, not the system reserved partition. The easiest command to try in that situation would be:

    bcdboot H:\Windows /s H: /f BIOS
  15. Thread: Bad Company by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 4 Views 1,820

    On the sticker with the Refurb Product Key on it,...

    On the sticker with the Refurb Product Key on it, what version of Windows 10 does it say that it is for? If it is for Windows 10 Pro, then disconnect the computer from all sources of the internet...
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    I would let Windows install drivers first and...

    I would let Windows install drivers first and only revert to the manufacturer's website drivers for what you need after Windows is done.
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    If you want to start fresh with HDD and delete...

    If you want to start fresh with HDD and delete everything on it:


    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk # <-replace # with the actual number for the applicable HDD
    clean
    convert gpt <-necessary if...
  18. Replies 84 Views 7,162

    Most computers will not boot from an NTFS...

    Most computers will not boot from an NTFS partition in UEFI mode. Since the SSD in question is GPT partitioned, it must be booted in UEFI mode. That's why there is a separate EFI System Partition...
  19. Replies 84 Views 7,162

    So, I see a few options to go forward: 1. ...

    So, I see a few options to go forward:

    1. Wipe the entire NVMe SSD and do a clean install of Windows 10 to it. See if that will boot from the SSD. If it does, then you restore ONLY the C: drive...
  20. Thread: Reagentc failed by NavyLCDR
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 24 Views 49,320

    Open Run by pressing Win + R. Run MSCONFIG. ...

    Open Run by pressing Win + R. Run MSCONFIG. Under the boot tab, do you see two entries? Delete the extra entry there.
  21. Replies 84 Views 7,162

    You will lose any custom settings that you have...

    You will lose any custom settings that you have made in BIOS. It will not affect anything on any of the installed drives. There might be boot configuration data stored in the CMOS that is still...
  22. Replies 84 Views 7,162

    See my edits to post #47 for more ideas. We can...

    See my edits to post #47 for more ideas. We can recreate the EFI system partition on the NVMe SSD. However, since you can boot from it when you manually select it, I don't think that will do any...
  23. Replies 84 Views 7,162

    Under boot configuration, make sure Fast Boot is...

    Under boot configuration, make sure Fast Boot is disabled. Also, it looks like you have 2 SATA SSDs connected to the system? It would not be ideal, but an EFI system partition could be created on...
  24. Replies 84 Views 7,162

    It may not mean anything to you, but it might to...

    It may not mean anything to you, but it might to us.
  25. Replies 84 Views 7,162

    Did you run it from a command prompt (Run As...

    Did you run it from a command prompt (Run As Administrator)? If it fails, is should give an error message. It should look like this:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.19043.1023]
    (c) Microsoft...
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