After my daughter upgraded from Win 8 to Win 10 three weeks ago, She got a Blue screen after the new battery fell out while in use.
It's a HPg6-2293nr laptop with 64 bit AMD A6-4400M APU W/RadeonHD graphics. 2.7 / 3.2 MHZ - 64 bit - 1 TB HD - 8MB ram.
I rebooted to f2 system Diagnostics = Failed disk check. After getting back into the system via Esc - .sys/recovery, went back to syst.diag. = passed.disk check but The unit would still not boot .
It just kept restarting - but wouldn't boot. I went thru pain and finally figured out that I had to change the security settings in bios to let me change the bios boot order to D:cd/dvd drive in boot mgr.. I then tried to refresh win10 via a repair only (no prod key) cd I had bought,
resulted in Error partition missing . I went to Cmd Prompt - disk part - Tried to add a partition to vol 1 - I mistakenly cleaned volume 4 ??
This allowed the refresh from disk to load - It booted up - but would not work. The desk top icons were gone, and the File Explorer - file folders ( downloads - pictures- videos- etc.) were all empty.
Went to disk mgmt found that there was only one large (931.51GB) C: drive on disk 0 . Did a disk de-frag - I shrunk that to the lowest possible size available (466.87) with Disk Mgr. now have two volumes - C: = 466.87 & Unallocated = 464.64. Reloaded win10 - New Installation /custom mode -again 2X hoping that windows' disk might do an auto format - NO GO. I spent all afternoon online reading about - Images - NTFS-
Raid 5 - mirror - HELP.
I'm an old timer. It was a lot easier with win 95. - Do I need a new hard drive??
If you can tell me if I clean the entire drive will windows 10 auto format the hard drive on install -
And how do I do that from command prompt / Disk Part - and what procedure / commands do I need to re-format from Disk Part.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts you have that might help.
Edited by Petersman, 20 March 2016 - 10:00 PM.