No the Seagate has been disconnected, any idea what the error code means?
I will go through the process again tomorrow if that's ok?
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Its self explanatory really, your installation was corrupted so you will indeed need to start from scratch, checking the boot sequence etc.
Not sure why it says that the PC needs to be repaired as you never actually installed Windows 10 to the WD HDD, that`s why I checked with you that the Seagate had not been reconnected.
I think the issue may be related the hard drive previously being formatted for Raid. To fix try the following steps.
1. Boot with the Windows 10 USB
2. During the install select the Repair option to bring up the command prompt console
3. In the command prompt type each of the following commands followed by pressing enter key
Edited by dmccoy, 20 January 2018 - 03:15 PM.
Ok, so iv been back a step, removed and replaced the CMOS battery reset the date/time and rebooted, all OK to the usual point, when it went to the blue recovery screen.
All power off, began moving the SATA connections around the MB, all came up with drive 1 not detected, repeated the process with the seagate drive, same result, returned the drive connections to their original positions on the MB then disconnected the seagate, rebooted, back to the blue recovery screen, cant seem to get past that now.
any further thoughts?
Have you any thoughts on Mr Mccoys comments#48?
The kit, physically seems ok but I cant confirm this, Iv also taken a look at that error code, seems it can be caused by a power failure, so Im beginning to consider its not something Iv done inadvertently.
Please forgive me for going over this but it helps me to see it written, part of my condition, please feel free to correct me, as this is a huge learning process for me.
There can only be three causes of fault on these things:
Electrical - to the best of our ability with what we have, all electrical connections and therefore systems are working as we can see them operating.
Mechanical - As above
Software - ?
again I beg your indulgence, as when it comes to micro electronics I an nowhere as confident with systems as I once was, and you may have to reiterate points more than once before they register with me or I can grasp a concept.
Can I ask what happens if you try swapping things around and powering up without the USB thumb drive inserted, we need to consider the possibility that it is the media on the thumb drive that is at fault, the USB method goes so much smoother on newer and non OEM brand computers like Dell.
Do no harm to do what Darrin suggested in his reply #48 but if my memory serves me right it was the Seagate HDD that flagged up being RAID enabled whereas it is the WD Caviar that you have been trying to install Windows 10 to from your USB thumb drive.
Is burning a Windows 10 ISO to a DVD still an option for you.
Btw, no worries with this, take as long as you need and ask as many questions as you need to, one of us will be around to answer.
Edited by Jb852, 21 January 2018 - 07:45 AM.
You cant repair anything Windows 10 related using a Windows 7 disk.
If you have the product key for it and it is not already in use you could try installing Windows 7 but as I asked is burning a Windows 10 ISO to a DVD still an option for you.
Edited by Jb852, 21 January 2018 - 10:01 AM.
Power up the computer, place the Windows 10 disk in the drive tray, see what happens from there, you may need to restart the computer after you have placed the Windows 10 DVD in the drive.
Done, DOS screen
No boot device available
1 does GTG have any for of live chat?
2 I propose to disconnect the seagate as we seem`d to make more progress when it was disconnected
Disk did not seem to be having any effect, so after a number of reboots i decided to chance the new USB drive, again after a number of reboots and unexpectedly its at the w10 setup screen, do we want to proceed?
Edited by Jb852, 21 January 2018 - 10:49 AM.
Would put the Seagate to one side for now and connect only the WD.
I don`t do live chat here and anything related to this thread must stay on the open forum, no tech or oher assistance allowed any other way, this for the security of both members and staff.
Nothing to lose by trying the USB again but something seems rather temperamental here.
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