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Dell XPS 420 will not boot

Best Answer phillpower2 , 15 January 2018 - 12:41 PM

ERROR IN THE PREVIOUS POSTPhill sorry about this The Hard drives are not as described above they are in fact.Drive 1: a Seagate Barracuda 320 GB 7200rpmDrive 2: a Western Digital Caviar SE 16... Go to the full post »

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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.

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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

list disk 0 (verify it is the correct disk #)
convert gpt
create partition primary
format quick fs=ntfs
4. This should allow you to then select the unallocated partition to install Windows onto

Edited by dmccoy, Yesterday, 03:15 PM.

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