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mattmidnight

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Hi

I had created a partition on my hard drive using AOMEI partion assistant. My laptop is a Asus ROG gl553vd and recently i bought a 250gb crucial SSD. I tried making my SSD as the OS drive by following instructions online. I tried to shrink the HDD by using the Disk Management but it wont let me get lower than 450gb so I used AOMEI partition assistant instead to shrink my hardrive to 200gb in order to be ready for cloning to my 250 SSD. After doing the partion the software ask me to restart my laptop and then during the rebooting, AOMEI is kinda taking hold of the hdd drive and to cut the long story short i end up in options of where you could see reset, turn off pc and trouble shooting.

I tried to reset my laptop including all files to be deleted but after selecting it. It would just go back to start up screen on asus and go back to the dead end part

I tried switching the main drive to ssd and tried to install windows 10 from there but it would say it is need to be formatted as fat32

During my attempt of my installation of windows i did notice that my hdd was still partitioned and yes it was reduced to the 200gb that i want but it cost me enough troubleshooting.

Is there anything that i could do to restore my laptop?

Thank you. Sorry for the long post
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dmccoy

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Do you need any of the files on the Laptop? If not then I would recommend performing a clean install as follows. Let me know if you have any questions.

How to Clean install Windows 10 from USB

How to make a bootable DVD or USB via the media creation tool
 https://www.microsof...nload/windows10

When it asks "enter your Product Key", leave blank and continue
Windows will auto-activate from the key embedded in your system

https://answers.micr...1625b08?auth=1p
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Hi,

 

When you shrinked the Windows partition to 200GB did you leave some free disk space on that partition? How much GB?


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Thank you for the reply guys! I tried the windows 10 repair by using my external drive to the job but it would return me back to the to the asus windows again. Ill try to clean install the windows next.


Yup There is a space but an unallocated 750GB after the partition shrinking.
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A repair install can only be performed within Windows.
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Yup There is a space but an unallocated 750GB after the partition shrinking.

 

Sorry that doesn't answer my question, I mean free space inside the windows partition, Windows will fail to boot if there isn't enough free space to work inside the Windows partition (usually C: drive)!


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Yup There is a space but an unallocated 750GB after the partition shrinking.

 
Sorry that doesn't answer my question, I mean free space inside the windows partition, Windows will fail to boot if there isn't enough free space to work inside the Windows partition (usually C: drive)!


Yes there is more than 100gb of extra space. Only 75gb was consumed from the 200gb which i shrunk from 980gb
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Ok, the free space isn't the problem.

 

Did you try the options under trouble shooting? Advanced options - > boot in Safe Mode

 

When Windows fail to boot it should start the Automatic System Repair by itself, in some cases this need to run 3 times to fix problems...


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