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I do not have any restore points saved apparently.

Edited by BMiles, 02 December 2020 - 04:54 PM.

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Are you able to connect both drives up at the same time & boot off the old drive?

 

Check the new drive with HDTune   See if it looks flat

 

Sending you a PM with my next suggestion.

 

If all else fails then:

Since the drive is new there is probably not very much new data on it.  You could move that to the old drive then reinstall Windows from the USB or try cloning the old drive onto the new.  AOMEI is supposed to be good at cloning from a hard drive to an SSD:

 

https://www.ubackup....ware.html?__c=1


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If you do not have a spare drive bay (or cabling) on your desktop for the second hard drive you can temporarily disconnect the DVD drive and use its cables.  Drive doesn't need to be mounted just protected so ti doesn't short anything out.


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Hi again. Sorry I got really busy with work ove the last few days and had to focus. I'm going to reclone my old HDD. Is it ok if I send a fresh FRST log when I'm back in?
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Sure


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Weird observation as I was gathering what I needed from the new ssd to put it on the old HDD before cloning. The Ngc folder was missing. I copied it over and it still didn't work, but now I had the option to choose users. I still got the same errors on mine. But I had the option to enter a password for a new user... I tried a few options that didn't work. Does that stir up any ideas for you?
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Weird observation as I was gathering what I needed from the new ssd to put it on the old HDD before cloning. The Ngc folder was missing. I copied it over and it still didn't work, but now I had the option to choose users. I still got the same errors on mine. But I had the option to enter a password for a new user... I tried a few options that didn't work. Does that stir up any ideas for you?
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Not sure what an Ngc folder is.  What User did you get the password option for?


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Apparently the Ngc folder holds all of the "hello" sign in options. It was new user, but it went away by the next reboot. Now I'm thinking the issue may be tied to the fact that my old computer was connected to my old school organization. On the old HDD I couldn't access pin options in the settings when that was connected, I removed it and then was able to fix it. But since the new ssd was cloned with the old settings it still is "attached" to my old school org thus having a pin problem and not being able to overwrite the Ngc folder.

This time I am definitely recloning. I feel all options have been exhausted at this point. I'm just doing some clean up of apps and stuff beforehand
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OK


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