Windows 10: A new win install on a HDD messed up my win install on my m.2 SSD

Discus and support A new win install on a HDD messed up my win install on my m.2 SSD in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Win version: 1909 Complicated story. I had to send my laptop to service because a hinge broke. They informed me, that because GDPR reasons I need to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by giorgioblues, Jul 28, 2020.

  1. A new win install on a HDD messed up my win install on my m.2 SSD


    Win version: 1909

    Complicated story. I had to send my laptop to service because a hinge broke. They informed me, that because GDPR reasons I need to erase my data from it before sending it in. The laptop originally only contained an hdd, which i used for storage, and I formated it before sending it in. My windows install was on an m.2 ssd which I installed later. I removed this ssd from the laptop before sending it to service, so when it comes back, I thought I would just put it back inside, and use it like nothing happened.

    When the laptop came back, I put the SSD back inside, not knowing, that the service people changed the BIOS to legacy, and changed the boot order to prefer the hdd, and installed a new instance of windows 10 on the empty hdd. I started the laptop, and this new windows system on the hdd greeted me. I tried to change the boot order back to the ssd, and put it back to uefi, but by the time I restarted the laptop, the new install on the hdd messed up something on the ssd, so now the laptop cannot boot from it, even though every file is still present on it.

    The only way I'm able to access my old system is disconnecting the hdd, and using a win10 boot usb stick to start windows, which results in my old system running in this "hybrid" way, booting from the usb stick, but using all my files from the ssd.

    Is there a way I can restore the booting capability of my ssd without a fresh install?

    I tried fixmbr fixboot rebuildbcd with no luck.

    :)
     
    giorgioblues, Jul 28, 2020
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  2. Installing Windows on m.2 ssd keeping old hdd

    Hi

    I purchased a new m.2 ssd .I want to install windows 10 on it.But i also want to keep my old hdd for storage (which currently has win 10) .How can I format the old and install win 10 on new ssd?

    Also link the necessary resources and links please.My dell laptop is almost new and i dont want to mess it up.

    Thank you.
     
    MihirLonkar, Jul 28, 2020
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  3. win 10 and new ssd

    I found similar queries but not the answer i quite need. I'm thinking of buying a new ssd and then installing win 10 to it as my current 1TB hdd is running low on space. I'm currently running win 10 on the hdd so the question is 3-fold.



    1)how do i proceed to install win 10 on the new ssd

    2)how do I remove win 10 from my hdd after installing it to my new ssd

    3(can i do all this without having to wipe my hdd as it took nearly a week to re-install all my games and programs last time when I upgrade from 8.1 to 10 and it wiped my HDD.
     
    chadpalmer1313, Jul 28, 2020
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  4. A new win install on a HDD messed up my win install on my m.2 SSD

    windows installation on m.2 ssd Intel 600p

    hi,

    i want to install win 10 on my Intel 600p m.2 ssd, pci-e and i cannot do that. win10 start the installaton and when i need to select location, i select the ssd and i get this message: we couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. for more
    information , see the setup log files. my os who is installed on my hdd is win10 home, ver 1709, build 16229.431. my machine is lenovo y700 17isk.
     
    IacobIonut, Jul 28, 2020
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