Windows 10: After free win10 installation and update. PC won't access Hard drive

Discus and support After free win10 installation and update. PC won't access Hard drive in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Had windows 7 64bit installed on my PC. Decided to install the free win 10 upgrade. After installing it and it loaded its update. The Pc restarted... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by jaimesepul1, Mar 26, 2020 at 8:07 PM.

  1. After free win10 installation and update. PC won't access Hard drive


    Had windows 7 64bit installed on my PC. Decided to install the free win 10 upgrade. After installing it and it loaded its update. The Pc restarted came back with an error and a QR seal. it shut off and from then on it would never access the hard drive after turn on. Even the manufacture's logo wouldn't show up at power on . My power on led would flick three time and that's all. Fatal Black screen. Windows installation corrupts your BIOS, not allowing to seek the HD.

    Read a lot of Bull_S. on how to fix this on the web none of the adviced worked.

    Being an old DOS & machine language programmer I decided to apply old school.

    To repair this problem here is what you need to do. The Steps below will only work if you had your PC to first boot from CD drive.

    1. You'll need a blank CD disk. A working computer with web access. If you don't have one, use a friends or go to the library.

    2. Write down your computer manufacturer, model number, serial & service tag number.

    3. Go on the web and search for your manufacturer. go to their web site, then look for support. follow their instructions when asked for product information.

    4. Once your pc model is recognize, request BIOS update. Look for latest version and download it. It will probably be a zip file.

    5. Manufacturers all don't work the same so follow their directions and extract the zip file.

    6. Copy the file into the CD disk.

    7. Go to your computer that is not working turn it on and place the cd into the drive, close the drive. Hold down the power button until PC turns off. wait a minute or two and then turn power on.

    8. If your PC should load from the cd and start to install your new bios. When completed it will re boot.

    9. When pc starts to reboot, push open your cd drive to let the disk out. remove the disk as it boots

    10. Your pc should complete boot and after a while, it will automatically start to remove the win 10 instalation and revert back to your old window, This may take a while so be patient.


    Good Luck



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  2. sc4s2cg Win User

    Gigabyte motherboard, pc won't bootup after recent hard drive change

    So I've previously had this problem when I added new SATA hard drives to an old one, all I had to do was switch hard disk priority to the one I wanted to boot from. But that's not working right now.

    Error message: AMD Data Change...Update New Data to DMI!
    Specs:
    • Motherboard: Gigabyte ma785gmt-ud2h
    • Four SATA hard drives, three 2tb and one 1tb
    • One IDE hard drive, 160gb
    • 6gb RAM
    • Everything else is the default
    What happened: I had an Amahi home server running on this PC with Ubuntu 12.04LTS as the OS. It was using the four SATA hard drives and everything was running smoothly. Then I read that it's easiest to have a setup where the OS/Amahi is installed on one small hard drive while the large hard drives are used to keep the files on, this makes it easy to update the OS without worrying about the files. So today I installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS on an old IDE 160gb hard drive that I had laying around, which would be perfect to use since there is exactly one IDE port on the motherboard.

    I disconnected all hard drives, connected the IDE, installed Ubuntu, and rebooted. I got a "AMD Data Change...Update New Data to DMI!" message.

    What I tried:
    • Have the IDE be given priority over other hard drives.
    • Connecting all the hard drives back, with and without the IDE hard drive. Same message.
    • Disconnect all hard drives, connect IDE, and set BIO to opimised defaults. Same message.
    • Disconnect CD drive with only IDE attached, same message. Reconnect CD drive, same message.
    • Disconnect CD drive with only SATA attached, same message. Reconnect CD drive, same message.
    • Disconnect CD drive with SATA and IDE attached, same message. Reconnect CD drive, same message.
    • Just IDE connected, mess with the peripheral settings by changing "OnChip SATA Type" to ATHCI, RAID, or IDE. Tried this with "As SATA Type" and with "IDE" set for the port4/5 type
    • Just IDE connected, disable SATA controller
    • Disconnect IDE, reconnect original hard drives. I still get the same DMI message.
    • Attempt to boot from the SATA hard drive that has Ubuntu on it, using each of the SATA ports.
    • Update BIOS to F10B, disabling the "Remember DMI" option. I reconnected all hard drives and the CD drive (the pdf said the 'system' will redetect all devices). Now I got the "AMD Data Change...Update New Data to DMI! Update Success" message, still hanging there. Rebooted, now it's the original message.
    So I am at a loss. Any suggestions?

    Edit: there were many suggestions to try clear the CMOS, however that didn't seem to help the posters. I haven't tried that, but if people suggest I should then I will do so tomorrow.
     
  3. Latest win10 Update 1803 cant install?

    I am having a issue with this update,. I fallow the steps via windows update, DL the update, shows install. ask me to reboot pc. after reboot its start the update install pc reboot several times. On the last time, I get a message saying" Restoring windows to previous version". Then it takes me back to windows, and i get a message update could not be installed.
    In windows update-control panel it shows update waiting for reboot. i click on it and does same thing. after install it restore to previous version. what is going on?
    I have disable windows firewall for time being.
    specs
    Z97 Pro gamer MB 4790k @4.7 DDR3 2400 RAM Win10 x64 M.2 and SSD.
     
    atanas dimitrov, Mar 26, 2020 at 8:15 PM
    #3
  4. After free win10 installation and update. PC won't access Hard drive

    Unable to access external hard drive after Anniversay Update on Windows 10

    Hello,

    Do not worry we will help you with this issue.

    Do let us know the following to assist you better:

    • What is the make and model of your devices?
    • What is the complete error message/ error code while trying to access the hard drive?

    Step 1: As a workaround, I suggest you to do the following to detect the issue:

    • Connect the hard drive to different port and check if the issue persists.
    • Connect different hard drive to the same port and check.
    • Connect different hard drives to different ports and check.

    Step 2: If the device is not detected on your computer try to run
    Hardware and Devices troubleshooter as it checks for common problems and makes sure that any new device or hardware connected to your PC is installed correctly.

    • Press Windows key from the keyboard, type
      Troubleshooting and select it.
    • Click on view all option on the upper left corner of
      Troubleshooting window.
    • Select the Hardware and Device
      options from the list.
    • Click Next to run the Hardware and Device
      Troubleshooter

    Step 3: I suggest you to contact the device manufacturer's website, download the latest chipset drivers, install them manually and check if it helps.

    Installing the latest chipset drivers will help you to install the drivers for USB ports.

    Refer to the article by Andre Da Costa to install drivers in compatibility mode manually :
    How to: Install and Update drivers in Windows 10

    Hope it helps. Try the above and update us the status of accessing external hard drive for further assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Mar 26, 2020 at 8:15 PM
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