Windows 10: Can't boot windows, PC keeps corrupting drives

Discus and support Can't boot windows, PC keeps corrupting drives in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, I have an old gaming rig and it has not been used for the past 2 years because I built another more powerful. I wanted to sell this old rig but... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Mars Cariocecus, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. Can't boot windows, PC keeps corrupting drives


    Hello,

    I have an old gaming rig and it has not been used for the past 2 years because I built another more powerful. I wanted to sell this old rig but when I tried to install Win 10 using a boot DVD after installing everything the PC freezes during the first windows configuration in preparing devices (or something like that, I have windows in Portuguese). I have possibly restored, formatted and installed Win 10 about 5 times and it freezes always at the same place.

    After restarting the windows freeze on the very first loading screen with the windows logo and enters in a endless loop of attempting repairs. I checked the SRT Logfile and no errors were found, at first I thought it was the SSD but when tried another SSD with windows 10 already installed(it's the SSD I have in my newer rig and use it every day) windows booted but after a minute or so it freeze on desktop, no BSOD or any kind of errors, restarted the PC and now this SSD was also corrupted and giving the same problem, luckily I managed to recover this SSD when I installed it again in the newer PC.

    I changed the SATA cable and tried to plug the cable in other sockets but no luck, removed the RAM, flashed the BIOS but no luck again (I have yet to update the BIOS), I have installed a new GTX 1060GB and was using it during the Windows installation so I doubt it was that, could it be the PSU? or the cable that powers the SSD? I have always figured how too repair other PCs and I have already built a lot of them but this time I am completely defeated. Unless it's an hardware problem I am out of options.

    The specs are:

    i7 3770k overclocked in the past but at stock right now(default BIOS)
    Coolermaster V8 GTS CPU cooler
    Asus Sabertooth Z77
    Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB
    GTX 1060 6B
    Coolermaster 1000w PSU
    2TB HDD
    120GB SDD

    I would like to thank you in advance and sorry for the very long post.

    Have a good day

    :)
     
    Mars Cariocecus, Oct 25, 2018
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  2. keakar Win User

    HDD keeps getting corrupted

    it sounds like windows is corrupted by a spastic hard drive not reading properly. there could be many causes of this but the only fix you can do is buy a new drive.

    i suggest you do a complete format of the entire 160gb drive then partition as desired and install windows fresh.

    if that does it then it was just corrupted data but if it still acts up then toss the drive, its screwed

    worse case, you just use the 320gb drive for everything.
     
    keakar, Oct 25, 2018
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  3. Windows 7 booting off wrong drive?!?!?

    Please move if this is in the wrong place.

    I have two hard drives, a 1.5TB drive, and a 160GB drive. Windows is installed on the 1.5TB drive, as are all my files and programs. The 160GB drive has a bunch of old files, and apparently the bootmgr and boot folder. Nothing else is on the 160GB drive, other than media files etc.

    If I remove the 160GB drive from the machine, windows refuses to boot, plug it back in, it works fine. The setup with two hard drives I have now is temporary, as the 160GB drive will go into another machine.

    My question is, can someone give me a step by step on how to make windows force to boot off the 1.5TB drive, ignoring the 160GB drive in the boot process completely?
    I don't know how to do this in Windows 7, on XP I would just run the /fixmbr command and its related ones.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Note: I would really really rather not have to wipe and reinstall, I know it can be done without one as I've had this issue with XP before.
     
    speedy11131, Oct 25, 2018
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  4. techbuzz Win User

    Can't boot windows, PC keeps corrupting drives

    MBR keeps corrupting after restart

    I have a machine that when restarted or allowed to go into hibernation, I receive a missing/corrupted master boot record message and Windows doesn't boot. I am able to successfully repair the MBR each time using Windows recovery console, but I'm unable to determine what keeps making it happen.

    Dell Latitude E6420
    Windows 7 64bit

    Steps performed so far: -besides fixing the MBR after each restart or hibernation
    -ran system file checker sfc /scannow
    -ran chkdsk
    -verified that ACHI was enabled in the bios

    If I can't figure this out I will end up just reinstalling the operating system, but I worried that the issue with just reoccur later down the line. Any advice/recommendations would be much appreciated.
     
    techbuzz, Oct 25, 2018
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