Windows 10: non-C drive HDD prevents start-up

Discus and support non-C drive HDD prevents start-up in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; At a loss. I cloned the C Drive, moved it to SSD ; moved files on the original 1TB HDD now D into a folder until I was sure of the SSD. Worked great... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by Paul_OOS, Sep 20, 2021.

  1. Paul_OOS Win User

    non-C drive HDD prevents start-up


    At a loss. I cloned the C Drive, moved it to SSD ; moved files on the original 1TB HDD now D into a folder until I was sure of the SSD. Worked great for ~10 start-ups. Then - boot fails, 'Preparing Automatic Repair'... can only exit via shut down. If I disconnect the HDD - start-up no problem. Disk Mgmt can't see the HDD, but I can see it in BIOS, and DPS =zero errors. What's happening at boot such that the old HDD blocks?How can I see and reformat the old HDD?...Paul

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    Paul_OOS, Sep 20, 2021
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  2. little cat, Sep 20, 2021
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  3. How to copy and replace failing c drive to new HDD in windows 10

    Thank you very much for your time to send me all the info!

    May I ask the following steps below is what I need to do?

    1. make clone HDD from current c drive

    2. replace the failing c HDD with New cloned HDD

    3.Start computer and then run just like before?

    Thank you, Yusuke
     
    Yusuke Sato, Sep 20, 2021
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  4. non-C drive HDD prevents start-up

    HDD Corrupt ?

    Hi,

    There are many possible reasons this issue is happening. We'd like to ask few questions below:

    • What is the brand name of you Hard Disk Drive?
    • How old is the HDD?
    Since you already tried multiple troubleshooting steps, we suggest visiting the manufacturer's website. Find and download a hard drive diagnostic software to help resolve the issue.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Martin Bar, Sep 20, 2021
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