Windows 10: Odd Storage Issue after reinstalling Windows 10

Discus and support Odd Storage Issue after reinstalling Windows 10 in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I reinstalled Windows 10 today after having a litany of issues that led to the reinstall. Upon startup, I had the option, oddly enough, to choose an... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by thetenthdoctor, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. Odd Storage Issue after reinstalling Windows 10

    I reinstalled Windows 10 today after having a litany of issues that led to the reinstall. Upon startup, I had the option, oddly enough, to choose an instance of Windows 10 to start (there were three, because I had apparently reinstalled Windows *twice* on top of the original install?). After that, Windows set up normally, but it's always booting into that instance of Windows 10, and I have roughly 300 GB of my hard drive (files, games, et cetera from the original Windows installation) that I cannot access, as the OS selection screen doesn't appear at startup and this instance of Windows is isolated from the others. Do I have to wipe everything? Or is there a way to get in there, get the files out, and wipe out the other installations?

    thetenthdoctor, Mar 31, 2019
  2. MrGenius Win User

    [Solved] Windows 10 keeps reinstalling KB3119142

    I noticed quite some time ago that KB3119142 (Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Update 4 Redistributable Package) kept reinstalling itself for some reason. At least once daily. Sometimes up to several times a day. I just ignored it. It didn't seem to be doing any harm. And I figured they'd eventually fix it. Well...days turned into weeks, weeks into months, with no end to the problem in sight. It dragged on unsolved for at least the last few months. Literally reinstalling itself hundreds of(at least a hundred, felt like more) times in that period of time.

    So I finally googled it a couple days ago. And just got around to fixing it today. Which appears to have worked. And it couldn't have been easier to do. I feel so stupid to have let it intimidate me for so long.*Oops! Odd Storage Issue after reinstalling Windows 10 :oops:
    Below are links to the thread that I got the fix idea from, and the official MS support info page for KB3119142(from which I quoted the above).
    MrGenius, Mar 31, 2019
  3. Ahhzz Win User
    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK

    credit to Lifehacker.
    Ahhzz, Mar 31, 2019
  4. Arun B J Win User

    Odd Storage Issue after reinstalling Windows 10

    Windows 10 Home will not boot or restart with USB Storage Spaces pool drives attached

    Hi George,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve this issue.

    • Did you make any changes in BIOS?

    • Are you getting any error message?
    I suggest you to update Storage controller drivers and check if it helps.

    Steps 1:

    • Press Windows key + X.

    • Select Device manager.

    • Expand Storage controller.

    • Right click on the driver and Update the drivers.

    Steps 2: Windows 10 has a built-in troubleshooter to check and fix issues with hardware and devices. I would suggest you to run this troubleshooter to check if the issue
    is with device. Refer these steps:

    • Press Windows key +X, select Control panel.

    • Change the view by option on the top right to Large icons.

    • Click on troubleshooting and click on the view all option on the left panel.

    • Run the Hardware and devices troubleshooter.

    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help
    Arun B J, Mar 31, 2019

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