Windows 10: Reusing old HDD

Discus and support Reusing old HDD in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I just got an ssd for my pc. I want to use it as my boot drive, and my old hard drive for storage. Do I need wipe the HDD, and if so, how do I do it?... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/TheThirdWheel13, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. Reusing old HDD


    I just got an ssd for my pc. I want to use it as my boot drive, and my old hard drive for storage. Do I need wipe the HDD, and if so, how do I do it?

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    /u/TheThirdWheel13, Jan 21, 2020
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  2. 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, Jan 21, 2020
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  3. Kem Mon Win User
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    Hi Johan,

    It is possible that your
    HDD was unreadable
    causing the error message to appear. We recommend that you perform these troubleshooting steps and check if there are any changes:


    • Shutdown
      your
      PC.

    • Unhooked
      the
      HDD
      and
      turn on
      your
      PC.

    • Reconnect
      your
      HDD
      and
      restart
      your
      PC.

    If the issue persists, we suggest that you contact your
    laptop/computer's manufacturer
    for further assistance.

    Update us on how it goes.

    Regards.
     
    Kem Mon, Jan 21, 2020
    #3
  4. Johankaan Win User

    Reusing old HDD

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    Johankaan, Jan 21, 2020
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