Windows 10: SSD seems to have failed completely

Discus and support SSD seems to have failed completely in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Microsoft has streamlined activation over the years, your hardware is the 'key' now. In fact, if an OEM PC was built and supplied with W8 or W10 a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Bree, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. Bree New Member

    SSD seems to have failed completely


    Microsoft has streamlined activation over the years, your hardware is the 'key' now. In fact, if an OEM PC was built and supplied with W8 or W10 a product key would have been embedded in the firmware. If so, Setup should read this and not even bother to ask if you want to install Home or Pro, it will know which to install from the embedded key.
     
    Bree, Apr 5, 2018
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  2. bombfrog Win User

    Hi all,

    I have been getting BSOD - UNEXPECTED_STORE_EXCEPTION a few times a day this week and a few other errors in event viewer that seemed to point to HDD failure.

    Each time it would go back in to automatic repair mode which would fail but after a few restarts it came back up each time. Today I tried to fix it and ran chkdsk /r c: . it took a while and when I came back into the room a couple of hours later it was back in automatic repair, which this time is stuck in an infinite loop.

    I assume that it's new SSD time but I have no idea how to I stall WIN10 on the new one. I don't have a disk as it was a download upgrade from Win8.1

    Any advice on how to get Windows onto the new drive, retrieve the old product key and preferably any data (very little as I use Dropbox) and old software keys and appdata would be life-saving at this point.

    :)
     
    bombfrog, Apr 10, 2018
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  3. Computer unable to boot from USB

    Yeah after making a new one and testing it on another machine it still failed to boot into the recovery or reinstall windows screen.

    I've since then taken the SSD out and put it into a laptop which did show the recovery window but it failed on all the restores etc. and even failed to properly format the SSD and create the appropriate volumes when I chose to do a complete reinstall.

    It seems that the SSD is probably not the only thing that has something wrong with it but is there anything that comes to mind that would cause the SSD to react in such a way?

    Thanks
     
    Danny H100, Apr 10, 2018
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  4. SSD seems to have failed completely

    Media Creation tool seems to have failed.

    If the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant becomes stuck or unresponsive at various percentages: 0%, 32%, 62%, 87%, 99%, please wait at least 4 to 7 hours. If setup does not progress, close the wizard then restart your computer. Follow the instructions to upgrade
    manually using the Media Creation Tool or the Windows 10 ISO file.

    How to download official
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    from previous versions of Windows using Windows 10 ISO file


    Contact Chat support after the Windows 10 installation is complete, if setup did not complete on time. Click Start > All Apps > Contact Support. Explain your situation to the chat agent.
     
    Andre Da Costa, Apr 10, 2018
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  5. Bree New Member
    Other software keys may be a problem, depends on what the software is. But Windows 10 itself isn't a problem.

    You don't need a key. The PC has a digital licence linked to the unique hardware ID of the PC and stored on Microsoft's activation servers. You just do a clean install of the same edition it had before (Home or Pro) and if asked for a key click the 'I don't have one' link. It then activates automatically from the digital licence as soon as it can contact the activation servers. The ssd/hdd is not part of the hardware ID, so you can replace it and still get activated.

    These tutorials will help...

    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10

    Clean Install Windows 10

    Once you have a working Windows 10 on the new SSD you may be able to put the old SSD in an external drive case and retrieve software keys and/or data from it. A lot depends on what exactly is the software you had.
     
  6. bombfrog Win User
    Thank you, I had no idea you could do it with no product key.
     
    bombfrog, Apr 10, 2018
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