Windows 10: Win 10 on dead hdd

Discus and support Win 10 on dead hdd in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi all .. i need some advice on my options please ... i have had windows 10 for a few years now but it was the free upgrade from my win 7 when 10... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by alrandall, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. alrandall Win User

    Win 10 on dead hdd


    Hi all ..

    i need some advice on my options please ...

    i have had windows 10 for a few years now but it was the free upgrade from my win 7 when 10 was released .. My hdd has died, i have 3 other hdd’s installed and the back up of “my computer” was on one of them the folder size is around 450 gig .. i tried to restore to an empty hdd but the back up file does not contain anything ..its an empty folder and restore cant find any backup information ..

    would it be possible to install win10 from an online source and verify it with my microsoft account or do i need to buy a new copy of windows .. many thanks in advance ..AL..

    :)
     
    alrandall, Feb 21, 2020
    #1
  2. Kem Mon Win User

    unlock hdd

    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, Feb 21, 2020
    #2
  3. Windows 10 update resulted dead HDD

    Hi,

    Updated my ASUS Zenbook UX32VD from Win 8.1 to Win 10. Update went without problems or error messages. Windows started normally and worked for a day. It was mostly unused but up and running anyways. Power cable plugged in and lapotop set not to suspend
    or stop HDD when not on battery. I took it away from my desk, unhooked from power cable and it was still running ok without error messages. Then I left the laptop for a while and when I came back it had booted to BIOS. Soon realised it had no boot media.
    HDD was in a state BIOS could not recognise it. There is no way to get access to HDD it seems completely dead.

    It seems obvious it has gone into sleep and HDD stopeed but cannot spin up anymore. Symptoms much like previous PUIS issue. I have taken out HDD and tried gettng access to it using SATA/USB adapter with no success. I don't think ther is much hope for saving
    the disk at this point. Another thing is that most likely requires new HDD but purchase of new OS as well as I am not sure if update was registered and if I can do clean install... I could send the piece ASUS but that will cost me as well as it is past 24
    months.

    Any suggestions or advice

    ASUS Zenbook UX32VD with Hitachi Z5K500-500 HDD
     
    JarmoOkkonen, Feb 21, 2020
    #3
  4. Johankaan Win User

    Win 10 on dead hdd

    unlock hdd

     
    Johankaan, Feb 21, 2020
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