Windows 10: Windows 1909 fresh install. Oh MY! Long story and a question

Discus and support Windows 1909 fresh install. Oh MY! Long story and a question in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; The journey. I hit the power button to turn on my old ASUS G73SW laptop the other day and all that happened was the keyboard lights came on then shut... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by jonnied12, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. jonnied12 Win User

    Windows 1909 fresh install. Oh MY! Long story and a question


    The journey.
    I hit the power button to turn on my old ASUS G73SW laptop the other day and all that happened was the keyboard lights came on then shut down.
    I tried several more times but nothing. No BIOS boot screen, nothing.
    I inserted my rescue disk but could not even boot to it because the BIOS would not even post.
    Turned out that my Crucial 480GB SSD died.

    I thought no problem, I have spare drives and recent Macrium backups.
    Installed an Intel 530 240GB drive and inserted my restore flash drive and booted up.
    Restored my last backup to the Intel drive with Macrium by using the drag and drop partitions and re-sizing to fit the smaller drive.
    That didn't work. the computer would not boot. Just got to the windows logo with spinning dots.
    I tried the Macrium boot repair. That made it worse. The computer just booted to a black screen and said I had a corrupt file. I'll leave out the details here.

    I thought OK, I installed a 2TB spinner and did the restore again letting Macrium do its thing.
    No dice, same results as before. This drive was only used for backups. It never had an operating system installed.

    I used fdisk and cleaned the drive
    I thought oh well, I'll just Fresh install windows 10.
    HA! Got me. Windows would not install!!!
    It would get to the next to last step and say "cannot install windows corrupted file.....

    Ok, I installed the Intel drive and had the same results on the fresh install as above. Nada!
    Hours and hours of searching finally came across this info:
    "Run Parted Magic which is on the drive. It has a terminal window and the command he used was
    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=1M count=1"
    Since I had Parted Magic I decided to just "Secure Erase" the drive.
    That fixed my problem, Windows installed as intended.

    I did the "Secure Erase" on the 2TB spinner 2 1/2 Hrs.) and windows installed on it as well

    Can anyone explain why the disk had to be "Secure Erased" to get windows to install?
    I'm just going to chock up the bad Macrium restore to hardware differences.

    :)
     
    jonnied12, Feb 4, 2020
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  2. Windows 10 1909 Causes Secondary Hard Drive to not be Recognized

    Installing the Windows 10 1909 Update causes my secondary hard drive to not be recognized.

    Steps to confirm issue:

    • Secondary drive not visible in Windows Explorer
    • Secondary drive not visible in device manager
    • Secondary drive not visible in disk manager

    Steps to replicate issue:

    • Installing 1909 update

    Steps to resolve issue:

    • Uninstall 1909 update

    Since updates can only be delayed for so long, an actual fix would be appreciated.
     
    Teknophile, Feb 4, 2020
    #2
  3. windows xp installation and dual core am

    could someone please list the steps they follow to install windows with a dual core processor and windows xp service pack to. I'm reletively new to amd dual core and i feel i'm missing a step. All help will be appreciated. thanx
     
    exodusprime1337, Feb 4, 2020
    #3
  4. badrobot Win User

    Windows 1909 fresh install. Oh MY! Long story and a question

    Windows 10 install, its a long story


    Exactly what I suggested to avoid complicated steps which does not guarantee results. Clean install will solve his problem in one simple step.
     
    badrobot, Feb 4, 2020
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