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I get a new laptop, I move my harddrive, windows finds all the new drivers etc, and all is wel This only works if windows is able to boot. If your new computer has a different chipset (with incompatible SATA controller) then this will fail. Thus, do three things: Compare firmware (e.g. BIOS) settings on both laptops. Are both set the AHCI? (if ...


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Some BIOSes have a feature called "Power-On by alarm" where you can define the time to wake up the PC. Of course that implies the PC itself is powered. You could then e.g. set up an automated login (SysInternals AutoLogon) and perform any task, including shutdown. Another option is to install a Windows service that runs at boot time, so it executes at the ...


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Probably your MBR and/or bootsector got overwritten. Boot your PC from Vista's DVD and start the command prompt (Repair computer -> Command prompt). Then type BOOTREC /FIXMBR and BOOTREC /FIXBOOT. If that still doesn't help enter command prompt again and type BOOTREC /REBUILDBCD. If you can't boot your PC from DVD for some reason, there is a tool called ...


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Seems like your hard drive is failing. The most important thing you need to do is to backup your important data You need one of the following options: A) Another working PC (where you will install the hard drive as secondary drive) B) Another working hard drive with Windows installed (which you will use to boot in Windows, ...


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Your hard disk is GPT style disk. I don't see EFI system partition(ESP), Microsoft Reserved Partition(MSR) - have you deleted them too ? Also why is the OS partition hidden ? Complete mess. You have 1512 MB free on start of disk there you should create 2 partitions: EFI system partition - at least 100 MB. MSR exactly 128 MB. Use diskpart for creating ...


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I was just about to "bite the bullet" as @moab suggested and do a full reinstall. This is after trying quite a few things and seeing all of them fail, likely for the same reason looking back on it. I intended to, but in the end did not have to, reinstall Windows 10. Here are the key steps. Note: I believe that at least some of my pain, and the particulars ...


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Rufus is a great little open source tool that will allow you to do exactly what you are asking. Its something to keep around in your toolbox just for a weekend project and its totally free. (free as in beer AND speech) Unetbootin is also widely used to burn a variety of images. Either way, you will need to walk into this with an existing ISO image from ...


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Sure, your boot menu can point at drives on any hard drive. On my old dual drive, dual boot install, with windows installed first then linux, grub autodetected the windows install on another drive and had that as a loading option. Likewise you could configure windows to do the same and chainload a bootloader on another drive with BCD. In short, as long as ...


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Ok this will depend on how valuable your data is on this HDD, Do not risk more time trying to diagnose it, get the data off to a new HDD, then you can start to diagnose it. From what information your have provided it sounds like your OS is also on this HDD and when you try to access a file off the HDD it BSOD, I would imagine this is because its running ...



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