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Recently, my PC with a Gigabyte motherboard and a 1 month old WD Blue HDD, ran into the following issue:

https://i.stack.imgur.com/O9LBn.jpg

The problem is that I'm not able to access the Windows 10 repair option via the USB or DVD drive.

I've done the following:

  1. Accessed the hard disk via Ubuntu Live CD and I can access the files. Also run the SMART check(without any errors).
  2. Updated the BIOS
  3. Tried booting with an old spare HDD and its booting fine.
  4. Loaded the default config of BIOS

Still, I'm not able to access the Windows repair option in my 1 month old HDD.

  • Is it a hardware problem with the motherboard or with the HDD?
  • Is there any way to remove the Windows 10 boot-loader and re-install it than the usual route?

Thanks in advance.

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  • Maybe your BIOS was not in EFI BOOT mode initially ... try booting without EFI mode and see if that works.
    – Overmind
    Sep 2 '20 at 8:19
  • @Overmind: It was in EFI mode. Tried disabling it, but in vain.Tried booting with an old spare HDD and its booting fine Sep 2 '20 at 8:46
  • @MithunJohnJacob Create a windows bootable usb > boot > repair > Command Prompt > Type BOOTREC /FIXMBR, and then press ENTER > Type BOOTREC /FIXBOOT, and then press ENTER.> Type BOOTREC /REBUILDBCD, and then press ENTER. ; check if it fixes the issue ; will suggest to run chkdsk on windows drive as well ; And a question - what triggered this issue?
    – Madhubala
    Sep 2 '20 at 10:27
  • @Madhubala: I'm already having a bootable USB, the issue is that I'm not able to access the "repair" menu. Don't know what triggered this. No hardware was changed nor any software. Sep 2 '20 at 10:42
  • @MithunJohnJacob try re-creating the windows USB ; this may happen if filesystem of USB is corrupted or win USB wasn't created in correct manner
    – Madhubala
    Sep 2 '20 at 10:48
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The problem was due to the faulty one month old HDD. Waiting for the replacement.

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