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Bad HDD? Reinstalling W10 issues. No boot

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#1 Roman711


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 11:10 PM


Got a used pc off Craigslist...bad mistake. Got BSOD with in a week. HDD would always run at 99% and cause hiccups(?).

After the BSOD, start up repair constantly failed and went to a black screen with my mouse cursor.

I ran chkdsk; errors upon errors. ETA was 999.99..!! So, I decided to partdisk "clean" and try a new install of w10 via Rufus USB. I went into CMD and tried partitioning the HDD myself (which I probably failed at,I read I should have a Fat32 partition, but I do not). Disklist showed a healthy drive! Yay. After a couple hours of google searching, I figured I could try to reinstall W10.

When it's loading, I get another error

"Windows could not load required file WinSetup.dll. The file may be corrupt. To install Windows, restart the installation. Error code 0xC1."

So, is it time for a new HDD or did I make a mistake that we can fix?

Thank you all,


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