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,