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Posted 26 October 2017 - 04:08 AM
Posted 26 October 2017 - 10:19 AM
Please confirm the following.
At a command prompt type
Is there an asterisk under the GPT column?
If not and you want to reinstall the OS then do the following commands at the command prompt. This will wipe the disk so all your personal data needs to be backed up first.
select disk X Where X is the number associated with the disk you will be installing Windows to.
clean deletes all partitions and sets the drive up for a clean install. Make sure you selected the correct disk in the previous command
convert gpt do this command Only if you see the asterisk under the GPT column when using the list disk command
Continue with the install
Posted 26 October 2017 - 04:06 PM
Posted 26 October 2017 - 04:13 PM
Posted 26 October 2017 - 04:37 PM
Bit more info: at point 19 of the guide I referenced earlier I get the system cannot find the file specified, and at 21 is says failure when attempting to copy boot files
I think your Windows install is corrupted and should be reinstalled.
If your computer is the old BIOS then it is still possible to boot a GPT disk but it can cause problems. Are you sure the computer is not UEFI? What is the model number of the ASUS computer?
When you see disks using diskpart then you are looking at physical disks. Disk 0 and Disk 1 would mean you have two separate disks in the desktop. 28GB seems on the small side unless it's a SSD being used for cache reading and writing.
At the command prompt type
select disk 0
detail disk This will give a detail of the disk manufacturer and serial number. Do the same for disk 1
Posted 27 October 2017 - 04:26 AM
Posted 27 October 2017 - 07:46 AM
That motherboard is not UEFI so I'm not sure why it's shown as such under the GPT column of diskpart. Running a GPT disk on a legacy BIOS can present problems as I linked to.
I would remove all drives except the one you plan on installing Windows to. Do the diskpart commands except for the GPT command.
Edit: I would substitute the convert mbr command for the convert GPT command.
select disk 0 This will be zero because only one disk will be attached.
convert mbr If it fails then ignore.
If you have not created a Windows 10 install DVD or USB lately you can get the latest version using the Media Creation Tool.
In the future I would highly recommend you create complete disk images to a USB external drive using one of the following programs
They all allow you to create a bootable CD or USB flash drive. This would allow you to recover your OS should it not boot or of a hard drive failure. On a hard drive failure simply replace the drive, boot the media, and recover the image from the USB external drive. No formatting is necessary. They also allow you to mount the image as a virtual drive letting you pull any file from the image. Aomei and Easeus also allow file/folder backup with Easeus being the easiest to use.
Edited by JohnC_21, 27 October 2017 - 08:18 AM.
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