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#1 jimlau

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 02:05 PM

I tried to install W10 on a second hard drive while my main HD was connected. Major problems now.

 

I could not reboot my main HD, and I could not boot my second drive. I wiped my second HD and tried to install W10 again, but no luck.  Tried to repair my main HD with a USB drive with W10. No luck. Got an error.

 

Somehow I finally got my main HD to reboot. I'm afraid to reboot now. ;)

 

Not sure if I should unplug my second HD I tried to install W10 on while computer's running. Trying to go to previous build didn't help. Think I may have a system image on  an external drive. If I boot from my USB and plug in an external drive with that backup image, will that re-write my main drive completely and take me back to that system image state? System Reserve and all?

 

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 02:39 PM

I tried to install W10 on a second hard drive while my main HD was connected.

 

 

what is your reasoning for this?



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Posted 15 March 2018 - 02:41 PM

 

I tried to install W10 on a second hard drive while my main HD was connected.

 

 

what is your reasoning for this?

 

It's a pain to unscrew my M.2 drive. I want to run 2 separate HDs since my second computer conked out.



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Posted 15 March 2018 - 02:51 PM

It's a pain to unscrew my M.2 drive. I want to run 2 separate HDs since my second computer conked out.

 


 

 

 

 

you want to run two seperate hard drives with the same OS on them...on the same computer?

 

my original question still stands......

 

what is your reasoning for this?


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 02:59 PM

 

It's a pain to unscrew my M.2 drive. I want to run 2 separate HDs since my second computer conked out.

 


 

 

 

 

you want to run two seperate hard drives with the same OS on them...on the same computer?

 

my original question still stands......

 

what is your reasoning for this?

 

Not sure why that matters. I have 2 HDs, 1 mine, 1 my wife's.



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Posted 15 March 2018 - 03:03 PM

Not sure why that matters. I have 2 HDs, 1 mine, 1 my wife's.

 

 

 

 

it matters because there is no reason to have two bootable hard drives in the same computer, with the same OS on them......it just makes no sense....but hey, whatever floats your boat


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 03:07 PM

so

 

 

Not sure why that matters. I have 2 HDs, 1 mine, 1 my wife's.

 

 

 

 

it matters because there is no reason to have two bootable hard drives in the same computer, with the same OS on them......it just makes no sense....but hey, whatever floats your boat

 

 no help?



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Posted 15 March 2018 - 03:17 PM

so

 no help?

 

 

 

LOL....help with what?

 

you haven't explained what it is that your trying to accomplish



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Posted 15 March 2018 - 03:22 PM

 

so

 no help?

 

 

 

LOL....help with what?

 

you haven't explained what it is that your trying to accomplish

 

see first post : "If I boot from my USB and plug in an external drive with that backup image, will that re-write my main drive completely and take me back to that system image state? System Reserve and all?"

 

I am trying to explain what's happening, and to figure out what went wrong, and how to repair, as nothing was working. Startup repair did not work.  How do I fix Windows 10? Do I have to go back to a full system image? Since I'm on now, is there a simpler way to save a back-up that doesn't make it such a huge file?



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Posted 16 March 2018 - 08:27 AM

this is my current status.  anything obviously wrong that would cause a boot issue?

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 09:00 AM

If you are sharing this computer with your wife and wish to keep a separate partition for each of your personal files on a second hdd/sdd I can appreciate where this could be convenient.  You both could have a partitions to keep your personal files on while sharing the ssd that the Windows 10 operating system on.  Many of us who are using a comparatively smaller ssd (120GB in your case) for our Windows 10 operating system utilize a second drive (ssd or hdd) to backup our personal files.  In view of the size of the ssd this would be a good option for you and the wife.


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