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Cannot boot from hitachi hard drive

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#1 irvineboy


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Posted 07 August 2018 - 09:23 PM

My old asus laptop died.  I removed the hitachi HD and am using a 2.5 to usb 3.0 SATA to attempt to reboot directly from the HD so I can transfer my files.  At first, it wouldn't let me so I had to disable the "secure boot control from the BIOS


Now, when I try to reboot, it is giving me this Windows Boot Manager error.  My old Asus laptop never came with a windows disc.


Windows failed to start.  A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.  To fix the problem:
1) Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2) Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3) Click "Repair your computer".
If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
File: \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000000d
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.

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#2 opera


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 12:51 AM

Have a look here at proposed answer




Not sure if it will help as it mentions Win 7


A Win 10 boot disk/usb can be downloaded from Microsoft free.

#3 SleepyDude


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 03:17 AM

@Irvineboy: Moving the HDD to an external drive and try to boot the Operating System in another machine will not work for several reasons, one is that when the system start to boot it will load drivers for the old Asus that most likely will not work on the new machine...


You should let the working computer boot normally and connect the HDD as a external second drive then you can locate your files on the disk and copy them.

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