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PilotDrake1

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So I got home today and my PC was working fine, even did a little gaming for an hour and a half. However after that I get an error from Windows saying something about fixing a problem with a drive and asked if I wanted to restart now or later. I chose now as I didn't want to be interpreted later on when I'm doing work. So the PC restarts, normal stuff then suddenly

I'm greeted with a BOOTMGR MISSING PRESS CTRL-ALT-DELETE to restart.
So thought maybe it's a temporary thing and restarted, same problem. When into the BIOS and booted directly from the boot drive...same problem.....
So I plug all the drives except the SSD and I'm greeted with a INSERT BOOT MEDIA AND RESTART screen like windows was never installed.
Proceeded to use a boot disk for system recovery to which startup and repair failed and couldn't fix... Even tried rebuilding BCD (bootrec rebuildbcd) to which didn't work and says " Element not found after the Y/N line.

I know that reinstalling windows will fix it but I want that to be my absolute last resort.

Also, couple weeks back I had to reinstall windows as a HDD I tried to fix from someone caused the PCs boot manager to be destroyed to which a reinstall had to be done, however the drive was formatted.......
Also could it be that my SSD is failing? It's only about 11 months old and is still visible on the windows installer drive selection ( Even shows the amount of space left and so and so)

Please help!!!! ,Really don't want to reinstall Windows
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do you have another pc or laptop that u can connect that drive to?
 

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Great!. now download Hard drive sentinel on your other machine and then connect your drive. Have a look at the health report first, if its all good then you can eliminate the drive as being faulty. NEXT STEP...
 

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So I plugged it into the other spare PC and got the same error message about restarting. Didn't restart this time though, currently doing what you said
 

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The health of the SSD seems to be perfect fortunately. If by bootable flash you mean Make a windows bootable USB I've already done that
 

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I suspect I might have some advice here.

I once forgot to disconnect old HDD when installing Windows on a new SSD I had bought. What I didn't know about this, was that my Master Boot Record, the main one, the one my BIOS looks for when it tries to boot, would still be the one on my old HDD.

Windows doesn't create a new one on SSD, it keeps using old drive's. (Eventually reinstalled Windows, this time disconnected HDD first).

Only way I could manage to boot was to still have old HDD plugged in(to the same SATA port it used to be in), then Motherboard would look for MBR on old HDD, find it, and happily boot into Windows on new SSD.

Hope this helps.
 

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Well guys, your help was really appreciated. Just going to reinstall windows to avoid the hassle, managed to pull Everything important from it. The odd part is the fact that when attempting to reinstall windows it said that the SSD was in MBR and not GPT which I found odd because I didn't convert it from GPT to MBR. Let me know if you guys know anything about this
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Windows 10 one of the newer updates required GPT. Maybe that is what you clicked yes for? Windows trying to make on, when it couldn't find one? Somesuch. Good luck with reinstall.
 

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Your OS is on one drive and your boot partition is on another drive. Just reinstall OS without any other drives connected.
 
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