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2 hdd failures and cant reinstall windows

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Posted · Original PosterOP

so to begin with my issue i changed the storage location of nvidia experience recordings to go to one my 4tb hdd's and my pc started acting funny and froze. I rebooted my computer and took way longer to start up, logged in and then my hdd was gone from my list. went into disk manager and it was showing it was offline. tried to make it come back online with no successful attempts. at that point my computer takes a long time to shut down and start up. a day later i lose my 2nd 4tb hdd for no reason. i cant get both of them online now. so i figure ill just do a clean install of windows on my nvme to hope clean up whatever is causing this. i have tried to install it with the removable media and everytime ive installed windows i get a blue screen and tells me i need to reinstall windows on my pc. ive also had to use cmd prompt to clean my nvme and set ti to gpt as well because i was getting and error for that and now my usb drive got messed up so now im  reformatting it and going to install a new media tool to it to see if that fixes it. ive never had this serious of a problem before and i cant really think what could of messed it up. its making me think all my drives a failing and ill prob need new hdd's.

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Did you disconnect those HDDs before attempting the reinstall?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Alex Atkin UK said:

Did you disconnect those HDDs before attempting the reinstall?

not at first but i disconnected them today and tried to reinstall with the same issue of windows getting a blue screen. im in the process of reformatting my usb drive through cmd prompt and reinstalling windows on it. it wouldnt let me format it the easy way.

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What PSU?


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7 minutes ago, Tim613 said:

new hdd's.

Start with the basics.

 

Reset BIOS back to default. This means no OCing, no XMP, etc.

Ensure your USB stick has a known, good, ISO of WIn10 on it (that's important)

Unplug and unpower everything not required for botting, basically, only your boot drive, GPU, 1 stick of RAM.

When installing Windows, use the standard NTFS format.

 

See what happens, report back.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 hours ago, Radium_Angel said:

Start with the basics.

 

Reset BIOS back to default. This means no OCing, no XMP, etc.

Ensure your USB stick has a known, good, ISO of WIn10 on it (that's important)

Unplug and unpower everything not required for botting, basically, only your boot drive, GPU, 1 stick of RAM.

When installing Windows, use the standard NTFS format.

 

See what happens, report back.

So I’ve done that and I’m getting the error for gpt still on my nvme

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1 hour ago, Tim613 said:

So I’ve done that and I’m getting the error for gpt still on my nvme

Does your BIOS offer the option to use Legacy, rather than EFI?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
23 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

Does your BIOS offer the option to use Legacy, rather than EFI?

Yes it does have that option, I’ve been using efi 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I do legacy and install windows and re boot on my nvme and get blue screen 

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Can you format the drive before installation to GPT? This should be a option in the other pic you included (Delete the partition and format as GPT). You can boot Windows PE or something similar and format the drive also. 

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7 hours ago, Tim613 said:

I do legacy and install windows and re boot on my nvme and get blue screen

Yes, you are going to get that, as Windows is expecting efi format.

Just erase the SSD, don't format it, let Windows decide formats when you go to re-install


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Posted · Original PosterOP

so I couldnt get it to work still with even with disabling my lan in the bios, apparently that blue screen is from having lan or wifi enabled. I ended up throwing in my extra asus board vs the msi one i had in there and i was able to get it up and running and installed. Also my pump died on my Corsair h115i  for the second time, threw in my trusty evga one and worked fine. next im going to clear my two hard drives from the bios to hopefully be able to salvage them again and make some more partitions in them.

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