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About TheShadow208

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  • Birthday Apr 16, 1997

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Profile Information

  • Location
    Canton, Texas
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Technology, Computers, Gaming, Music, Music Production, Guitar, Singing


  • CPU
    Intel i7-7740x
  • Motherboard
    AORUS x299 Gaming 3
  • RAM
    16GB of Corsair Vengeance LED 3000 MHz
  • GPU
    Gigabyte GTX 970 Windforce
  • Case
    Corsair 400C Mid Tower
  • Storage
    Sandisk Plus 250GB
  • PSU
    Corsair RM850i
  • Display(s)
    ASUS VX279 27inch
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master Seidon
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 LUX
  • Mouse
    Corsair M65 PRO
  • Sound
    Creative 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home

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  1. I'm about halfway through the download on my wife's old slow laptop lol. Thats why it sucks to redo it. I think if this works and I CAN open the windows recovery options, id definitely going to try to completely wipe the drive clean, cause I know there's still stuff thats not necessary on it. I'd rather completely wipe any chances of conflicts off it
  2. I don't have the typical stick type, but I've got a USB 3 hard drive that I use for this situation sometimes, so I'm redownloading it onto that just in case. I did try removing the ssd earlier but it still gave the same results as currently
  3. Yep, same thing from both options. I'm going to try to remake my windows installation media for the 3rd time, just to make sure it didn't mess up that file or something, but other than that, idk why its doing this
  4. Step 1 - turn on the computer and go into bios Step 2 - set the boot order to load the SD card with the windows media tool on it ( I know its on there cause it was working before this endless screen started happening) Step 3 - save and restart with new boot order Step 4 - let windows load into what SHOULD be the windows installation screen, but every time I get the windows boot manager error with status of 0xc0000098
  5. I am doing that. Like I said, I've been trying different boot methods for the last 4 hours. All I have plugged in is my keyboard and mouse, the SD card, and my ssd, but I can't even boot from the SD card because no matter the configuration in the bios, it always takes me to the windows failed to start screen, I can't find a way around that screen.
  6. I can't get to that screen. Everything I try, I end up on the boot manager screen again. Thats what I'm trying to explain
  7. Yep. Thats exactly what I have on two drives, and no matter how I try to load it, I always end up on this screen. I feel like I've tried everything, been changing bios settings and trying different things for 4 straight hours. Whats weird is I have two boot options from my SD card, one of them has UEFI next to it, and the other doesn't. Both of them launch, but both end up on the same screen
  8. This is what I get anytime I try to boot from any device I plug in for recovery.
  9. Its not listed as a option at all in my bios, and now that I did what the guy above asked, my boot is like completely broken, I can't get anything to boot, not my ssd, not my windows recovery tools. Nothing.
  10. So, I used the command prompt in the troubleshooting part of the media installation, and I got denied permission on the FixBoot, and it found the windows on my C drive, but then proceeded to say the drive cannot be found lol. Wut.
  11. It seems since I reset my CMOS I have also lost the ability to enter boot manager. So now I have no access to windows either, and when I plug in my windows media, it still says the same thing. So, now I'm really lost.
  12. So, I have a Samsung 250gb M.2 with windows installed, and the only way I can boot into it is boot manager (I obviously no longer want to do this because I only have 1 OS) Everytime i try to boot into it like a normal person, I get the "Please restart and select a proper boot device" screen. The drive is currently the only drive installed, there are no USBs plugged in, and its set up properly in the bios for priority, I even tried resetting the bios and clearing CMOS. I'm at a loss..
  13. Well unfortunately I not really worried about quiet, I cant hear my hard drives or anything over my case fans as it is, and even at that. they are quiet inside my case. Really only mostly worried about how these two perform real world with games and transferring large files, and if the cache really makes THAT much of a difference
  14. I am currently in search for a new 4TB hard drive as my current 1 and 2 TB hard drives are getting really old and unreliable imo. Im stuck between the Seagate Barracuda 4TB 2017 model and Western Digital 4TB Blue. both are basically the same price at $89 the Seagate has 256 MB of cache and WD Blue has 64 MB the issue for me is Userbenchmarks has the WD Blue being better at almost everything... How? you would assume the HDD with the better specs would be the better HDD but I guess not? Any suggestions?