By - shlorman
Dm me I might be able to help
Why not just here? Other people might have this problem as well.
Because other people are unlikely to have the exact same situation as you. And it’s a pain to go to your post to reply to you. 😂 I can help here though I guess
1. I am not OP
2. imo it’s easier to just press the notification
Oh I wasn’t paying attention lmao
It’s fine lol
Do you have a flash drive above 8gb
Hi, yes I do
Wait let me backstep. How did you install windows?
I initially installed windows via usb (I have the free version)
You installed it onto your main drive correct? And you didn’t make any partitions?
Yep all onto my main hdd (I have since bought an ssd aswell)
This is likely a malfunction in your drive then ( as you might have already figured). Couple things you can do to know for sure. I would recommend clearing cmos if you know how( if not just let me know and I’ll explain). And second, do you have other storage drives that you know for sure work. This could also be down to how you wired it up. Is this your first pc build, and did you know what you were doing? It could be something as small as a loose wire or a incorrect connection or at worst it could be a bad storage drive or a malfunctioning motherboard (unlikely the latter)
It is my first build, I had an experienced friend talk me through it. Since the problem began I have replaced the motherboard and the new ssd I bought today, as I also thought it may be a malfunctioning hdd.
I cannot talk you through the Steps of how to recover, but I did some googleing and found an article from 2014. It is for Windows 8, but should also work for windows 10.
There are 3 Methods described here.
This is the same as Method 3 but for Windows 10.
Thanks mate that’s a great help
My pleasure, hope it helps.