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Boot fail on powering up laptop

Discussion in 'Backup and Recovery' started by Dylan Roberts, Aug 9, 2021.

  1. Dylan Roberts

    Dylan Roberts

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    Operating System:
    Windows 10
    When boot up laptop it has this message see pic
    Boot device missing boot failed
    Hit enter it goes to windows boot manager and the only option is hit enter back to the same window
    In Boot tab in set up utility after hitting f2 in start up boot mode is UEFI however in you tube guides there’s a configuration tab which isn’t found in this utility set up
    Info main security boot exit only options
    Can’t get safe mode up
    Change boot mode to legacy save changes exit
    Power up then recovery folder missing recovery failed shows in a black screen
    Is the only option a fresh install win 10
    Most video guides show recovering files etc folders in win 10 but the user is in the desktop or os can’t get into that atall so the process is pointless
     

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  2. Tony D

    Tony D Administrator Administrator

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    Hello and welcome Dylan. This usually indicates a failed hard drive.
     
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  3. Dylan Roberts

    Dylan Roberts

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    What can be done about this knew it was an hard drive issue
     
  4. Tony D

    Tony D Administrator Administrator

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    If indeed it's a hard drive issue you can run a chkdsk on it. Be warned, if there's important info on there that needs to be recovered, messing with the drive can cause further damage.

    If you want to run chkdsk, you need to boot the computer to a Windows install disk and get to the command prompt. If you have another computer and a SATA to USB adapter, you can connect the hard drive to the other computer and run chkdsk from there.
     
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