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Creating bootable slave drive for transfer.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Miseiko, Nov 27, 2019.

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  1. Miseiko

    Miseiko Thread Starter

    Nov 27, 2019
    So I recently had an issue with my computer blue screen crashing on boot. It did this for around 3 days shooting out errors like IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED, INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DRIVE and a few others I don't remember. Automatic repair also blue screen crashed, a portable boot drive actually purple screened which was interesting, no error just a lot of purple and then powering itself off. With pretty much nothing left I figured it must be some kind of corrupted file so thought "Hey, lets just slap it in as a slave drive to my other pc, format it, pop it back in to its original pc and then try the boot drive." Yeah, little issue with that, forgot about USB hub drivers x.x So here's my question, is there a way to install windows 10 onto a formatted HDD running as a slave drive with generic drivers to be able to boot into my normal pc as if it were factory new? If so please help cause the only tool I found was the bootable drive one and I really want my better pc back up and running. As for anyone wondering what I was doing when it crashed, I was legit just watching markiplier scream at wade for being dumb and getting him killed, then poof, blue screens for days so no idea as to the root cause.
  2. SpywareDr


    Mar 30, 2014
    "INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DRIVE" indicates the Hard Drive is dead or dying. Test it with the manufacturer's Hard Drive Diagnostics utility to make sure it is okay. If it is 'dying', it will need to be replaced.

    No, you cannot install Windows onto an external USN drive that will then be used as the boot drive for another, different machine. One of the first things the Windows Installation Routine does is determine what hardware is in the computer and then install itself to run on that particular hardware setup. So, if the hardware is different between the two machines, Windows either won't boot or if it can, won't run right.
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