Drive not detected..any hope?

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Hello. Last night our power clicked off for one second. No storm or rain. Nobody was on desktop but it was on. When I turned it back on it said disk boot failure. Please insert disk.
It is an Hp touchsmart 320 running Windows 10. These are the screens I get depending what I push on start up. There's also HP setup utility.
 

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Do you have a Windows 10 disk or USB flash drive with Windows 10 on it?
 

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Pc was not new when bought. I have no disks. Windows 10 installed when it came out
 

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You will need to access another PC and make a Windows 10 USB flash drive by following the steps in this video.( must be at least 8 gigabytes) :
 

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That way you can boot up to the USB Windows 10 copy and do the commands in command prompt that I will provide you to fix the boot disk failure problem.
 

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Consider buying an UPS (uninterruptible power supply). They are so useful. On a fine clear day last week, with no warning, our power went out for no more than 5 minutes. Since I have my modem, router, computer, display and printer connected to an UPS, nothing turned off.

The current one I'm using (my 3rd)
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16842301669

My 2nd one is being used in the basement. I wanted more plugs to keep more devices running.
 

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That way you can boot up to the USB Windows 10 copy and do the commands in command prompt that I will provide you to fix the boot disk failure problem.
Ok I am on advanced options page which has restore..go back to previous..startup repair and command prompt
 

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Consider buying an UPS (uninterruptible power supply). They are so useful. On a fine clear day last week, with no warning, our power went out for no more than 5 minutes. Since I have my modem, router, computer, display and printer connected to an UPS, nothing turned off.

The current one I'm using (my 3rd)
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16842301669

My 2nd one is being used in the basement. I wanted more plugs to keep more devices running.


Thanks. might come in handy in the future...if I ever have a pc to protect lol
 

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Ok. Boot to the Windows USB flash drive and enter command prompt, type : C: (enter) then "dir" (look for Windows in the directory if it's there then the command will be for C: drive) next type D: (enter) then "dir" look for Windows (normally at boot up, D: is your Windows drive) The chkdsk command should be followed by your Windows drive (normally D at bootup, it changes to C: when Windows boots up) Enter the command : chkdsk C: /f (if C: is the drive with Windows on it)
enter chkdsk D: /f (if Windows is on D: drive)((IT NORMALLY IS ON D DRIVE AT BOOTUP IN MOST SYSTEMS))
 
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okay. when going to command prompt, first thing it says is non enough memory resources are available to process this command. when punching in c: then dir
there is a long list. but nothing says WINDOWS. there is an alphabetical list of stuff
 

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NOW TRY d: (ENTER) THEN "DIR" SEE IF WINDOWS IS IN d: IT SHOULD BE IN d:
 

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You will have to go through the alphabet typing a: b:, c:, d:, e:, f:, g: etc...until you find the drive with Windows on it.
 
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