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Scout44cav

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Hello everyone,
I have a laptop that will give me the blue screen when booting up. The code given states that there is an issue with a boot drive missing or something along those lines. I was going to buy another drive and install Windows on it but I had a thought and wanted to see if it could be done. Once I back up all files from my current drive and completely wipe it, can I then re-use the same drive? (I already have a Windows 10 OS on a USB drive to boot with.) I would rather spend 40$ on a transfer cable than 100+ on another drive if I could.
 

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If that hard drive does have a problem then using it again is not a good idea.
 
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I would rather spend 40$ on a transfer cable than 100+ on another drive if I could.
100$+ for a new HDD is a rip off, a 1TB WD Black will only cost you around 67$ from here (free shipping).

Back up your data as a priority then post back and have someone help you with checking out your present HDD.
 
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Check your existing drive's thickness! The 2.5" drives come in several thicknesses, typically measured in mm. Be sure your intended replacement drive is not too high!
 
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