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New HDD to replace broken one. Bootable USB not working

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Capmj, Jan 5, 2019.

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  1. Capmj

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    Hi, firstly thank you to anyone reading who can help. I recently replaced an old broken hard drive. After trying to install it, I attempted to boot my pc from my USB which I had used as a bootable media device while trying to fix and reinstall Windows on my last hard drive. However, now even if I boot from my USB I receive error messages similar to "restart and enter bootable media device" or "reboot and select proper boot device". I have pressed F8 on start-up to check the boot order. I Tried with both USB priority and hard drive priority. I also entered the BIOS to attempt the same to no effect.
    I've been struggling with this for over a month now. Any help or ideas is greatly appreciated.
    Ps: I'm a bit of an amateur with both hardware and software so my knowledge to fix this is very limited.
     
  2. lunarlander

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    Was Win 10 Setup on the USB stick? If so, go download MS Media Creation Tool and it can re-generate the stick for you.
     
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