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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

    Capmj Thread Starter

    Jan 5, 2019
    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


    Sep 21, 2007
    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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