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  1. Good morning Maurice, I trust you are keeping well. I am not sure if you are able to follow through on my support journey but let me explain where I ended up and hopefully you can provide guidance on whether or not i need to reverse the command prompts i.e the 2nd & 3rd commands meant to insure there is an enhanced advanced boot options available. So I created a USB W10 installation media as advised but also decided to install the W10 OS on a new Samsung SSD for contingency (i will come back to this backup solution later as I do have a working system and the Samsung SSD is nice and fast) We stopped communicating when i encountered anomalies so i will run through these in case you have an insight which escapes me: 1 So for contingency/ backup I successfully installed W10 on the Samsung SSD (everything else was disconnected as advised) and then I re-connected my old hard drives using Data connections lower in the pecking order assuming they would be readable. I ensured the Boot config read from Samsung SSD priority 1 and W10 continued to boot off the Samsung SSD so I could copy across the files and info from my old hard drives. 2 The old hard drives were visible in the directory but it would not allow me to copy anything from the Admin user (my main user account) and therefore I couldn't read the majority of data files I needed. I concluded that it would be impossible without Dr Solomon type breakin tools which i didn't have, so I am stuck. 3 When I next attempted to Boot my system it switched/defaulted to the old hard drive (the one I had just reconnected to read the admin user data files). I had checked the boot order with F12 and it definitely said P1 was the Samsung SSD. Bizarrely the system decided to try and boot the old W10 which had all the original problems and it just kept looping saying unable to start the PC, attempting repairs, diagnosing faults, couldn't find anything but would not start. 4 One option available under troubleshooting was the choice of resetting my PC; keeping all my personal data and files, just loosing all my apps by re-installing W10 (on the original faulty 😄 drive). So I gave it a go .... at least I thought I may have the opportunity to access and save all my Admin user files to the Cloud and then transfer them or just access them from my new Samsung SSD operating system as required. It did successfully re-install W10 on that original drive BUT it lost a significant number of files in my personal directories and download folders. So I was defeated after all and I am assuming the data may still be there but the file system has not indexed it when I followed reset procedure, so the data is not accessible to me. So Step 3 is now a repeatable problem which I don't understand. If I just connect the Samsung SSD only it works perfectly but IF any other devices (including an external USB) are attached including any of my old hard drives it fails to read from the Samsung SSD (the priority in Boot Config is still P1 Samsung SDD) and tries to boot off the other hard drives ... either the old W10 or an external USB . I really don't get it. To make use of these old drives Perhaps I now need to reformat them and wipe the operating systems but why does it insist on trying to boot from these old HDD's when my boot config points to the Samsung SSD !! My primary question relates to the changes made early in our dialogue, i.e the 2nd & 3rd commands meant to insure there is a enhanced advanced boot options available. DO I need to reverse these .., if so HOW ? Anyway I thought you might have some bright ideas please.
  2. Thank you Maurice. It is the last sequence of images which illustrates the troubleshooting option that is simply just taking round and round in circles and irrespective of safe mode or other choices it just reverts to Automatic Repair and then back to the first screen. that has been my dilemma, how to exit this loop ??? as for the Bios screen would it allow me to boot from USB if inserted first and then would I be able to access advanced start up which is what we trying to achieve yesterday?.
  3. Hope all is well with you Maurice, I imagine we are facing a rebuild which I really want to avoid. in the meantime I have progressed a little but please advise if you think it helps with the way forward. i removed and reinserted the cmos battery from the motherboard and have now got a new start up screen. I did not have the USB or any other peripherals attached when I powered up. Do you think w3 can work with this screen ?
  4. Have followed your guidance diligently including removing the usb. black screen with W10 allows me time to key F8 and the options listed are attached below. tried safe mode with networking several times and other options and regardless the PC loops back to Preparing automatic repair/ diagnosing your PC and then the same blue screen telling me it has failed. I am stuck in the same loop.
  5. Ok I have just selected Reply to this thread ... didn’t use the quote ? Have followed all the instructions for my PC as stated and inserted the USB. On boot up the only option is Windows 10, I assume it is not seeing the USB as bootable yet. pressed F8 and selected f5 which is The safe mode with networking. The PC goes through the same loop again and ends up with Automatic Repair, Your PC said not start correctly. am I missing something? Maybe the USB needs to be in a different slot ?
  6. Ok understood will do. I now have the usb so should be able to report back this afternoon. The restore Point date was 6/16/20 at 1:30 am
  7. Next step Run rstrui.exe was OK it found my restore point 6/16/2020 and recovered my system to that RP. see images below: After the restore appeared to complete successfully the Restart repeated the same original problem and I have tried all troubleshooting options and I cannot escape the automatic repair / failed to start loop. Back to square 1 ?
  8. Ok thank you, Here are the results so far, not successful atm
  9. Thanks Maurice, really appreciate your support, Yes I will try that again in the morning (12pm here). For clarification are the previous commands in lines 2 and 3 a prerequisite for the recovery procedure. i.e can I shut my PC down and start out fresh 2moro ?
  10. Ok can I catch up 2moro, getting late here and I need my bed ! will leave command prompt window open.
  11. Yes 2nd & 3rd commands re meant to insure there is a enhanced advanced boot options available worked, 4th line failed. i am nervous about restoring from a previous backup because many recent backups reported failure and I never investigated why ! is there a next step from the command prompt ?
  12. Umm quite strange, I get the same response.... no instances available
  13. Response: after first command No Instance(s) Available And then back to the command prompt X:\windows\system32> Should I change directory first ?
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