Windows 10: Recover a Crashed OS Disk – My Story
December 28th 2016 just after few days on my boy’s birth, my OS disk crashed which does not tell what is happening. Everything stops here on my Primary Laptop.
I knew it had bad sectors so I decided to move on to a new SSD for OS. This is how I fixed my issue.
-Took 30 mins to go to BestBuy on my Super SUV and buy a 240 GB Scan disk SSD and small 6 screw driver Stanley box. Well I never bought anything so quick until this day.
-Replaced my laptop disk with new SSD
-Took out my Xbox USB disk connector and fix faulty OS disk in it and named it faulty disk – F
-Brought my other WD USB – Made it windows 10 bootable disk named it bootable disk – B
-Connected both to the USB port.
-Restarted the Laptop with B and went to the recovery command prompt
-Ran the following commands to check the partition and assign drive letters. Also format SSD.
Got the following
Disk 0 – SSD
Disk 1 – B
Disk 2 – F
Select disk 0
Format FS=NTFS Quick
Select disk 2
Found F disks c drive was showing Raw.
-Removed F from here and connected to another laptop
-Found it was prompting to format c drive of the faulty disk
-Ran the utility AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition 5.2
-Ran the check through this utility which shows under advance options.
-This suggested to run chkdsk /f so ran the following command
Chkdsk f: /f
-This fixed the partition.
-Now I following 2 option.
- Change the disk back to the old one and continue
- Copy all the data to the new disk which might be more fast and reliable.
-I choose to use new disk so had to run the following
-Connected the disk back to the 1st laptop which has new ssd
-Check the partition drive letter which was Y
-SSD was on Z and Faulty OS partition was on Y
-So ran the following command
Xcopy Y:\*.* Z:\ /b /c /e /h /k /o /r /x /y
-Booted from SSD
-Got the error
-Booted from B disk and run the repair your computer which fixed the boot.
-Now SSD booted the server perfectly.
This was a successful recovery which was not so hard if you know what are you doing and plan it well.
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