Since no files need to be saved I boot up my W10 install and repair USB stick (free, made with the Microsoft Media creation kit which you find with google) and then do a clean install.
Hi all, I hope everyone is well
I manage to muddle through on computery things, but am I novice and its probably sheer luck, so bear with me!
I have an old Toshiba satellite laptop.. hmm probably 6 years old now, it came with windows 8.1 on it, so can't be much older, hopefully!!
(Its now running windows 10 upgrade.)
Its not used often, anymore. I keep it as a back up, and occasionally use some old software on it. Recently, I tried to turn it on as normal, and it came up with command prompt screen saying no bootable device was found. I googled the message and tried a few things (like switching boot order in BIOS, taking it out and reconnecting it), but nothing work.... HDD has failed, I thought.
I bought a cheap enclosure and have plugged the HDD into my working laptop. I can see everything on it. I have scanned it, and the scan returned as all normal. Which is great, I'll take that! I haven't lost anything. And I figure there is learning opportunity here (I just like to faff!)
But now I am not sure what could be wrong? I don't want to invest time and money into cloning the HDD if I am completely off base?
And I wondered if you lovely people would mind offering your thoughts?? Would it work on the enclosure if it was kaput? Is there anything else that would cause this issue on the laptop?
Happy to answer any questions as not sure what information would be useful!!