Question

Help Pc in srt.trail

I just got done building my pc and it was fine but Windows 10 kept freezing and it got so bad that I had to system restore every time so I decided to Rest my Pc and Remove everything. I'm now always prompted srt trail etc etc. I can't rest my pc anymore my hard drive is locked, I can't restore (obviously) and I can't even load into safe mode or anything Windows is basically always diagnosing my pc and I end up on the Choose an option screen. I then tried installing Windows 10 and I enter in my product key I go to custom and my hard drive and I can't download it because it has an MBR partition table. I didn't encounter this before when I first installed Windows. I can't format it either with the format button What do I do now.
My Mobo is a gigabyte z170xp-sli
Hard drive is a segate
Cpu Intel 6500

Discussion is locked

Follow
Reply to: Help Pc in srt.trail
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: Help Pc in srt.trail
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Comments
- Collapse -
Answer
Re: what to do now

First read http://gadgets.itwriting.com/3085-when-windows-8-will-not-boot-the-automatic-repair-disaster.html . It says to look at the contents of the log file to see what's wrong and if you can fix it. Boot into a Linux disk or stick to do that..

If you can't fix it, remove all partitions from the drive (can be done from Linux also). Then see if Windows will install from the disk again. If not erase the disk using a program like DBAN and try again.

The alternative is to install Windows on a new disk, put this disk in an enclosure and try to fix it later.

- Collapse -
Answer
There are many possible causes.

Over the last year I encountered a lot of Seagates that causes such lockups and reboots. Very odd and stood out as it seemed well above normal.

So I had to google a little about https://www.google.com/search?q=srttrail.txt+windows+10 to refresh my memory. The posts there do give me hope it could be the HDD.

But look in your srttrail.txt file to see what it gives as clues.

CNET Forums

Forum Info