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How do I get my Windows 10 computer to boot past "Recovery"

by mattsonberg / August 16, 2015 12:49 PM PDT

I'm in quite a jam here. This is my main workstation and I haven't been able to get past this "Recovery" screen on Windows 10.

I updated to W10 the other day from W7 Pro 64. - All good seemingly
I removed a physical drive that was failing and replaced it with a new SSD SATA drive
At first reboot it sent me to the Recovery screen.
I've burned a recovery/repair disk to DVD and have tried running the repair utility and it says it cannot repair the issue.
I've also seen a screen from ASUS - Loading Asus Express Gate, but it just hangs there and won't continue on past it.
I've tried disabling Express Gate in BIOS - it still hangs on the loading screen
I've tried setting my BIOS time to 2014 as I saw in another thread.
One of the options in the repair module was to "reset" and it said that the drive was locked. So I tried to pull up that drive's settings in cmd and wasn't able to get to it.
All devices have been removed except for the USB keyboard, SSD drive with the OS, 1 stick of RAM and the monitor.

Any assistance here would be amazing.... please.

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This won't be amazing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 16, 2015 12:53 PM PDT

Usually by the time I see a failure like this we have to backup what has no backup and reinstall. You've tried the usual boot and repair but it's unclear what it couldn't fix.

However there was that time I found less than 1GB free on the boot drive. Cleared off some space (10GB) and then it came up.

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So it sound like cloning didn't do a good job.
by Oldartq / August 16, 2015 8:21 PM PDT

Try putting the old drive back and see what happen? Or you might try google on "lock drive" and see what comes up. There are some fix there but don't know if it will help you or not. Good luck.

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