However, when users replace their hard drives, they may encounter numerous issues.
For example, users reported that their replaced hard drives won’t boot after replacing their hard drives.
In this article, we will show you how to fix the problem and restore your replaced hard drive’s functionality.
- The hard drive replacement process can be complicated, and it can also sometimes fail.
- Many users reported that they were unable to boot their computer after replacing the HDD.
- This can be caused by an issue with the hard drive that needs to be resolved.
- Use the Windows Boot Repair tool to fix your boot issue, and if that doesn’t work, use another solution.
Replace the hard drive
- If the new hard drive is of the same type, you won’t have to change any settings.
- If the type isn’t the same, make sure that the SATA cable is correctly plugged in.
- Restart your PC
- If the SSD is faulty, it’s best to re-image it. Connect the SSD to your PC through a SATA cable.
- Insert your Windows installation disc into the optical drive.
- Reboot your PC and press any key to boot from the disc.
- Select Repair your computer.
- Select Troubleshoot.
- Select Advanced Options.
- Select Command prompt.
- Type slmgr.vbs and press Enter.
- Select Repair.
Use fallback BIOS settings
- Press the F4 key repeatedly during the startup process
- Choose the Advanced option
- Select Fallback BIOS Settings
- Use the F10 key to save changes to BIOS
Use Probing Mode
- Press the Power button on your new hard drive, and keep pressing F2 and F8 keys.
- The hard drive should boot into Windows Setup.
- Select the Repair your computer option, and press Next to proceed.
- Enter the administrator password, and follow the instructions to complete the troubleshooting procedure.
Run the SFC and DISM commands
- Enter Command prompt in the search box -> right-click on Command prompt -> choose Run as administrator.
- Enter the command below and press Enter to run it: sfc /scannow
- This command will scan your system for corruptions and replace the corrupt files with good ones.
- After the process is finished, restart your computer and try to install Windows 10 again.