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    Default Computer crashed and D:/ disappeared along with reboot issue

    Not sure if I posted about this before but it is a ongoing issue with my computer.

    It hates to reboot, I don't know why but it takes sometimes multiple tries to reboot and start up again sometimes for over an hour.
    Often I have to remove my keyboard/mouse and plug in a generic $20 set to get the machine to reboot and I am fed up with this.

    The reason I am enduring this today is because the computer crashed on me. just died even Task Manager would not work, when it restarted and this time it restarted fine, my D:/ was missing, there was no indication of a problem with the drive, all the connectors are fine so I figured a reboot would probably sort it out. Now because I can't reboot I do not know if there is a problem with my D:/ or not but losing D:/ would be worse than losing C:/ for me.

    All of the My folders are there, as well as all of my gaming data, the actual game installs are elsewhere but without the data they are blank, no character saves, no game saves, no mod files all on D. The worse part is my backup is also physically on D as a partition of it.

    I am happy to listen to any advice anyone has but I think it might be best to have someone look at it, to that end I am looking for a on-site tech or company in Christchurch that can come to me to sort this out. Any recommendations or referrals, please feel free to refer yourself if you are a tech.
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    Default Re: Computer crashed and D:/ disappeared along with reboot issue

    We have had good service from PCGuru, Thomas & Penny.

    Will have to get them to fix my old XP desktop, believe it or not it just crashed and it holds the networking controls.

    lurking.

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    Default Re: Computer crashed and D:/ disappeared along with reboot issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Lurking View Post
    We have had good service from PCGuru, Thomas & Penny.

    Will have to get them to fix my old XP desktop, believe it or not it just crashed and it holds the networking controls.

    lurking.
    Seems to be a day for it.
    I got this computer running again, using it right now and D:/ has returned.

    Still I have to get this reboot issue sorted once and for all so yeah.
    Is PCGuru on this board?
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    Default Re: Computer crashed and D:/ disappeared along with reboot issue

    DeSade that worked ok.


    Will let you get in first, have to figure out what we want in way of W10 & XP dual boot.


    lurking.

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    Default Re: Computer crashed and D:/ disappeared along with reboot issue

    Silly question maybe.
    What is the operating system, and is it up to date?

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    Default Re: Computer crashed and D:/ disappeared along with reboot issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Driftwood View Post
    Silly question maybe.
    What is the operating system, and is it up to date?
    Windows 10.0.17134 Build 17134
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    Default Re: Computer crashed and D:/ disappeared along with reboot issue

    Just courious, Is this the install that was cloned /Imaged from a previous Working PC OR a complete brand new fresh install ?
    Update / Upgrades = Replace old bugs with new ones.

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    Default Re: Computer crashed and D:/ disappeared along with reboot issue

    Just bye and bye, you do know of course that that is an old build, not that that will have any bearing on your problem. You also do not indicate if D: is a separate drive or and extra partition on the C: drive.

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    Default Re: Computer crashed and D:/ disappeared along with reboot issue

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    Just courious, Is this the install that was cloned /Imaged from a previous Working PC OR a complete brand new fresh install ?
    Fresh install

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    Just bye and bye, you do know of course that that is an old build, not that that will have any bearing on your problem. You also do not indicate if D: is a separate drive or and extra partition on the C: drive.
    No
    I install every patch that comes along so assumed it was up-to-date

    D and G is a separate physical hard drive partitioned into two, D is my primary data drive and G is my backup drive.
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    Default Re: Computer crashed and D:/ disappeared along with reboot issue

    Quote Originally Posted by DeSade View Post
    Seems to be a day for it.
    I got this computer running again, using it right now and D:/ has returned.

    Still I have to get this reboot issue sorted once and for all so yeah.
    Is PCGuru on this board?
    No, they moved from Woolston to Burnside.

    Their email address: ch.pcguru@xtra.co.nz

    Last used it in Dec 2017, so hope it still works.

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