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Re: Transferring Win10 to different hardware
Reply #60 - Oct 24th, 2016 at 1:39am
 
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I multi-boot WinXP, Vista, Win7, Win8, Win10 and Linux on the same drive with BIBM. I haven't experienced your issue. I never use the Microsoft boot manager.
 
 
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Reply #61 - Oct 24th, 2016 at 10:35am
 
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Tator wrote on Oct 18th, 2016 at 11:16am:
By booting to Bart PE CD I learned the hard drive boot order had been switched in the BIOS and had to reset the BIOS boot order in order to boot Windows,

Hmmmm.....I can enter the BIOS directly during system boot by hitting the *Delete* key on my computer.  Or, I can use *F8* that brings up the boot sequence--no need to use any Bart PE CD.

Tator wrote on Oct 18th, 2016 at 11:16am:
I can fix these problems by restoring an image that was created before the problem began,

To my knowledge, restoring an image does not effect the BIOS settings in any way--the image may not have whatever software is responsible for accessing the BIOS--but the restored image would not *reset* the BIOS boot order just by restoring the image--you must be resetting that manually prior to the image restore.

Secondly, dual booting using *boot.ini* works by pointing the boot process to a specific HDD and partition using ID numbers that have been assigned to those locations.  The Windows dual boot does not use changes to the boot order in the BIOS.  So.....something else is going on with your system that is unrelated to the the dual boot software--at least as far as I know and understand!

Tator wrote on Oct 18th, 2016 at 11:16am:
I may have to revert to Win8.1 for a lasting fix if a solution can't be found for the current problem.

Here's a thought--you should be able to set an *Admin* password for the system and/or the BIOS from within the BIOS--I wonder if that would prevent the access to the BIOS form whatever software is performing that function.  If you set it for the System--then you will need to enter the password during boot.  If you set it for the BIOS, you will have to enter the password to access the BIOS.

Let us know what you find out!

(I'd be looking at programs or malware that you have installed on Win10--knowingly or unknowingly!)
 

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Reply #62 - Nov 9th, 2016 at 10:54am
 
The same problem recurred 11/5/16, I again restored the Win10 image, and on the very first startup in Win10 everything was extremely slow to unresponsive which lead me to conclude it isn't a software issue.  Then I ran chkdsk /r that found no problems.  Now bios boot order randomly changes or 1 of the hard drives is not detected in the bios.  Next I connected sata cables to different ports on the motherboard which didn't help.  Then I ran memtest86, and memory passed tests.  Finally I tested hard drives using Seagate Seatools that resulted in Disk1 passing but Disk0 failing the long generic test.  Disk1 is where WinXP is installed, and Disk0 is where Win10 is installed.  This probably explains why WinXP still runs normally while Win10 does not.

Will replacing the hard drive require Win10 reactivation, and will reactivation be permitted with a hard drive change?
 
 
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Reply #63 - Nov 9th, 2016 at 5:27pm
 
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Tator wrote on Nov 9th, 2016 at 10:54am:
Will replacing the hard drive require Win10 reactivation, and will reactivation be permitted with a hard drive change? 


No problems at all. Win10 will automatically activate on the first startup.
 
 
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Reply #64 - Nov 11th, 2016 at 5:17pm
 
About a day after replacing the drive and restoring Win10 image to the replacement drive, the PC clock was 68 minutes slow.  I'm unsure whether that's related to the drive switch or maybe a sign the cmos batter is dying.  If the battery is getting weak could that cause the hard drive test to give a false bad test result?

Also copy and paste behavior is significantly altered.  Using File Explorer to copy and paste used to show progress of the paste step on top of the File Explorer window, but now it's under that window and other windows that are open.  Could a weak battery cause this behavior, or what else might cause it?  Has anybody seen this behavior, have any idea of the cause or know how to fix this?
 
 
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