How to avoid HDD problems caused by Win10, in a fresh install

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  1. win8netuser

    win8netuser MDL Novice

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    #1 win8netuser, Mar 21, 2015
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    I read that many times an install of Win10 will cause the HDD to fail, rendering it practically unusable (some can still be used in Linux after that, but can no longer be seen by Windows, internally or externally).
    What types of HDD does this happen with, and what is the best way to avoid HDD problems?
    I downoaded the ISO from Microsoft a few days ago, and bought a new HDD to install it fresh, but I'm not sure how to set the HDD in the BIOS (EFI or not, etc.), if necessary to avoid having hardware problems caused by Win10?
     
  2. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    "Win10 will cause the HDD to fail, rendering it practically unusable" - What a load of rubbish. More likely people don't know what they are doing or they are trying to upgrade & it's failing.
    Put the dvd in your optical drive, reboot, hit your function key for boot menu (F11 for MSI, F8 for Asus etc..) & select to boot your optical drive in either uefi or bios/legacy.
     
  3. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    You can Boot uefi or legacy but my advice is to use uefi for install of windows 10
     
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  4. Laniakea

    Laniakea MDL Novice

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    Don't be so quick to judge, mate. This was also an issue with earlier builds. HDDs did just vanish (even in the BIOS menu) and could only be found be starting Linux. They fixed it for Samsung HDDs iirc, it's even in the changelog. Maybe it is resurfacing.
     
  5. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Never had problems with my hdd's but I can imagine that there were some problems but wouldn't that be fixed already in the new build ?
     
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  6. Vantage

    Vantage MDL Member

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    But I had this issue. I solved it. Just reset bios to optimized default settings and rolled back to W8.1.:D
     
  7. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    That problem is mainly for SSD's AFAIK!
     
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  8. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    #8 Carlos Detweiller, Mar 21, 2015
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  9. ODY123

    ODY123 MDL Expert

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    +1, for w7, w8.1 also if you have multi boot and your system is capable.
     
  10. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    OS cant damage hardware....go back to school.;)
     
  11. sh4dow_cr4ft

    sh4dow_cr4ft MDL Novice

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    I see your posts all over this forum, and you never really add to the discussion,

    you come off as pompous as your avatar, good choice
     
  12. brownimfc

    brownimfc MDL Senior Member

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    It can damage firmware, perhaps you should go back to school.
     
  13. hutclucky

    hutclucky MDL Novice

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    creat Partition (MSR): D
     
  14. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    u dont know what your talking about.....installing OS cant physically destroy hardware....and wiping a HD is not destroy it. only a military application like a EMP can do something like that.
     
  15. ibeqa

    ibeqa MDL Member

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    Win 10 works on my Atom machine like charm... plus it is the main OS.
    I have the latest official build (10041) and also had the other previous builds and never had a problem with HDD.

    Cheers
     
  16. Jari

    Jari MDL Member

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    There was something wrong even in 9926 (applied for HDD/SSD boot), even fresh installed had it (like my own case, with WD HDD) - I could not fix it - someone has fixed by Linux (respin), but it does not work for everyone (HDD was like stuck in my case) ... anyway, I made fresh install by 10041 finally, which is working well, so I am sure that a problem was OS problem (anyway, it was preview) ...
     
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    #19 win8netuser, Mar 23, 2015
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