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Topic subjectRE: Computer won't boot with second HDD attached
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567055, RE: Computer won't boot with second HDD attached
Posted by Chickenman, Sat Oct-16-21 04:27 AM
Sorry about the delay in replying. Have to postpone trying second HD. While this was going on, my Free Windscribe (VPN) was cutting off. Reported it to Windscribe and they were trying to fix it. Anyhow, dont' know what they did but my Internet stopped working, Called Mediacom and they started trying to fix it. In the interim, Microsoft insisted on updating my OS. They insisted in order to shut down my PC. All of this action has taken a toll on my OS and now many things won't work. Like the printer. The pity is I backed up my system on 7-1-2021 with Aomei Backupper and I cannot get Aomei to restore the backup. Will submit this problem as new later.


What do you mean " Microsoft " insisted on updating your OS? Are you saying " Windows Update activated " and did its normal annoying Update at the worst possible time? ( That can be delayed or set to a specific time )

Or did you get a " FAKE " get a phone call from Microsoft saying that you must update your OS. Those are an outright scam and involve allowing an outside source to hack your PC via Remote Networking it.

Microsoft NEVER calls people by phone. Never EVER!!

Do you run a Malware Scanner such as Malwarebytes. If not... do so. Choose Custom Install and DO NOT install the " Free Trial Pro Version ". Deselect that box and only install the normal " Free Version ". The Trial Pro Version has a time limit. Generally a month. The " Free " Normal " version has no expiry date . You just have to scan manually.