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Did moving files destroy my Hard Drive

TszrivanTszrivan Member Posts: 4 New User
i have an Aspire v 17 Nitro Running windows 10. Never had any issues until today, when I noticed my C: drive was full. The D: drive was completely empty, so I wanted to move the folders that took up the most space Program Files and Program Files (x86). So I copied them to the D: drive and waited for it to fully load so I could delete the folders in the C: drive.

Retroactively I know it was a dumbass move, because System Files are in those folders.

What happened was the copying process was finished and my laptop promptly crashed, only showing a light blue screen that told me a restart was necessary, it had a QR Code on the screen, but my laptop made a terrible sound, so I wasn’t able to react calmly, instead I pressed the power button for a forceful shutdown to make the noise stop. 

After turning it back on it was stuck on the Acer logo for a long time. Then it showed me “no bootable device”. I opened up setup utility. HDD1 showed no serial number or model name. HDD1 did show both.
How do I fix this? Did I destroy my computer because of a dumb mistake?

FAQ & Answers

  • philetusphiletus ACE Posts: 4,757 Pathfinder
    Sounds like you moved the Windows. Easiest way would be take out the  drive and connect it to a computer and move them back. Do you have a
    Windows CD you can boot from? Do you know how to move files and folders in DOS?
  • TszrivanTszrivan Member Posts: 4 New User
    Thank you for answering! I’m glad it may not be completely hopeless

    Unfortunately no to all of those. I don’t even have a disc-drive. With detailed instructions I could do some stuff, but I am not proficient at all. Taking out the drive would be a pretty risky thing for me to do, since it breaks warranty and I don’t even have the tools.

  • philetusphiletus ACE Posts: 4,757 Pathfinder
    Download Media tool to your deshtop.   https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10  Before you start, Open this page and follow along
    https://www.partitionwizard.com/clone-disk/windows-10-media-creation-tool.html  This is instructions for the tool. Double click the tool. Skip #1,2 you're doing it. #3 Accept #4 wait #5 Create Installation media  next screen click ISO File and download to Desktop. Burn ISO to DVD. Let me know when that's all done.


  • TszrivanTszrivan Member Posts: 4 New User
    It’ll take a while because I don’t have easy access to a desktop right now, so I’m sorry that I can’t get this over with quickly 
  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho ACE Posts: 64,725 Trailblazer
    It may not be necessary to create an iso. What happens when you press alt + f10 before the Acer logo? It probably won't work, if you've deleted the files.
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  • philetusphiletus ACE Posts: 4,757 Pathfinder
    I was thinking that because you said “no bootable device” that alt + f10 wouldn't work so I agree with egydiocoelho, it's worth a try.
    If not, when you burn the iso to disk, you must select Write image file to disc in whatever burner you're using.

  • TszrivanTszrivan Member Posts: 4 New User
    Hello!
    I brought my laptop to the store I bought it from and they fixed it for me! Turns out my drive was indeed broken, because they replaced my SSD. This was definitely something I couldn’t fix on my own. 
    Thank you for all your advice!
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