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  1. primalmaverick's Avatar
    I installed Win 10 and it killed 3 external hard drives (2 tb, 4 tb, and a 5 tb) one after another because I when one crashed i had to get a bigger drive in order to do tthe long, tedious, and laborious job of data recovery after they crashed. Everytime I had managed to recover MOST of my hard drive onto another, even bigger, hard drive it would fail and all data was lost and had to be recovered AGAIN! After the 3rd attempt at it I thought perhaps it was my computer (Sony Vaio TAP 20) that was the problem so I bought a brand new Dell XPS 13 that came with Windows 8 ....I turned it on it was working great then as soon as I allowed it to do all the updates that come with a new computer (including upgrading to Win 10) when it went to reboot itself all of a sudden the hard drive could not be recognized. MICROSOFT YOU OWE ME ABOUT 2k IN HARDWARE YOU DESTROYED NOT TO MENTION A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES LOST ON THOSE HARD DRIVES ! I was a die hard windows supporter until this... Im taking this to a professional technition and then to my lawer to discuss a class action law suit! Who else is on board!?!
    kpalamel likes this.
    09-12-2015 07:57 AM
  2. dgr_874's Avatar
    Last edited by dgr_874; 09-12-2015 at 09:13 AM.
    09-12-2015 08:57 AM
  3. kpalamel's Avatar
    My computer also got the free upgrade and after exactly a month later, my computer died, now saying no boot device found. After trying various options including system recovery disk, windows 7 and windows 10 on a USB didn't do the trick to boot the system. Makes no sense. I think it was a bad idea to use their free version. May be it is to force us to buy new PC. Otherwise how so many perfectly working computers can go wrong so fast, that too exactly 31 days after the upgrade, when going back to Windows 7 was no longer an option! Class action anyone?
    09-20-2015 09:11 PM
  4. kpalamel's Avatar
    I have same problem. Microsoft is trying to make us buy new PC after killing our hard drives. NO other reasons as far as I know. NO coincidence at all. Everyone, please do NOT upgrade to windows 10.
    09-20-2015 09:13 PM
  5. Zaraki9's Avatar
    I upgraded from windows 8 to 10 with free upgrade and after getting error messages about kernel issue, now I'm getting hard disk drive error and prompting data back up to replace hard disk drive as hard disk drive replace is imminent. Windows should fix this. I demand a replacement! otherwise this will go viral and it's going to be a big loss after failure and failure of windows updates..
    10-01-2015 10:41 PM
  6. Martin Allen1's Avatar
    3 hard drives completely totalled within 24 hours of installing windows 10. 2 separate installs and one was a completely new drive. Windows 7 worked fine.
    10-22-2015 03:10 PM
  7. Mike Gauntner's Avatar
    I was running Windows XP Pro on a Dell Optiplex. It was working just fine. I "upgraded" to Windows 10
    It seemed to work fine for a couple of weeks until we had a power outage at the home on Monday, October 12.

    When the power came back on, I turned on the power of the PC. Instead of booting up to windows, the cursor flashed. I hit enter and the screen read something about repairing the hard drive.
    Since it looked like it would take a while to cycle through (from 0% to 100%) I walked away.
    When I returned and rebooted it began going through the bios screen but I got this message.
    A disk read error occurred
    Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to restart
    After doing that a few times and getting the same result, I pushed F12 during the Bios process.
    On the Boot Device Menu I ran diagnostics for the hard drive and got the following message:
    Drive 0: ST32584110AS - Fail. Return Code: 7
    --Reason Code: B9FVB91PTFE
    Drive 1: No Device
    Drive 2: HL-BT-ST DVD+/-RW GWA416B Diagnostics not supported
    Drive 3: No device
    I tried this several times and got the same result.
    Since I recently replaced the power supply, I checked all the plugs to make sure they were tight, but got the same results.
    I even put in the old power supply with the bad fan and tried that, but got the same results.
    When I originally got the computer from you I made a CD repair disk and tried to boot it from that and got this message:
    A disk read error occurred
    Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to restart
    I have since replaced the hard drive with Windows XP Pro and it works just fine.
    I won't be "upgrading" to Windows 10.
    10-28-2015 08:55 AM
  8. Scott310's Avatar
    This happened to me as well. I have an SSD drive and a storage drive. After upgrading to windows 10 it would not let me access my D: Drive and said that I needed to reformat it. I had a lot of data on it and knew that I would lose all of it. I used Stellar Data Recovery Software and was able to retrieve all of my data of of the drive and onto an external drive. After doing so I did a reformat of the D: drive and it works fine. However after the upgrade I get some random clicks from the drive which are a little concerning...
    11-10-2015 05:48 PM
  9. chuck77083's Avatar
    The same thing happened to me. I left my PC to install that stupid windows 10 update and now when my computer tryst to start up nothing happens. So I ran the diagnosis and it does not detect my hard drive!!! I'm pissed. I Paid 1200 for this lap top about 2 years ago and it was working just fine
    11-12-2015 05:04 PM
  10. msvmaier's Avatar
    Windows 10 destroyed my registry. Ckdsk repaired the disk and reported no bad sectors, only problem is that all the program files are there but the OS can't find them. Took the HD out just in case my back-up fails and I need the files someday. Took the PC outside and beat it with a sledge hammer. Really. Went back inside and sold my "fully valued' Microsoft stock, took my 1500% capital gain... and bought an iMac. I feel so clean...and vindicated. PCs have literally tortured me since 1985. I feel so clean.
    11-28-2015 09:51 PM
  11. Freaky Hacker's Avatar
    This is not a serious issue. Happened with my old computer when i upgraded to windows 10. My new one i had less than 24 hours brand new. Just reset the same way after a mysterious you need to confirm your identity notification popped up and i clicked it because why not it is windows right? DO NOT CLICK THE NOTIFICATION. I almost lost this HDD already, the same thing that happened to my old pc. I am about to go instal 8.1 again because i don't have 400$ to keep shelling out for a new pc all because windows wont fix a major issue. My conclusion? DON'T US WINDOWS 10 OR YOU WILL LOOSE YOUR HDD!!!
    ldpatterson79 likes this.
    12-11-2015 03:19 AM
  12. Sea Rothert's Avatar
    I fix computers for a hobby and have received two phone calls within one week experiencing the same problem.

    Both users recently updated their computers to Windows 10 and both hard drives failed -- I could neither repair it with a bootable device nor reset to factory defaults while 'saving user files'.

    Correlation does not imply causation -- however, in this instance it looks like to be the exception and not the rule.

    On the bright side, it's more money for me, right?
    12-11-2015 12:03 PM
  13. Gabriel-UFO's Avatar
    I have same problem, windows 10 pro x64 was destroyed my two old HDD now i use WDC WD10EZEX 1T. This is one of the best HDD and it crash, sometime i must restart the system, sometime can't accept USB HD, can't run xbox 360 for pc joypad. My motherboard is new ( Asus Z170 deluxe ) this motherboard is compatible for new SSD M.2 X32 ( SAMSUNG evo 950 pro ). I am scary buy it and instal windows 10 to this SSD because it price is around 350 euro + 150 euro for windows 10. My pc was investment 2.500 euro. I'm afraid to ruin it with this system, PLEASE MICROSOFT solve the problem.
    12-16-2015 07:48 AM
  14. ldpatterson79's Avatar
    I downloaded Windows 10 yesterday and now today my computer turned off-and came back on with a black screen asking me to put a disk in to load or something. I had no problems with my laptop before that on Windows 7, so I attribute it to the download.
    12-16-2015 07:13 PM
  15. Code5150's Avatar
    Hi everyone

    I have been in Microsoft Hell for 4 days, It destroyed (3) drives. I did find that before it says "in accessible" there is a pop up that says detected threat, also I rebooted while swapping the sata cables it sees it then after awhile same problem then it won't even see the drive...I found though that if install the drive into a XP pro Machine and don't let it scan and fix you can see the drive and back it up. Also noticed that 7 Ultimate did the same thing after 10 did it's thing. I believe that Microsoft is behind it for what ever reason.
    12-17-2015 02:35 AM
  16. AV2RY's Avatar
    I killed mine long time ago. I have two 500GB, one only OS (W7>10) and other one all media files. First one "died" - I could access it with live cd only. I bought new one, installed W7 again. Replaced all media drive with old W10 (computer could see it but couldn't open)

    Opened CMD.exe with
    chkdsk /X /F: (F is disk letter)

    It's working now too
    12-17-2015 02:58 AM
  17. cjmonroe50's Avatar
    Yes. My computer only a few years old. Upgraded from Windows 8 first I lost my emails and the new mail app sucks. Then I left, when I came home my computer was trying to reboot. After resetting many times, I took it to Microsoft store. Found out my hard drive was destroyed. There reason was my hard drive was probably weak and upgrade caused failure. Microsoft owes me 200.00 bucks. I have to get a new hard drive not to mention all the hassle of putting everything back the way it was. This is the last PC I will have. I don't know how Microsoft gets away with this!
    12-19-2015 11:39 AM
  18. Buck1981's Avatar
    Same thing happened to me. Upgraded my ASUS G74SX to Windows 10 and my Seagate ST1000LM014 1Tb Hybrid Drive started clicking and just disappeared. Drive was about 1 month old and 10 days after Win 10 Upgrade it died. I also upgrade my HP 820 G1 to Win10 (ST500LX012) about the same time and it died today as well about 1 hour after the ST1000LM014. I used an old 7200 Seagate drive to test the SATA connection and it worked fine on both machines. Both made loud clicking/creaking sounds right before they disappeared from my system. I've had HDD's crap out before, but not at the same time and under such similar circumstances. The only real variable other that these just randomly failing was Win 10.
    12-22-2015 03:47 AM
  19. notone's Avatar
    After upgrading to Windows 10 about two or three weeks after using it system started to get sluggish and about a week after that it died, my friend had a same problem, and my girlfriend started experiencing crashes and slow boot a week ago, these are all relatively new (less then years old) dell and toshiba laptops... i can't believe this is not yet addressed publicly by Microsoft??????
    12-23-2015 06:44 AM
  20. speccy's Avatar
    For some of the people saying they have problems, it would be useful to know if the drive failed or the data got corrupted, these are not the same thing. I'm not sure I buy that the drives are failing due to Windows 10, but there may well be an issue causing the data on said drive to become corrupt. Windows doesn't talk directly to the drives, it just sends commands which go through several layers including the firmware of the drive itself, so it's unlikely that Windows is directly killing the drives, if the drive has a so far unnoticed underlying issue, and then works hard for an extended period such as when installing an OS, this could well expose the problem.
    xandros9 likes this.
    12-23-2015 07:09 AM
  21. MGHGMIES's Avatar
    Me too, but only 1/3. See, I've got 3 computers to maintain (my own workstation w/ i7 CPU, my woman's [really, there is one] personal one w/ i5 CPU, and our entertainment HTPC w/ i3 CPU with a huge monitor). I've upgraded all three from win7 to win10. First my own, about 5mo ago. All is fine, no problems whatsoever. Then I did the HTPC some 2 months ago, and again, no problems. Lastly I did my woman's pc a month ago. All was well a few weeks, and then *wham* nothing works. Pc turns on, slooooowly, there's a desktop, but suddenly u can do nothing. Some features kinda works: u can move post-it stickers around on desktop, but nothing much else. I have tried everything, my whole christmas went trying to fix the pc. There's some corruptions on the C: drive (sfc /scannow, chkdsk C: /f, chkdsk /r), but nothing really mends it.
    I have built all the computers myself. They have worked for years, with new components every now and then.

    The problematic pc has:
    mainboard: Asus P8H67-M
    CPU: i5-2500K
    memory: 16GB 1333 DDR3

    The only "real" difference with the other PCs is that this one has a UEFI Bios.

    Then I erased the C: drive and installed the old win7 from an Image. All was well, the PC worked fine with win7. Then I upgraded it to win10 again... And again the same problems. Nothing works.

    So, it's not a hard disk problem. Not a drive to motherboard cable/slot problem.
    It's win10 problem.
    Could it be a UEFI problem? Because the other computers doesn't have UEFI.
    Now I'm reinstalling win10, which removes a whole lot of softwares, saving personal data, though. Let's see what happens. Will be back...

    Okay, done reinstalling. At first all worked fine, for an hour. Fsc /scannow found no faults. Started to install removed programs. Chrome was the first. No problems. Second, Core Temp. Run it, and system tilted, no response, just froze. Then forced restart, and all is fine again. Doing scannow again... Laters...

    scannow found nothing, again. Installed RealTemp, which I have on my own computer and working fine with win10. It works on this one too, no problems. Now installing latest Nvidia drivers etc. plus Spotify...

    Almost all programs installed, no problems. I think everything happened because of CoreTemp. Do any of you others with the same problems have that on your PC? Or maybe you have some other faulty programs installed that win10 won't have. Opinions?
    Last edited by MGHGMIES; 12-29-2015 at 07:01 AM. Reason: Promised I will be back
    12-28-2015 11:45 PM
  22. cjmonroe50's Avatar
    I hate to be the bearer of bad news but your HD is dead. It happened to me too. I had to get a whole new HD and of course lost everything. What a nightmare! My computer was only a year 1/2 old. Luckily I had bought an extra warranty from Costco so they put a new HD in it. I'm in the process of re-downloading all my movies again. The good news is I got my email back. I will not be upgrading again so I'm back to win 8.1
    01-10-2016 02:46 PM
  23. cjmonroe50's Avatar
    I was told that when I went to Microsoft store. If that's the case no one should take that chance. My computer was only 1 1/2 old. My advice DON'T UPGRADE! It's just not worth it and you lose your email and all the email folders. The new email program that 10 comes with does not have the ability to make folders. So if you don't have outlook mail your screwed.
    01-10-2016 02:56 PM
  24. spintowin777's Avatar
    I have downloaded Windows 10 on two of my computers. This morning, I just lost my second hard click click. after a Windows 10 upgrade. Coincidence???? I think not! I am infuriated at this moment so I am going to just leave it at that.
    Last edited by spintowin777; 01-16-2016 at 01:32 PM. Reason: no edit
    01-16-2016 01:30 PM
  25. spintowin777's Avatar
    i lost two hard drives myself after a windows 10 upgrade. I'm pretty damn sure it is the cause!
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    01-16-2016 01:37 PM
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