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Tousterlad
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E:\ Downloads is unavailable

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How would I be able to delete a SSD I no longer have?  The SSD in question was erased and is now used as the bootable for a 2014 Mac Mini. Now the laptop is not only having issues opening certain games and items but when I open downloads it gives me the error “E:\Downloads is unavailable..” And when I try to reset the computer it then says “There was a problem resetting your PC”  Any fixes on how to reset the laptop?

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@Tousterlad 

The way Win10 works, is that the partition containing the OS is lettered "C"automatically and additional partitions are lettered in the order that the OS sees them.  So, if you had three partitions on the SSD, the third one would have been "E, and most likely, the Recovery partition would have been "D".

 

Now that you are using a different drive, there may no longer be an "E" drive -- but since you have not gone into Windows or your Browsers to change the default Download location, the OS is still looking for that.  You have to make those changes to point to a different lettered drive for Downloads, now.

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@Tousterlad 

The way Win10 works, is that the partition containing the OS is lettered "C"automatically and additional partitions are lettered in the order that the OS sees them.  So, if you had three partitions on the SSD, the third one would have been "E, and most likely, the Recovery partition would have been "D".

 

Now that you are using a different drive, there may no longer be an "E" drive -- but since you have not gone into Windows or your Browsers to change the default Download location, the OS is still looking for that.  You have to make those changes to point to a different lettered drive for Downloads, now.

***If my post helped, click the thumbs-up symbol to say thanks***

***Please mark Accept As Solution if my post solved your problem***

I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor represent, HP

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