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HP ProDesk 400 G2.5 Small Form Factor PC (ENERGY STAR)
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Is there a way to download a Recovery OS to a USB and install it?

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You can find it directly from Microsoft, here. Scroll a bit, to find the "Create Windows 10 installation media" option.

 

In case you need the Windows 11 file, click here, again at the option "Create Windows 11 installation media".

 

In any case, you are going to need at least an 8GB USB drive.

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That is somewhat helpful. The problem is that I am not finding anyway to access the Windows Powershell in order to Copy the ISO File from the download onto the Storage Drive. Do you know how I may be able to access Drive D from the Prompt above that is showing on the Screen?

Thanks

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If you are doing this job from a healthy computer, there is no need to download the ISO.

 

  1. Insert the USB drive to your computer.
  2. Make sure is formatted, or you do not need any of the files in it.
  3. Download the tool.
  4. Run it. Accept the License Agreement.
  5. Select the "Create installation media..." option.
  6. Make any changes you need on Language, Architecture, Edition, or leave it as is.
  7. Select USB  flash drive.
  8. Select your drive from the list.
  9. Press next and the tool will take care of the rest.

 

In case you want to "burn" the already downloaded ISO file, you will need a trird party tool, like Rufus. Keep in mind that Windows 10 media created by this tool (Rufus) require the "Secure Boot" option to be disabled under your BIOS. You may enable it again, after the installation.

 

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I did find my way into the BIOS Menu and am running a Disk Check. The Disk passed a "SMART Check" it is now running a "Long DST" 

Apparently that will take another Hour and a half or so.

I did download the ISO File in case I need to do a Clean Reinstall of Windows.

I would prefer to see if there is a way to access the Solid State Drive to Reconnect it.

The initial Error Screen read that the Device was attempting to Boot from Various Sources and then showed a MAC Address with a bunch of spinning dots. 

After that it goes to the Non System Disk Error.

Any ideas? And BTW thanks for your help and input.

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The system is trying to access any boot media from the LAN card, that is why you see the numbers. This also happens, because no O/S is found at the hard drive, which means that either the file system is corrupted, or a change has occurred under BIOS -> Boot Settings.

 

Did you make any changes at the BIOS recently? This error can also occur if boot mode has changed from UEFI to classic, or backwards. I will provide a guide, based on the HP page.

 

  • Login to BIOS by rapidly pressing F10 on boot.
  • Go to Security Tab
  • Scroll down to Secure Boot Configuration
  • Legacy Support -> check if it is enabled or disabled. Switch to opposite option and reboot.
  • If the PC fails to find O/S once again, then you should proceed with Windows re-installation.
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@DLStickler -- I am not finding anyway to access the Windows Powershell in order to Copy the ISO File from the download onto the Storage Drive. 

 

If you use File Explorer to open the folder containing the ISO, then just double-click on the filename, and Windows will launch the app:

 

Directory of C:\Windows\System32

20/11/2010 06:24 AM 91,648 isoburn.exe

 

to copy the ISO to the USB memory-stick.

 

Or, if you follow the hyperlinks provided by the Other Person, it will automatically download the file, and then write it to the USB memory-stick.

 

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@DLStickler --   it is now running a "Long DST"  Apparently that will take another Hour and a half or so.

 

That utility reads/writes "everywhere" on your disk-drive, to confirm that there is nothing physically wrong with your disk-drive.  If that test completes without error, then what you have is a messed-up collection of files that are stored on the disk-drive, as a "file-system". 

 

Compare to a 3-ring binder, full of your notes from taking a college course. If the binder accidentally opens, all the sheets of paper will fall to the floor. As you pick them up, they will probably be physically undamaged, but they will be in a "random" order. You will have to sort them into chronological order, to reconstruct your notes.  Similarly, the "check disk" utility within Windows will try to reconstruct the "file-system".  So, run (or allow Windows to run) the "CHKDSK" utility, to see if can repair the file-system. Even if the repair is successful, the contents of a few files may have been overwritten, causing Windows to crash when Windows is loading from your disk-drive.

 

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