Wanted to clean up my drivers - all hell broke loose!

Yesterday, I upgraded my motherboard from Intel to Ryzen and wanted to clean up my drivers while I’m at it. I had an SSD 120G which I do not use. So, I removed and formatted it to be changed with MD later on. Then, the computer stopped responding and did not want to boot. It is not a video card issue since I managed to push it into BIOS but nothing more than that. Help please! SSD is still with me, would that help?

Try to startup windows with safe mode with networking. and then reinstall your drivers from device manager

Hi @Brtiney,

I think you have accidentally deleted your System Reserved Partition which your SSD had I am just assuming I could be wrong. If this is the case try the following method to recover it otherwise you need to reinstall your windows OS.

Boot the computer using the Windows installation media for your running OS. Then on the first installation screen, press SHIFT+F10 to bring up the command prompt.

Now run the following commands at the command prompt.

  • bootrec /fixmbr
  • diskpart
  • select disk 0
  • list partition
  • select partition n (n is the Windows OS partition)
  • active
  • exit (exit diskpart)
  • bootrec /fixboot
  • bootrec /rebuildbcd

or you may try to recover the partition using data rescue software like https://www.partitionwizard.com or https://www.easeus.com etc.

My, My!
I assume you don’t have any backups? If so, I’m afraid that it’ll need to reinstall the whole thing from USB Drive/CD Drive.

So, You first need to make sure your computer is set to boot from your DVD drive or from USB. Insert your DVD or USB installation disk and restart your PC. You may find that your PC has a special boot override menu, which you can access with a key such as F10; look out for the message while your computer starts. If this is the case, press the key as soon as the message is displayed, then select your DVD drive or USB stick to boot.