Question Windows Update then Windows Locked

May 9, 2021
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So I updated my computer with the new windows update. I restarted my computer tried to open applications and it came up with a critical process died, blue screen. The computer shut down I turned it on again and it locked Windows and my computer can't find a drive with an OS on it. Am I going to have to re-download Windows on my computer? Also, what could cause this?

I didn't unplug the computer while updating if you were wondering.

I already have important files I need saved on a usb drive but its kinda a hassle to have to re-download everything on my computer including drivers.

OS - Windows 10
Motherboard - Asrock B450M Pro
CPU - Ryzen 5 2600
GPU - RX 570
SSD (drive that had boot device before hand) - 256gb PNY SSD
 

punkncat

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The first obvious thing would be to check the connections on your OS drive.
You might be able to use the 'repair' option off a USB.

If it throws that critical process error again, see if you can get the code.
 

punkncat

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Do you have other drives in the system? Were they disconnected while you installed OS on the SSD?

If you have multiple drives, check your motherboard documents to see which/if one of the SATA ports go unavailable using an M.2 (I am of the assumption this is the type of drive being used).
 

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