So a couple days ago my laptop started throwing up this message when it boots up!
I have no idea why it's doing this, the only thing I changed recently was to install Notepad++ & use a registry edit to make it the default "edit" program for batch files (and made Gimp the default editor for image files while I was in the reg) I don't see any reason why that would disable the drive in question, plus the laptop was booting and working normally after those program changes. The laptop was fine one morning & then the same evening starting giving me the message.
After it started showing this message, it was also taking a really long time to finish booting up & logging in. It even started showing me a blank black screen after login at one point.
(at this point I put the HDD into an external drive caddy & was able to access it & backup my personal files with another pc)
I was able to boot up in safe mode & login. After restarting from safe mode it was able to boot up again in normal mode (although it took a really long time to bring up the desktop) and noticed some problems with some files not opening & getting an error message about them being "unreadable" (the other pc didn't have any trouble reading & copying them). When I restarted the laptop again, it brought up a message that it was fixing errors on the drive, after that the files seemed to be working & readable again.
Now it has started booting up faster, close to the usual time it used take before this problem began, but it still is showing that message every time it starts up. Some programs & files are still a little "weird" acting, but mostly it's working & stable so far. I don't want to do too much to this in reinstalling programs until I get the hardware problem fixed.
My laptop is supposed to be a "hybridized" sort of system with a small SSD drive (the 29 GB one) with a larger HDD as the main storage. I didn't build this system myself, I bought this laptop from a PC dealer on Ebay, & have had it since August 2016 with no troubles (not any hardware ones at least).
I am not very experienced with SSD's & multiple drive RAID setups.
The SSD has never shown up as a separate drive, (because it was setup in RAID I presume) but I notice that in the drive properties it's showing about 30 GB less total space.
Any ideas how this drive got disabled or how to re-enable it? Has the SSD failed & need to be replaced?
Also, I have Windows 10 Pro 64 bit.
It's supposed to be on version 1607 (I have not gone to 1703 as I keep seeing people having problems with it) & the last update showing is from the end of last August.
Thanks in advance for any help!