Hard drive stuck in hibernation mode.

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    jaisonwhitekar

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    Hey guys, long story short I decided I was going to switch from Windows 10 to Kubuntu permanently. In doing so, I wipe my main OS partition and left my secondary storage HDD intact for later use in Kubuntu. Little did I know I was using hibernation to HDD in windows and now this drive won't boot unless I got back into windows and disable hibernation mode.

    This is where I realize my **** up. I completely wiped clean my original OS so now I don't have a way to access the drive. Is there any way to fix this? Can I use a secondary windows pc and disable it from there? I read somewhere that going in and messing with data on the drive is a good way to loose all the data since apparently the information on it is somewhat encrypted due to data shuffling (for hibernation).
     
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    Ben Myers

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    If you using Windows now and have a USB stick or can burn a DVD, go to
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 and download and run the Media Creation tool. It will create a bootable device that you can use to start the problem computer and reinstall Windows 10. Also, with most versions of Linux, I don't think you have to remove the existing operating system.

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    Are you able to get into a command prompt at the opening of the PC?
    If so, type powercfg.exe /hibernate off

    Never tried it from the boot command prompt, but it might work
     
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    Wolfie

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    Hi jaisonwhitekar,

    it sounds like you put the GRUB boot manager on the wrong drive (possibly your back-up HDD?), in Linux, it would be dev/sda1. If you placed it on dev/sda2 as an example, it may not boot, are you getting any messages concerning the bootloader or not?, have you tried "Boot Repair"?:

    https://sourceforge.net/p/boot-repair/home/Home/ :):):)
     
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    thankyou!! well that was usefull!!
     
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    Edit to my previous post.

    GRUB should install on dev/sda and not dev/sda1 as I posted above, sorry. :):):)
     
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    thanz wolfie!
     
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