My Insider Preview build laptop busted

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    It might be just a coincidence.
    Yesterday, build 10547 was installed, today system said " repair is needed and will restart afterwards".
    Then it said " unable to repair".
    I couldn't do system restore because there was no restore point available. I didn't create one. Forgot.
    I then tried Reset....... unable to because file missing.
    I then tried system image backup....... file corrupted it said.
    I then rebooted and it said " missing operating system".
    Now I am really busted !
    I then popped in the build 10532 bootable DVD and did a clean install, and at 54% it said corrupt files and aborted.
    ( P. S. it accepts the generic product key. Surprise !).

    So, I inserted my Win 8.1 bootable DVD and clean installed. That worked.
    Why did it work while bootable 10532 DVD did not? Damned if I know.
    I am now in Win 8.1 and Windows Update is downloading Windows 10.

    I wonder if I would try switching Win 10 to Insider Preview again since I already have another laptop running Win 10 Home RTM.
     
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    Are you certain that the hard drive is in good shape and free of any bad sectors or other problems?
    I can't even begin to guess why one install worked and the other didn't unless there is a problem with the 10532 DVD.
     
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    I have to wait till I do a disk check.
    I have not done a disk check for at least 2 years.
     
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    Win 10 Pro has been reinstalled via Win 8.1 Pro via Windows Update.
    It took eternity.

    I'll wait for next Insider Preview build before I consider going back to the program.
     
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