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Yeah, this is what I am not sure of, whether the SSD is just cache, or is the actual boot device.

It shows, in Hierans boot CD in a disk scan tool as an unmounted device, it does show up in BIOS as a disk device.

The terrabyte disk is mounted, but the disk manager shows some odd partitions, it was partitioned up into

windows 10, windows 7, data, linux, android,

It seems as if the windows 10, what was the original disk boot partition, has lost its MBR.

(I later put on an Ubuntu MBR on this disk, and it then booted either Ubuntu, windows 10, or windows 7).


All my data is backed up on a terabyte external USB disk, so I might just get the rescue iso off Dell, and reset the system to its original format, booting windows 10, and running ubuntu and android off VMs. Probably easiest. THe Dell hardware check, long version, didnt report any hardware issues, so it looks like the disks are OK, just the MBR got trashed.
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