I upgraded one of my laptops a HP Probook 65550b to Insider x64 build 17017 and noticed within Crucial Storage Executive of my Crucial MX300 system drive, that a new client and firmware where available. Installed both, restarted and all was fine.
Next I noticed that the Momentum cache was not enabled. Because of a battery present, I decided to enable it.
Did and I had to reboot. At reboot Windows 10 noticed an error and tried to repair, well, this repair when on and on, each time rebooting and trying to repair, over and over again. After 12 times I stopped and removed the drive and attached it as a 3th disk through eSata to my Dell E6400, but as soon as I switched it on, a blue screen and noise from the internal speaker and dumping and reboot plus repairing. Removed drive asap and my E6400 restarted correctly.
Next tried my Asus Z170 Premium desktop also on build 17017 and attached the drive through an usb/ide/sata adapter, same thing, blue screen, noise from internal speaker and windows dumping and trying to repair. This time it also got into a loop trying to repair. Used an usb windows 10 stick, to repair install and went back to the latest checkpoint and restored, but Windows 10 keeps trying to repair after the next reboot.
Used a backup disk with x32 Windows 7 in my E6400 laptop and I was able to connect to the Crucial ssd and I could read the disk content.
Installed x32 Crucial Storage Executive and saw that Momentum cache was not enabled, so I enabled it again and of course a reboot.
All went fine.
The HP 65550b is now upgrading to Windows 10 17017, using the old Hard disk backup, before I switched to a SSD. When that is finished, I hope I will be able to start up from the SSD, assuming system drive driver got replaced by one that supported cachin, while it appeared cache was not enabled because of a failing reboot?
If not then I am still stuck with two machines that are in a loop trying to repair.
What can I do to get Windows 10 to do a startup in safe mode?
I can boot from usb and use an OS to delete a file or maybe even edit a file, can I do anything without reinstalling two machines completely?