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Computer thinks I am using windows to go when I am not

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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Update 1

    Computer thinks I am using windows to go when I am not


    Hi All, after I login I often (it's not everytime) get a pop-up message that says
    Note. This is not a screenshot of my system just the message that pops up.
    I do have a USB 3.0 portable hard drive that I usually leave connected to my computer however when these messages started appearing I tried booting without the drive plugged in and still got the message.
    I am running Windows 8.1 Pro and have never tried creating a Windows to Go Workspace, heck I never heard of Windows to Go before this message.

    Is there anything I can do to determine why this pops up and stop it?
    The only reason I can think of is the recent changes to my hardware and software, I bought some new RAM after my old set failed and because of this I reinstalled Windows before I discovered it was the RAM giving me all the BSOD's. I also recently installed a new graphics card (the Nvidia GTX 750 Ti) however I first noticed the message before I had the graphics card.
    I have two hard drives in my PC a 240GB SSD with Windows on and a 1TB hard drive with my films, tv shows and music on.
    Thanks for any help you guys can lend me.

    UPDATE:
    I have been googling around and it seems that people with the same issue (or at least a similar one) when they take out the USB that Windows is apparently booting from, Windows crashes. This does not happen to me, I can take out my portable hard drive and Windows will still run.
    Other people with this similar problem cannot access the Windows Store from a Windows to Go Workspace. I can access the Store.
    This suggests to me that the message is just popping up randomly especially as it is not everytime I boot. Or it thinks my permanent SSD is a portable drive which I running Windows from (however the ability to access to Store makes this less likely).

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  2. #2


    Hi,
    Could you turn off file history?
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Update 1


    Quote Originally Posted by midou35000 View Post
    Hi,
    Could you turn off file history?
    I don't have it turned on
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Update 1


    Quote Originally Posted by midou35000 View Post
    I get an error message saying "This troubleshooter does not apply to your system"
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    Then run cmd as admin and type in: Chkdsk /r /f then restart your pc it will take a time to finnish scan so be patient.
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Computer thinks I am using windows to go when I am not
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