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#1 lewismlaw

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 11:17 PM

I recently formatted windows without having my recover disc. Big no no expecting windows to just reinstall itself...Now I'm trying to reinstall it through a bootable usb whcih I made sure to create through the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool. Now I'm trying to install through the USB and there is no option in the UEFI to do so, and I can't install through an external drive as its not an option in the recovery environment I'm getting looped in.

 

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#2 lewismlaw

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 11:26 PM

Well now I've actually gotten the USB to load but it keeps saying reboot and select proper boot device or Insert boot media? I'm very confused now.



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 11:45 PM

No one's able to help me with anything? :C



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 01:48 AM

What is the system make and model of the computer as the recovery partition could still be present which will allow you to install Windows 7 again.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 04:35 AM

ASUS X502C. It came with windows 8 the tool was just for the installation.

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 05:57 AM

Look at page 75 through 79 of the user manual here http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/X402CA/E_eManual_X402CA_X502CA_VER7847.pdf

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:05 AM

What exactly might I be looking for? The start every flash thing?

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:15 AM

Yes as that will reinstall Windows for you.

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:20 AM

I'm a About to try this. This is with the flash drive inserted?

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:21 AM

Try it without the flash drive, as on most OEM's their is a recovery partition on the drive.

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:59 AM

Ok I'm in the Star every flash screen. It shows FS0, FS1, FS2, and FS3, each containing some windows files. Where do I go to?

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 07:00 AM

Does it allow you to browse, and does it give dates?

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 07:02 AM

It allows me to browse and it shows the current bios build date and time

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 07:04 AM

I would pick FS3.

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 07:06 AM

FS3 has nothing in it...should I be concerned? thohgh I do see X502CA.Bin in FS0 is this what I need?




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