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Failed startup / reformat


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#1 For_Muck_Sake

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 11:04 PM

I had some issues with my computer today so i did a system restore only it got stuck on shutting down for a good hour so i had to shut down manually, when it restarted it stalled on windows starting screen and i could not get past it. I've tried to use a usb with a copy of windows on it to reformat but yet again it loads the windows files then gets stuck on the windows starting screen. The usb is working as i formatted a friends computer with it last week.

When i disconnect the hdd and restart it loads the windows files from the usb and brings me to the setup page however when i reconnect the hdd while in setup it shows no hdd available to format and install on.

I beleive my issue is all down to the failed system restore creating a restore point however i have no clue how to fix it, ive also tried windows recovery with the same issue, any help would be appreciated.

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#2 For_Muck_Sake

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 06:40 AM

I solved it myself by using linux (ubuntu) bootable usb. I didn't even have to install it, you can access the os straight from the usb. I went in and saved all my files and reformated the hdd since i couldnt access it at all with windows. Then i just used the pen drive with windows on it to reinstall, hope this helps anyone in a similar situation.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 04:31 PM

Thanks for posting your self-resolution...happy computing :).

 

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