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Posted 28 September 2015 - 02:30 AM
Posted 28 September 2015 - 03:28 AM
This is similar to the problem i have had with one of my computers (see seperate thread). I ended up going around in circles before realising the only cure was a windows reset, ie reinstalling either 7 or 10 and start again. You may be able to reset and keep your data but in my case i couldnt. You say you havent got any recovery discs other than what came with the machine? If you search for 'windows 10 Media Creation Tool' you will find bootable reinstallation media for windows 10 either for DVD-R (needs to be dual layer as a standard one isnt big enough) or for a usb 'stick'/flash drive. (at least 4GB capacity). I recomend the USB option. This will allow you to boot the machine and reload windows 10. If you prefer to go back to 7 you can do the same thing to reinstall 7. These bootable downloads also contain other recovery options which are worth trying but may not work if your problem is like mine
If you havent bcked up your data you may well end up loosing it in this process. A way around this is to download a 'Live CD' of a lixux based OS and make a bootable DVD. Dont install it, just run it and you will be able to access your data nd back it up or copy it to an external source (External hard drive SD card etc). Then you can proceed with the reinstall knowing your data is safe.
I hope this makes sense and helps in some way. Others may be able to help further, i have only learnt about this recently through hard experience!
Posted 28 September 2015 - 10:25 AM
Posted 28 September 2015 - 12:48 PM
Posted 28 September 2015 - 02:34 PM
Posted 28 September 2015 - 04:02 PM
If you are talking about data files on the desktop, you do not have to sacrifice those as long as the disk in not bad. You can pull them off with a small linux distro and flash drive or by connecting the drive to another working computer. If you have another Windows 7 or 8 computer available you can use AoemiPE to build a bootable USB or disk with Windows explorer to copy your files from the drive.
Video on building the PE disk.
Posted 28 September 2015 - 05:28 PM
Posted 28 September 2015 - 11:58 PM
Posted 19 January 2016 - 08:56 PM
Ok, i have created the usb to try to recover from this, reset my bios to boot from the usb, and the system will not boot from the usb
any thoughts on why or what i can do to fix it?
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