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Operating system not found + Files still there...

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#1 anxy99


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Posted 22 April 2016 - 07:31 AM

I am using Windows 8.1. After getting stuck on a Windows update screen I turned off the computer via the power button.


Long story short, when booting my laptop I get the message 'Operating System Not Found'.


However, I bought a USB HDD Enclosure and plugged it into another computer. All my files, programs and Windows files are still there.


Is there anything I can do to fix this problem without having to wipe the hard drive and running a clean install of Windows?


Thanks in advance,

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 05:13 PM

First, backup your data by copying the Users folder to the other computer.

Then install the hard drive back in the laptop.

Then run Startup Repair:  http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2843-automatic-repair-run-windows-8-a.html

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