Anyways if you can assist I'll appreciate it, I tried the dispatch and no luck inget a error stating can't open bcd file which after giggling means the drive is still locked and cannot be opened
Also the mbr is just bad.
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Posted 30 April 2016 - 12:58 PM
Posted 01 May 2016 - 03:58 PM
First of all,welcome to BC !
Now can you please post back with the answers to the following questions ?
You have said it is a Dell,but please supply the model.
Do you have any valuable data on this computer ?
Do you have a recovery partition ?
Posted 02 May 2016 - 09:43 AM
I apologize, the issue has been resolved...
I will answer the questions.
1. Dell Dimension c521
Basically UEFI mode didn't see the internal hard drive anymore and only Legacy mode was able to see it. Also when I tried to create a system image in DOS from the Windows Repair disk, I was unable too as Dell wouldn't accept the image, I had to backup my data to a external in DOS and I had to reformat the C: drive and erase all 8 partitions that was on the drive.
Then I had to create Windows 8 in Legacy mode since that was the only bios that was able to see the HDD.
Then I had to convert the bios from legacy to uefi in bios
A young man from another country helped me for hours, very helpful and very appreciative of all his help.
I learned alot from him, I hope I can retain all the information.
I will use this forum more, you guys are very helpful.
Posted 02 May 2016 - 04:50 PM
Glad to hear you solved the problem, as I am supposed to be on holiday !
Just remember - make current backups of your own data on a regular basis to protect your data against the possibility of something like this happening again. You can always replace computers, operating systems and applications but once your data is gone - it is gone.
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