I'm on win 8.1 HP envy computer. The initial and current error is Aswrvrt.sys is missing or broken. Tried restore and refresh, which failed because of locked drive.
Went to unlock the drive and was out of space to make a new partition. Used the parititon that said system, assuming it was my previous use and reformatted to boot windows c drive.
I followed some video tutorial and trying recall what I've done. No idea if I unlocked any drives because the system recovery where refresh, restore, and command prompt were can no longer be accessed. If I click it, it restarts. Essentially most things I click now just restarts.
I start back with my initial error message and options to use start up settings or uefi firmware settings minus access to the system recovery as previously mentioned.
I get the feeling I'm completely screwed at this point. I think my tinkering will only cause more issues without a clear path to fix this. Last I seen my files were still there. I wanted to simply uninstall avast using command prompt and hope I can login, but now I'm trying figure out how to restore command prompt. Last time I fixed this I could access bios. This time I haven't had access to it with the known f keys to enable it.
Also do not have win8 disc, I most likely created recovery file on usb hard drive but I can't remember for certain.
Any help would be appreciated. I'm in over my head at the moment.
Edited by Cy-Ko, 20 November 2016 - 02:43 PM.