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#1 Colebankg

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 02:24 PM

I have a laptop that will not boot from a disk or USB drive. And I cannot access the bios menu. So, I was wondering if I could get the files that are usually on the C drive (Windows, Program files, ect.) and put them on the drive through my tower. I don't know if that is possible, but if it is could someone give me a link to download them please. Preferably clean, like it had just been installed but Anything to get it working, that would great! If it is not possible, could someone please help me find another way to get this thing running.

 

 

 

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 02:47 PM

Why not download windows original iso, for example using Windows Media Creation Tool or

download using Windows and Office ISO Download Tool (current is 4.11)

and reinstall or refresh installed Windows.

  1. Get Windows Media Creation Tool - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8  
  2. Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool 4.11 - http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/download/operating-systems-distros/microsoft-windows-office-iso-download-tool-411-3330892/


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 02:55 PM

Well I can't get it do boot from a installation disk or USB drive

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 02:58 PM

Or, is there a way to use my tower to install windows onto the hardrive when it's plugged into there??

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 03:05 PM

All is possible when Windows starts. If you do not boot from hard drive, is needed to make a DVD or a USB (Note that if you want to use a USB 3, you need to add the USB 3 drivers). If you use a USB 2, there is no need to add anything.


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 03:08 PM

I'm trying to make a bootable hard drive now

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 03:42 PM

You don't make a bootable hard drive. you make a flashdrive bootable and boot TO it(the flashdrive/cd).

 

What is the model of your PC (could help us with your bios accessing issues) 

 

Also what is the End-Goal. just to get it working again?

 

EDIT: Yes you can backup your data, you just need to boot to a live Linux distro, mount your hdd, and copy/paste like normal.


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 03:54 PM

It's a Samsung NP300E5C - AO6US

And actually, is there a program or something to install windows on the hardrive that will go into the laptop. Like, let's say I have my tower, and I plug up the hard drive from the laptop, could I use a program to install windows to the laptop hardrive without touching my towers? I want to stay in my OS While doing this.

And yes, I would just like to get it up and running like it used to

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 03:55 PM

And I have made a bootable CD before, it just won't boot it. It starts up, shows the Samsung logo, and shuts off. Then repeats that. No buttons I click do anything

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 04:01 PM

Ah. for that machine BIOS should be F2 

 

And too boot from cd/flashdrive. on that machine (for most) it should be either ESC or F12 (sometimes F9 or F10) 

 

and you could but i do not recommend it because if you plug in the hdd to your tower, it could install (maybe?) but it will nto have the driver FOr the laptop. the hdd has to be plugged into the laptop so it can read it's devices and get the drivers for it. 

 

(you can make the bootable cd/flashdrive (i use Power ISO for flashdrives and ImgBurn for cd's/dvd's))


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 04:13 PM

I made a CD, doesn't work. I just finished making a USB, nothing as well. I've tried all those buttons as well. I am clueless

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 04:14 PM

All is possible when Windows starts. If do not boot from hard drive, is needed to make a DVD or a USB (Note that if you want to use a USB 3, you need to add the USB 3 drivers). If you use a USB 2, there is no need to add anything.



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Posted 27 December 2016 - 04:19 PM

Like Kaljukass had said are you using usb3(blue) or 2(black) ?

 

turn your machine off with the bootable device whether or not it's cd/usb plugged in.

 

Turn on your machine then immediately start pressing F2 & ESC. and would you be able to posta picture of what it does AFTER you tell it to boot to usb/cd?


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 04:27 PM

Sure will. Give me a second
Nothing happens :/

I am using USB 2.0

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 04:43 PM

Okay.  we could get a better idea if we could see the screen after it says it can't boot. :)


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