I have a Windows 10 Home Edition laptop
Version 10.0.14393 Build 14393
I was trying to install remix os on it, and ended up messing it up so windows wouldn't boot.
The problem occurred when I was using EasyBCD 2.3 and I clicked the "BCD Backup/Repair" button.
I accidentally hit "reset bcd configuration selected instead of re-create/repair boot files.
Because I was trying to get remix os to show up in the list when booting up the computer, and I thought that would help.
A window came up and I ignored it, like an idiot. I now see that I should have read it because it says "you must at least add one entry or else your pc will not boot"
But I ignored it thinking it just said something like the operation completed successfully.
So I of course rebooted my computer, which then led me to not having a computer that'd boot.
I however have a flash drive that I made using the microsoft media creation tool.
So I searched and ended up fixing it by following directions here http://www.screwloose.com.au/windows-10-bootrec-the-requested-system-device-cannot-be-found
I tried a few other methods before finding the one above, but they didn't work, and I don't remember what I tried.
I still want to install Remix OS but it fails. (see screenshots please)
So I figured I'd just reinstall windows or whatever.
So I plugged in the flash drive, rebooted the computer, pressed F2, entered my BIOS password, then went to a spot where it said boot override, and I selected UEFI: Patriot Memory PMAP.
Then the computer booted from the flash drive or whatever.
I clicked "Install now"
It gave me two options. The top one said "Upgrade: Install windows and keep files, settings and applications.
The files, settings, and applications are moved to Windows with this option. This option is only available when a supported version of Windows is already running on the computer."
So I selected that one. Because the bottom one said stuff about how it doesn't keep any of that.
After selecting it I got a windows that comes up saying " The computer started using the Windows installation media. Remove the installation media and restart the computer so that Windows starts normally. Then, insert the installation media and restart the upgrade. (Do not select custom (advanced) to perform an upgrade. Custom (advanced) installs a new copy of Windows and deletes your programs and settings.)
So then I restarted the computer normally without the flash drive inserted. I logged in. Clicked the settings gear/icon, then clicked update & security, then clicked Recovery. I clicked the top button that says "get started" under where it says "reset this pc"
I chose the "keep my files option. It then briefly says "getting things ready, this won't take long"
Then a window comes up saying "Could not find the recovery environment. Insert your Windows installation or recovery media, and restart your PC with the media."
I am so confused.... isn't that what I did when I booted from the flash drive, then selected install, then told it I wanted to keep my files, settings, and applications?
I have also attached a copy of the "remix os install log"
I also notice I have a lot of partitions, and I don't think I need all of them. Like why are there so many recovery partitions? How do I fix Windows Recovery Environment?
Edited by thatoneguyyep101, 07 March 2017 - 11:06 AM.