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can't boot computer at all

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#1 eyiel


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 05:44 PM

Not sure what happened, if this after an update or not but it won't boot to windows at all.


I can't repair it at all. I created a installation media usb and no dice on the repair through there, the restore or anything. The only thing that works is getting to the command prompt.


I tried rebuilding the bcd etc in the command prompt with no success. It goes through the steps fine until I say to add it to the boot menu and then it says "the requested system device cannot be found".


Using the restore gets me the error "you must specify which windows installation to restore" and I haven't found a fix for that. 


I've tried resetting the computer totally and it says there was an error and no changes were made.



What I did notice when looking for an image to restore windows with (which i didn't have) is that the computer has a drive X that seems empty but that's where the command prompt takes me. There is a C drive with windows. I tried the same bcd stuff on c and nothing either. 


Right now it tells me to insert a boot media and press a key. I'm not sure how to get it to boot fro the C drive (if it's trying to boot for X to begin with) and if that would work. 


This computer was built by a friend. It's an intel and that's all I know about it without being able to access anything.


I'm at a total loss :(





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#2 britechguy


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 05:47 PM

I am escorting you over to the Windows BSOD, Crashes, & Hangs forum, which is where you will get the help you need.


Although you've been thorough, also take a look at the pinned thread for this forum,  

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 & Vista

and add any information requested that you can.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:23 AM

X: drive is the RAM drive that Windows RE/PE uses.  That way the RE/PE is able to perform work on the C: drive (as it's not in use).


I would start by running these free, bootable hardware diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/initdiag.html

Please use the MemTest86 and not the MemTest86+ - as the first one will boot on all systems.
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#4 eyiel

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Posted Yesterday, 11:31 AM

I got the memtest to run and it did 11 passes, no errors.

I couldn't get anything else to work.

I can't really tell you what make and model, we bought it off someone to threw it together. It's an Intel and I think it had windows 8 on it at the time.

I don't know where to go from here. Any help is appreciated, can't really afford a new one. All my husband does on it is play WoW.

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