Not sure if this is the right place to post my issue, but I figured I would try here before I post in the Windows 8.1 forum.
This is the situation.
- I have a Lenovo Ideapad Flex 10 that came preloaded with Windows 8.1.
- My computer harddrive gave up, so before I attempted to replace it with a new hard drive, I created a Ubuntu live USB Drive.
- I booted the computer with the Ubuntu Live Drive in an attempt to retrieve files from the Hard drive before I replaced it.
- I bought a new hard drive, installed it and I can see it recognized in the BIOS.
- When I boot the computer up, it says no boot device detected and automatically restarts (expected since the new HD has nothing on it)
- I change BIOS settings to boot from USB drive and insert my USB Drive containing Windows 8
- The computer no longer displays the no boot drive detected, and instead asks for the name of the USB Ubuntu Live drive
- The computer does not boot from ANY USB drive unless it is the drive that contains Ubuntu on it.
- I tried to go into the BIOS and load default setup, but still no issue. Another issue I see is that when I disable USB boot and save the settings. Once the computer restarts and I check the BIOS to ensure the change has been made, it is still set to USB boot enabled. I know I am making the change correctly because other settings seem to keep... it is strange.
I guess my question is, did I somehow mess up my boot records or something where the computer is only looking for the Ubuntu Live USB Drive? When I plug the Windows USB drive in, I know it detects it, but it still asks for the USB drive containing Ubuntu only.
I'm stumped right now, because I cannot install anything on the new HD. Any insight would be much appreciated, thanks in advance guys.