In desperate need of some help here, any advice massively appreciated - I installed windows 8 as dual boot alongside windows 7 on my laptop, (dev build) and having played with it for awhile decided to delete off my hard-drive...
(Long story short, formatted whole harddrive yet windows 8 error message from dual boot screen prevents me from doing/accessing anything)
So I formatted the partition with windows 8 on it.. And carried on using my laptop fine, watching movies, browsing the net etc, turned off laptop and the next day on trying to boot, the screen went straight into a windows 8 blue screen that states 'error oxc000000f' windows recovery environment' your pc needs to be repaired, a required device isnt connected or cant be accessed. You need to use the recovery tools on installation media.
Press enter to try again. Press F9 to use a different operating system.
Neither of these options do anything, the button presses result in a quick black screen flicker and that is it. For some reason it also wont let me access the bios or boot order menu..
So I was stuck with a responseless laptop that seemed to be stuck on the windows 8 dual boot gui error message screen, that prevents me from loading my windows 7. Even though windows 8 partition was wiped from hd.
I cannot boot from disc which is another massive problem, it just wont let me do anything and its infuriating, especially with lots of assignments due in over next couple of weeks at uni!
Eventually I took it around to a friends, removed the hard-drive, and tried accessing bios that way (doesnt work). boot order has to be done in an os through toshiba software.
Iv tried running/installing windows 8 again just to even be able to boot into an os, windows 7 startup repair and supergrub, but its all irrelevant as I need to do this stuff on my harddrive, and cannot connect it to the laptop because then i just get the windows 8 screen.
So I decided to format the whole harddrive, wipe everything, clean install.
I just put the harddrive into my laptop and it loaded up the bloody windows 8 error screen thing.
The hard-drive is empty!! I cant do anything and the harddrive is a clean slate I dont understand how windows 8 has completely messed up the harddrive..
Im currently trying to install windows 7 on it, by removing hd, then putting it back in once the disc boots up, just to let me past the error screen. Also of note is I put the hd in my friends pc and all files were in there and intact before formatting.
Sorry for the really long scramble of a message, just dont know wht else to do to try and get this windows 8 error screen to go away. Any help greatly appreciated or any advice at all?
I have a toshiba satellite l7-55 that came pre-installed with w7 64.