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Operating system not found + Files still there...

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    Operating system not found + Files still there...

    I am using Windows 8.1. After getting stuck on a Windows update screen I turned off the computer via the power button.
    Long story short, when booting my laptop I get the message 'Operating System Not Found'.

    However, I bought a USB HDD Enclosure and plugged it into another computer. All my files, programs and Windows files are still there.

    Is there anything I can do to fix this problem without having to wipe the hard drive and running a clean install of Windows?

    Thanks in advance,

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Do this:

    How To Use Command Prompt To Fix Issues With Your PC's Boot Records

    These commands usually do the trick:

    bootrec /fixmbr

    bootrec /fixboot

    bootrec /scanos

    bootrec /rebuildbcd
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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