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Windows 8 wont start :(

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro

    Windows 8 wont start :(


    Hi there, Im using a Windows 8 Pro version which was upgraded from Windows 7 and not my windows wont start up. It starts with the logo, then I get the sour smiley. Windows automatic recovery cant help.

    If I choose System Restore, it asks me to specify which installation to use and I am unable to do that, since I cant select anything, I tried booting and pressing SHIFT+F8 with no aval

    So I decided to try System refresh, then it says "Windows partition is locked, please unlock before attempting system refresh"

    this is getting kind og annoying.

    The setup is RAID 0 with 2 disks, and as stated, the windows is starting up when it crashed.

    thx.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro


    fixed it myself, thank you
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  3. #3


    Lynnwood, WA
    Posts : 173
    Windows 8, Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by stonemask View Post
    fixed it myself, thank you
    What did you do? There might be others that run into this issue and having that information already available could possibly help them, greatly.

    Thanks!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro


    the problem was that I was using 2 2TB hard drives. and RAID 0 max size is only 2.2TB, thus I had to create 2 parititions, SCSI 1 and SCSI 2 and while in command prompt I executed the command: bootrep bootrec.exe /fixmbr and I suspect I did that when SCSI 2 was the active partition, but when I fixed that in BIOS and started Windows 7 repair console and the same fixmbr command again, it booted normally
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  5. #5


    Lynnwood, WA
    Posts : 173
    Windows 8, Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by stonemask View Post
    the problem was that I was using 2 2TB hard drives. and RAID 0 max size is only 2.2TB, thus I had to create 2 parititions, SCSI 1 and SCSI 2 and while in command prompt I executed the command: bootrep bootrec.exe /fixmbr and I suspect I did that when SCSI 2 was the active partition, but when I fixed that in BIOS and started Windows 7 repair console and the same fixmbr command again, it booted normally
    You can have a raid size (or any volume, RAID or not, really) larger than 2.2TB if you have a UEFI-based BIOS in your system.
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