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Stuck at recovery environment.

  1. #11


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    attempting to run Windows Consumer Preview


    I made it! Windows are working! I just realized that I was always booting from C: partition, and not from System reserved! Yay!

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  2. #12


    Posts : 146
    attempting to run Windows Consumer Preview


    Tnx fafhrd for your help...
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  3. #13


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Not sure I did anything, but well done!
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  4. #14


    Posts : 146
    attempting to run Windows Consumer Preview


    Now I have another question. I can boot Windows through iatkos cd, but when i boot up the computer normally, it stops working after it says Verifying DMI pool data........
    Do you know how could I fix that?
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  5. #15


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Boot your windows thru the Iatkos CD, then from an elevated command prompt


    • bootrec /RebuildBcd
    • bootrec /FixMbr
    • bootrec /FixBoot

      BCDBoot c:\windows /s c:

      If you get to boot after that, run SFC/scannow from an elevated prompt to repair any system files that may be damaged

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  6. #16


    Posts : 146
    attempting to run Windows Consumer Preview


    Bootrec not recognized as internal or external command, operable program or batch file
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  7. #17


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    My fault - bootrec is only in the recovery environment - try the:

    bcdboot c:\windows /s c:

    this should add the boot folder, BCD, and boot files to the c: drive

    then again, you need to make the c:\ drive active:

    diskmgmt.msc

    brings up the graphical disk management console

    Right click on the c: drive and make it the active partition
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  8. #18


    Posts : 146
    attempting to run Windows Consumer Preview


    I've shut down the computer over night and now when I boot system reserved i get startup repair, but can't run auto repair, or open cmd, or restore, or anything, because I must log into Windows first. And I can't log into Windows!
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  9. #19


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    What I assume is that you can only boot using the bootable iatkos CD - and it allows you to boot into your hard disk partitions System Reserved and c:

    Now booting into System Reserved brings up startup repair. You cannot log in as built in administrator? (user administrator, no password)?
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  10. #20


    Posts : 146
    attempting to run Windows Consumer Preview


    Yes
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