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Help me restore my Venue 8 5830 with no partitions!

  1. #11


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Also the Venue is a 64Bit Tablet that only supports x86 software in UEFI mode..
    Because it has an ATOM processor..

    Format the USB fat32
    Copy the contents of the windows 8.1 x86 setup media ISO to the USB
    Boot from the USB
    When you get to the partition screen - delete every partition - allow windows setup to install to the unallocated space..
    If you install the correct edition of windows 8.1 - you WILL NOT be asked to enter the product key (as is being shown)

    If the Setup Media is not detecting the 64GB drive - then it may be a bad logic board...

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  2. #12


    Posts : 15
    8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    Well with all do respect - I have the same Tablet....

    And NON-EMPTY means the drive contains information...

    And you are showing Windows Setup with the Command Prompt windows over it..

    And you have failed to follow along with the advice given..

    These are the steps I followed from Use NTLite to add OEM drivers into Windows installation USB disk - Ricky Gao Blog Ricky Gao Blog

    1. I Used a Windows 8.1 ISO and created the USB DVD using the Windows USB DVD Download Tool.
    2. I injected the drivers using NTLite.
    3. Using this USB with the injected drivers, I booted from a USB HUB attached to OTG to the DV8P. I also have a USB Keyboard attached to the USB HUB.
    4. Booted into Windows setup, I entered Command Prompt using Shift-F10.
    5. diskpart: followed your directions.

    It appears that every time I've already created a partition, I cannot create an EFI or MSR. Because I every time I "clean", then start over in diskpart,
    I can "create part efi" or "create part msr". But after I create the first partition, I cannot create another part and that's where the "The operation is not supported on a non-empty removable disk." message appears when I try to create any subsequent partitions.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 15
    8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    Also the Venue is a 64Bit Tablet that only supports x86 software in UEFI mode..
    Because it has an ATOM processor..

    Format the USB fat32
    Copy the contents of the windows 8.1 x86 setup media ISO to the USB
    Boot from the USB
    When you get to the partition screen - delete every partition - allow windows setup to install to the unallocated space..
    If you install the correct edition of windows 8.1 - you WILL NOT be asked to enter the product key (as is being shown)

    If the Setup Media is not detecting the 64GB drive - then it may be a bad logic board...
    I've also used Rufus to format the USB to GPT EFI FAT32, selected the Windows 8.1 32bit ISO and booted from that. I'll try it again following your instructions.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 15
    8.1


    Here's what I discovered, I can create the first partition just fine. Whether it's EFI or Primary, MSR. The error occurs when I try to create the second partition. Doesn't matter which type of partition, it'll always display the error: The operation is not supported on a non-empty removable disk.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    How are you getting into the command prompt ???
    Via setup media ??? or what ??

    and why are you trying to manually create the partitions ??????????????????????
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  6. #16


    Posts : 15
    8.1


    Command Prompt using Windows Setup Media, and I've used the WinPE bootable disk as well. I thought you wanted me to re-created the partitions in Post #9?
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  7. #17


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    windows setup media will recreate the partitions... all you have to do is delete all the current disk partitions and allow windows setup to use the unallocated disk space
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  8. #18


    Posts : 15
    8.1


    Windows Setup *SHOULD* create the disk partitions, but if you refer to Post #1, first image, it DOESN'T see the storage. Even after injecting drivers using NTLite. Even after downloading an ISO with Injected Drivers from a forum poster because I thought I injected it incorrectly. Even when I downloaded the drivers (3 different versions of OS Deployment drivers for the DV8P) and Browse every single folder for a driver.

    Windows Setup DOES NOT SEE THE STORAGE! argh!
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  9. #19


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    but it sees a 58GB drive in post 8
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  10. #20


    Posts : 15
    8.1


    Only in DISKPART, Windows Setup doesn't see it as storage. Which is why I'm asking whether Windows can be installed on a "removable drive" which it thinks the EMMC is.
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