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Help me restore my Venue 8 5830 with no partitions!

  1. #21

    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    Save the following code to the root of the setup media USB as ResetPartitions.txt
    rem == ResetPartitions-UEFI.txt ==
    select disk 0
    convert gpt
    create partition primary size=350
    format quick fs=ntfs label="WinRE Tools"
    assign letter="T"
    set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
    gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
    create partition efi size=100
    format quick fs=fat32 label="System"
    assign letter="S"
    create partition msr size=128
    create partition primary 
    format quick fs=ntfs label="Win_OS"
    assign letter="W"
    list volume
    Use diskpart to find the drive letter assigned to the USB Drive
    list volume
    now from the command prompt
    diskpart /s X:\ResetPartitions.txt
    X being the drive letter assigned to usb drive
    the /s tells diskpart to run a script
    Because, you have been running incomplete command lines when setting up your partition(s)

    Use diskpart > list volume
    to verify 4 partitions...

    then continue windows setup using existing partitions...

    if windows setup does not find the drive - copy the expanded dell drivers
    5830_Intel Atom Z3000 Series Driver_603.9600.2067.27988
    into a drivers folder on the root of the usb then point setup to look for the needed storage driver in that folder..

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  2. #22

    Posts : 15

    No go. SAME error with diskpart.

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  3. #23

    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    the disk is only allowing one partition - which is the sign of a removable disk...

    So either you are trying to setup an SDCard or there is an issue with the 64GB internal logic board...

    So where is it picking up the 64GB drive ???
    Did you purchase new or used ???

    I do not know if the venue bios support legacy mode - but you can get away with one partition by installing in legacy MBR mode..
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  4. #24

    Posts : 15

    Mine is a 64gb DV8P. I got it used from someone who was upgrading to Windows 10, then crashed in the middle of it. I got it hoping it was easy to wipe and install clean Windows but it has been a nightmare.

    If you have the DV8P, can you boot into Windows Setup and run diskpart and detail disk on the disk 0 ?
    I want to see if you have the same output..
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  5. #25

    Posts : 15

    THIS IS THE ANSWER!!! As suggested by another forum user, I updated from A11 to A14 and it sees the EMMC as a FIXED DISK and Windows has been installed!!!! OMG took me like 3 weeks when that should have been the first thing I tried! Wonder how people running A11 back in the days were able to install the Windows then?

    Thanks for everybody for their assistance! Especially KYHI!
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  6. #26

    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    THIS IS THE ANSWER!!! As suggested by another forum user, I updated from A11 to A14 and it sees the EMMC as a FIXED DISK and Windows has been installed!!!!
    Well we both learned something new..
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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