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Unable to boot windows 8 or get into safe mode

  1. #11


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8


    Thanks for that but I'm completely out of options now. I have follow many walkthroughs and come to the same problem.

    is there anyway I can install a fresh windows 8 on another partition and still access the files on my corrupt install?

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  2. #12


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Trumes View Post
    Thanks for that but I'm completely out of options now. I have follow many walkthroughs and come to the same problem.

    is there anyway I can install a fresh windows 8 on another partition and still access the files on my corrupt install?
    Have you tried the DISM command ?

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  3. #13


    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    From what I can see, the command you are using for the offline SFC scan has two errors. There is not an equal sign after your /offwindir and it looks like you should be using C: and then D: for the offwindir.

    Since the command just gives you the help output, it is not really doing anything. Maybe go back and recheck the tutorial referenced.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8


    Thanks both.

    I noticed my mistakes since posting the screenshots and managed to get sfc to run but it came back with either one of the 2 errors I previously reported. I have run the command about 50 times now, rechecking and rebooting.

    Is there a way I could do the fresh install and access the corrupt files on the other partition? I think this is my only choice now.


    many thanks
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  5. #15


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8


    Yes David, I have also run that command from a previous tutorial.

    Thanks anyway.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Trumes View Post
    Thanks for that but I'm completely out of options now. I have follow many walkthroughs and come to the same problem.

    is there anyway I can install a fresh windows 8 on another partition and still access the files on my corrupt install?
    Have you tried the DISM command ?

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    I tried the offline one also
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  7. #17


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I don't know anything about partitions.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8


    It's probably my explanation of things.

    I was wandering if install windows 8 again on the same hard disk, without deleting this corrupt installation. Could I access it from te fresh install and retrieve my files?
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  9. #19


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Trumes View Post
    It's probably my explanation of things.

    I was wandering if install windows 8 again on the same hard disk, without deleting this corrupt installation. Could I access it from te fresh install and retrieve my files?
    You are talking about personal files & not installed programs ?

    A question:

    How are you able to run a command prompt if your computer won't boot up ?
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  10. #20


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    If you can, try this:

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