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Windows 8 reboot help

  1. #1

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    Windows 8

    Windows 8 reboot help

    Ok, so I bought a remanufactured Samsung NP350V5C with 12 months warranty, all good so far. Until today I installed Flatout2 which I picked up for 2, bargain, it asked me to restart, so I did. And no windows 8 wont boot, the automatic repair wont work and its coming up with C:\WINDOWS\System32\Logfiles\Srt\srtTrail.txt. I gather this isnt uncommon.....

    So I thought id go for the refresh, then if need be reset, I only have a few bits and bobs installed, no huge loss for me, however it wants a disc or USB device... I was given nothing with the laptop. Is there a way for me to reboot without a disc or anything? I dont know if the warranty will cover this, the company I got it from have been pretty good before (first laptop I got the disc drive literally fell out.... shouldve listened to the warning bells.....) and replaced the laptop within 48 hours at no cost, but I dont know if software issues would be covered. Anyway I have messaged them, just thought id check out other options and see if there is a way around this?


    Andrew (average IT and IT related jargon level so please be kind!)

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  2. #2

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    If you have the ESD folder on your hard drive, you could copy all of the files to a Flash Drive. But it is a hidden folder, there is a tutorial somewhere that tells you how to do it, I'll look for it. Otherwise you will have to find an Install CD for your machine, check with the OEM, you may be able to call them and order a Windows 8 Disk, tell them your make and model and version of Windows 8 and they should be able to send you an install disk.
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