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HELP - I can't boot to win 8 recovery disk....

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    HELP - I can't boot to win 8 recovery disk....


    Hi, I have a big problem. I have (had) a dual boot with Windows 8.1 and win7 and I was using EasyBCD to edit the boot order. Now, when I try to reboot, I get a blue screen - saying 'RECOVERY - Your PC needs to be repaired'. I have a bootable USB recovery medium for win 8 but the problem is that I can't boot to it and fix the problem because I can't access the boot menu in my BIOS. The usual F12 option to select the boot device isn't showing up no matter what I do. I read that it has something to do with Windows 8's hybrid shutdown system. Is there any way to get out of this 'hybrid shutdown' so I can once again access the boot menu? Please help!

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    Phew! Problem solved. Had to open up PC, disconnect main HD and then it booted straight from the USB recovery drive. Then I plugged main HD back in and went through the startup repair procedure. Sweet!
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