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W8.1 wouldn't refresh or restart my pc

  1. #1

    Posts : 85
    Triple Boot Win7, Win8.1 and 10

    W8.1 wouldn't refresh or restart my pc

    In fact none of the recovery options were working, I clicked on one and it only took me back to the main screen again.
    This happened after some of my apps weren't working anymore and I decided to refresh my system.
    I installed this Windows from an usb stick though, could that be it? Could Windows not be recognizing my usb stick in the recovery tools screen?

    I then had to format my Windows 8.1 partition and reinstall from the stick. Good thing I use my Windows 7 partition's programs in d:\Program Files in Windows 8.

    Any suggestions, please?

    Thx in advance!

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  2. #2

    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64

    I tried refresh once, used a USB setup. Never again. It said the refresh was finished but It wouldn't restart.
    I took a chance and reloaded the bios before I formatted. It worked for me.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

W8.1 wouldn't refresh or restart my pc
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