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Windows 8.1 Pro Does Not Let me Boot Anything

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by araknafobia View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    hello ,and welcome to eight forums .
    did you try the troubleshoot icon, in the "advance startup "
    Sorry, I forgot to mention about it. Yes I tried it too but I could not see anything usefull.

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    @ the OP, what exactly are you trying to boot from? It's unclear, at least to me, whether your trying to boot to the OS or another device?
    I was trying to install ubuntu then I realized that I am unable to boot anything USB or DVD does not matter.
    Did you create a separate partition to install Ubuntu?....or did you install it on top of Windows?
    I was using ubuntu with wubi. Then my ubuntu got crazy . So, I removed ubuntu then I tried to re-install it then I got this error "No root file system system defined". But this problem related with ubuntu because I got this message in ubuntu.

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    hello ,and welcome to eight forums .
    did you try the troubleshoot icon, in the "advance startup "
    Addition to your question:

    Click image for larger version Click image for larger version

    Startup Repair could not find anything, the other ones seems to me useless.
    In addition, I tried startup setting that let me change the startup setting but it did not work too or I could not do it correctly.
    I will add some pictures from that screen.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 146
    Windows 8 Pro


    Have you make a recovery rescue backup disc or USB drive?....If so click on System Image Recovery and insert backup when requested.
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    Have you make a recovery rescue backup disc or USB drive?....If so click on System Image Recovery and insert backup when requested.
    I do not have backup.
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  5. #15


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Quote Originally Posted by araknafobia View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    hello ,and welcome to eight forums .
    did you try the troubleshoot icon, in the "advance startup "
    Sorry, I forgot to mention about it. Yes I tried it too but I could not see anything usefull.

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    @ the OP, what exactly are you trying to boot from? It's unclear, at least to me, whether your trying to boot to the OS or another device?
    I was trying to install ubuntu then I realized that I am unable to boot anything USB or DVD does not matter.
    To jump back in. It states in ubuntu.com, that you cannot use WUBI.exe with Windows 8.x, due to UEFI. Since you do not have any restore media, your only choice will either to go into the bios and disable Secure Boot & UEFI, and just stick with Ubuntu, or call the manufacturer and order restore DVD's from them.

    I stopped running Windows 8.1 after the last set of updates made a total mess of the OS. I finally went with Xubuntu 12.04 lts 64-bit. If I do need Windows, I run it inside a VirtualBox VM.
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by araknafobia View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    hello ,and welcome to eight forums .
    did you try the troubleshoot icon, in the "advance startup "
    Sorry, I forgot to mention about it. Yes I tried it too but I could not see anything usefull.

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    @ the OP, what exactly are you trying to boot from? It's unclear, at least to me, whether your trying to boot to the OS or another device?
    I was trying to install ubuntu then I realized that I am unable to boot anything USB or DVD does not matter.
    To jump back in. It states in ubuntu.com, that you cannot use WUBI.exe with Windows 8.x, due to UEFI. Since you do not have any restore media, your only choice will either to go into the bios and disable Secure Boot & UEFI, and just stick with Ubuntu, or call the manufacturer and order restore DVD's from them.

    I stopped running Windows 8.1 after the last set of updates made a total mess of the OS. I finally went with Xubuntu 12.04 lts 64-bit. If I do need Windows, I run it inside a VirtualBox VM.
    "It states in ubuntu.com that you cannot use WUBI.exe with Windows 8.x, due to UEFI" First of all, according to my experiences, I need to say that yes I can and I did. What I wrote is there. "I was using ubuntu which installed using wubi with my Windows 8.1". But I saw that it does not work well

    In Turkey there is no manufacturer intereset like they do in your country. If you send your laptop to them to be fixed it would be worser. It does. Asking for restore DVD's? You can not even reach them bro. They are only here to sale their products. We are third party country. I do not what you guys know about us.

    How can I disable Secure Boot & UEFI ? I could not see any setting about it?

    Edit: missoelling
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  7. #17


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    You have to disable Secure Boot & UEFI from the Bios as I stated in my previous post. It already appears that your computer is in AHCI mode. That can also be why Windows 8 is not booting. Turn SATA controller in the Configuration screen in the Bios to UEFI, and then Windows 8 should boot back up.

    As long as you did not mess up the MBR. Then you will need to get a hold of a set of DVD's from the manufacturer to restore your computer back to Windows 8.

    If you leave it in AHCI, then just install Xubuntu, or Ubuntu. I would suggest to make the DVD drive first boot, your Internal Hard drive the second boot while installing Ubuntu. When done, make the Hard drive as the first boot devie.
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    You have to disable Secure Boot & UEFI from the Bios as I stated in my previous post. It already appears that your computer is in AHCI mode. That can also be why Windows 8 is not booting. Turn SATA controller in the Configuration screen in the Bios to UEFI, and then Windows 8 should boot back up.

    As long as you did not mess up the MBR. Then you will need to get a hold of a set of DVD's from the manufacturer to restore your computer back to Windows 8.

    If you leave it in AHCI, then just install Xubuntu, or Ubuntu. I would suggest to make the DVD drive first boot, your Internal Hard drive the second boot while installing Ubuntu. When done, make the Hard drive as the first boot devie.
    I am almost crashing my Windows. I chanched the AHCI to compatible windows give me blue screen and does not boot anything again. I get back the chance to AHCI then it tried some repair then it work fine again.

    It is very bad stiation what I am going to if my windows crash?
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  9. #19


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    The AHCI setting has nothing to do with UEFI or Secure boot, why did you change that? Changing it after Windows is installed will crash your system, as you found out.
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  10. #20


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    The AHCI setting has nothing to do with UEFI or Secure boot, why did you change that? Changing it after Windows is installed will crash your system, as you found out.
    Misunderstood.
    How I am going to change UEFI or Secure boot setting. I could not see any setting. Pictures are there. Look at my first message.

    My problem is still exists. Any other suggestion?
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