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Windows 8 won't boot, "Repairing disk errors"

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    Windows 8

    Windows 8 won't boot, "Repairing disk errors"


    It's stuck on a screen with the hp logo and just says that. I never enabled f8 so I can't access safe mode, and the recovery disks/windows 8 discs don't boot. I need to at least get all my pics off the hd. Any help is appreciated.
    Last edited by Johnberry258; 25 Mar 2014 at 01:23.

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    and the recovery disks/windows 8 discs don't either
    They don't ... what ?
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    You could try holding Shift+F10 keys on restart to get a command prompt.

    It might work or not.
    It's worth trying.

    You could hold the Delete key on startup to get into the bios, PERHAPS.
    Worth trying.
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    Windows 8


    They don't boot
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Johnberry258 View Post
    They don't boot
    Are the recovery disks made by you or from the manufacturer ?
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    Windows 8


    Made by me, I'm trying to make a bootable Windows 8 disc right now. I was able to access bios with f10, I'm going to try to change the boot order and boot Linux from my USB drive so I can get my photos off the harddrive. Anyway I can access safe mode from here?
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Johnberry258 View Post
    Made by me, I'm trying to make a bootable Windows 8 disc right now. I was able to access bios with f10, I'm going to try to change the boot order and boot Linux from my USB drive so I can get my photos off the harddrive. Anyway I can access safe mode from here?
    I don't know about safe mode from the BIOS.

    But, you could enable the Boot Menu & see what F-key it gets assigned to.
    Then insert your disk & restart & press the F-key to get the Boot Menu to appear & select your disk to boot from.

    I've done that myself & it worked for me.
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    Windows 8


    No luck, hopefully I can reinstall windows 8 and keep my files. Thanks for the help.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Johnberry258 View Post
    No luck, hopefully I can reinstall windows 8 and keep my files. Thanks for the help.
    I'm sorry I could not offer better help.

    Good luck.
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