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Windows 8 recovery problem

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    windows 7

    Windows 8 recovery problem


    Hi,

    My windows8 x64 of my hp laptop crash and i didn't have a recovery tool disc or usb , but I have a recovery partition on my laptop hard disk. How to Get it back?



    My laptop Model is:
    HP ENVY TouchSmart m7-j010dx Notebook PC

    You can find more details about it here:
    HP ENVY TouchSmart m7-j010dx Notebook PC Product Specifications | HP® Support

    My windows8 x64 crashed when I merged a small unallocated area from the disc and I tried to recover it from a recovery partition exist on the laptop hard disc but I don't have a recovery disc or usb tool , I tried F11 with many options but it didin't work but I still have the recovery partition on my laptop hard disk.

    I tried to install windows8 from DvD but when I delete the C: partition and start to format it, an error message appears " can't format this disc it is a GPT file system".

    but I stil have the partition recovery on my laptop hard disc.

    I don't know how to recover the original system or install a new one.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by nile2020 View Post
    I tried to install Windows 8 from DvD but when I delete the C: partition and start to format it, an error message appears "can't format this disc it is a GPT file system".
    Boot in UEFI Boot Mode, so you can use GPT (GUID Partition Table).

    Windows 7/8 setup: Installing using the MBR or GPT partition style.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    windows 7


    Thanks for replay "genet" but, How I could boot in UEFI Boot Mode ?
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  4. #4


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    On a HP reboot the computer while tapping the F8 key, once in you could change the boot options.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    windows 7


    Not working Nuccii thanks for your interest
    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    On a HP reboot the computer while tapping the F8 key, once in you could change the boot options.
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  6. #6


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Sorry, now a tricky move for the Envy Touchsmart.

    1. Press the Shift key as you shut down your laptop normally.
    2. Wait at least 10 seconds with the laptop off.
    3. Press the Power button and then immediately press the ESC key on the upper left of your keyboard, about once per second. You will soon see a Recovery screen menu that instructs you to press the F10 button to go directly to your BIOS menu.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    That sounds very tricky, what is the point of making it so awkward ?
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  8. #8


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by nile2020 View Post
    How I could boot in UEFI Boot Mode ?
    Boot Menu -> (see this link for help).

    EXAMPLE: Asus motherboard boot menu (see screenshot below).

    You may notice a bootable USB flash drive showing twice in the boot menu, one marked UEFI and one not marked UEFI.

    Legacy BIOS Boot Mode - not marked UEFI in the boot menu.

    UEFI Boot Mode - marked UEFI in the boot menu.

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by genet; 20 Nov 2014 at 13:35.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 4
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nile2020 View Post
    How I could boot in UEFI Boot Mode ?
    Boot Menu -> How to get to your Boot Menu or your BIOS settings ? FixMeStick Support

    EXAMPLE: Asus motherboard boot menu (see screenshot below).

    You may notice a bootable flash drive showing twice in the boot menu, one marked UEFI and one not marked UEFI. Both will boot up.

    Legacy BIOS Boot Mode - not marked UEFI in the boot menu

    UEFI Boot Mode - marked UEFI in the boot menu

    This is asus what about HP, I entered bios setting and disables legacy boot and enable secure boot?

    I make the first boot from usb hdd, but it didin't work at all.
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