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Win8 boot broken

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Win8 boot broken


    I had to boot my PC from a dvd in order to help a friend with some hardware trouble. But now I can't get it to boot from the harddrive. It just says:
    > Reboot and Select proper Boot device
    > or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key
    So ... what now? Any way to restore windows from here?

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Maybe insert boot device & restart &press F-12 key to get boot manager & select your device to boot from.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Thanks, but I did select the correct hard drive using the boot manager ... but it just give that beforementioned error message.
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  4. #4


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


    Perform hard disk diagnostics.
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  5. #5


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    unless someone has a better idea if it was me I would start from scratch.
    Then Get Macrium reflect.
    I would let the OS make its' own partions.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Okay, I think I buy a new harddisk, install windows and see if I can get the data from the old one somehow.
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