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No boot device on newly bought Windows 8 laptop

  1. #11


    Posts : 356
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Allingo View Post
    Mine was named startup repair.

    Well, i had the ''diagnose pc'' screen during few second, then he reboot to the second screen i showed above.

    :/
    does that mean you have completed the "startup repair" process?

    do it again but this time instead of "startup repair" click on Command prompt and then type this into the console line by line:

    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk 0
    list vol
    list par


    take a screenshot here.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 11
    Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Addictive Gamer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Allingo View Post
    Mine was named startup repair.

    Well, i had the ''diagnose pc'' screen during few second, then he reboot to the second screen i showed above.

    :/
    does that mean you have completed the "startup repair" process?

    do it again but this time instead of "startup repair" click on Command prompt and then type this into the console line by line:

    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk 0
    list vol
    list par


    take a screenshot here.
    Tried to reboot to access the recovery tool but now, after passing acer logo, he goes directly to the ''blue recovery'' screen showed above and he got locked here...
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  3. #13


    Posts : 356
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    can you boot from USB?
    don't press any logo key, just put the USB stick into laptop and reboot to boot from USB. does that work?
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  4. #14


    Posts : 11
    Windows 7


    Not even. But i plugged the USB back in my desktop computer (the one i'm typing you with) and replaced the damaged ''BSD'' file, unplugged, then plugged it back in laptop and now i'm on the recovery tool menu. So before i do something stupid, i'll wait further instruction from you.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 356
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    OK, click on "repair my computer" as before and then select "command prompt" to open command prompt.

    when it opens type following commands line by line into the console and hit enter after each one:
    bootrec /fixmbr
    bootrec /fixboot
    bootrec /scanos
    bootrec /rebuildbcd

    when done with executing these commands shut down laptop and pull USB stick out. then turn laptop on.

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  6. #16


    Posts : 11
    Windows 7


    Unsucessful... here's the process:

    Click image for larger version

    goes back to the no bootable disk upon reboot without USB plugged in.

    That doesn't make any sense... my computer ''denied'' any existence of hard drive... but he ran on his original factory hard drive before crashing...
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  7. #17


    Posts : 356
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Ok,
    now do the same as before but type these commands:

    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk 0
    list vol
    list par

    then paste the output of above commands as in your previous post.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 11
    Windows 7


    Click image for larger version

    I see what you tried to do with these commands... I should have tried theme earlier. :/ but the ''disk 0'' is actually the USB key with the recovery media plugged in... but if i can boot into the windows using this method, i have an external hard drive, which is much more bigger (500 GB) that i actually used once to restore a Windows XP months ago. So it could maybe work...

    Now i have to go work... i'll be right back tomorrow i promise. I miss this laptop... but answer this post i'll be able to see it at my work
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  9. #19


    Posts : 356
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Well as you can see there is no laptop's disk present, nothing can be done but to visit the place where you bought this laptop and ask for repair. since you still have valid warranty.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 11
    Windows 7


    *sigh* it seems to be the only solution then... but thank you for your time. i really appreciate it.
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