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I can't repair my windows installation how can i fix it

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    Windows 8.1

    I can't repair my windows installation how can i fix it


    On my desktop i get the black screen of death with the moving cursor.I can't do anything like log in open task manager.
    I can't even do refresh when i try that i get drive locked.Not only that i can't even boot into safe mode i tried holding shift and F8. I even reinstalled the boot files from the cmd and that didn't do anything.I don't want my data to get deleted like ,my games,movies, my 3d models iv'e made.Since I really wanted to continue on my newest 3d animation i was working on.I was looking forward to getting my free upgrade for windows 10.
    Last edited by louie123456789; 29 Jun 2015 at 20:29.

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    Sounds like maybe a crashing hard drive?? or some other hardware failure?? You could always try a clean install and see if that solves the issue?
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    Austin TX metro area
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    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    Another possible solution is use another computer and create, from any one of several "Puppy Linux" ISO files, either a bootable DVD or USB stick with said Puppy Linux. After inserting any form of external media, boot Puppy Linux, mount the hard-drive with all your data & etc files, use the copy command to copy all your data files onto the external media.
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    Windows 8.1


    That helps i will back up my files and reinstall windows thank you
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    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by louie123456789 View Post
    Not only that i can't even boot into safe mode i tried holding shift and F8.
    How to boot into Safe Mode from the Windows 8 installation media or recovery USB flash drive. -> link
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