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Windows 8.1 not booting

  1. #91


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    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    You could, but I wouldn't do that.
    If there indeed is a virus, it could have damaged a lot, also it could have removed those partitions (depending on what kind of virus).
    The reset function is not always functioning correct, like the resetting process is stuck at some point or didn't do the job right.
    Also, it could be possible that the reset won't work when a hard drive is not fully accessible.

    I would do an installation via a disk or USB.
    Ok I will do that.

    Would I have to download the ISO??

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  2. #92



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
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    If you don't have a disk or other media yes.
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  3. #93


    Posts : 82
    Windows 8.1 pro


    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    If you don't have a disk or other media yes.
    Can recovery media work?
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  4. #94



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    Possibly, if you have the right options. (Could have mentioned before, but not all the recovery options are always available speaking from experience)
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  5. #95


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    Windows 8.1 pro


    AARRRRGGGHHHHH!!!!!!
    When I try to install Windows 8 it comes up with couldn't format selected partition. error 0x80070057!
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  6. #96


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    Windows 8.1 pro


    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    That error could indicate that the hard drive is failing.
    Turns out your right
    Well I'll need to a get an new hard drive.
    Thanks for all the help
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  7. #97



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    I'm sorry to hear that.

    You're welcome, hope you get back the data you need
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  8. #98


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    ARRRRGGGHHHHHHHHHHH
    Turns out it's not my hard drive because the same thing happens when I replace it with a different hard drive and the samething happens
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  9. #99



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    Did you install windows on the new hard drive?
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  10. #100


    Posts : 82
    Windows 8.1 pro


    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    Did you install windows on the new hard drive?
    I can't because of and error of windows not being able to format the drive

    It says:
    We couldn't format the selected partition. [Error: 0x80070057]
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