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Win 8 recovery disc/usb for already crashed laptop

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    windows 8

    Win 8 recovery disc/usb for already crashed laptop


    Hi There,

    my Samsung Series 3 laptop won't start up siting a boot error.

    I don't have the recovery media so wanted to find out if I can obtain it somewhere.

    Is there a place I can get legit recovery disc/usb to repair my laptop?

    TIA

    Dave

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    you can get windows 8.1 setup media > Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

    boot from that media and when you get to the INSTALL screen
    select Repair this computer...
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    thanks just downloaded at work. Will give it a go when I get home.

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  4. #4


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


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    Hi there I have tried the above suggestion but this is the screen I get when I go to log on. It has no other way out except into the firmware setting page but I had a play with that and it didn't seem to really have any options relevant to my problem.

    Any ideas?

    thanks

    David
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  5. #5


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    That is after selecting Repair this computer from the Setup media
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  6. #6


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by ozziedave View Post
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    this is the screen I get when I go to log on.
    How to use the BCDboot command in Windows 7/8/10. -> link
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  7. #7


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    Hi there,

    I eventually got it sorted.

    I found another thread that suggested doing an F4 recovery.

    I did it and it just fixed itself with the media you suggested getting, so thank you very much for your help .

    I really appreciate it.

    All the best,

    David
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