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How to Restore Windows 8.1 Bootloader

  1. #11


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    Window 8.1.1 Pro X64

    HDD cables


    Do I need to install something extra for my bios?
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    I was able to take this shot with my camara, just incase

    You 3 HDD are connected and with power.
    Last edited by ered; 20 Feb 2014 at 13:15. Reason: update

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  2. #12


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by ered
    I also burnd a DVD with 8.1, but somehow LG cd/dvd drive is not reading it. So, I will go shopping for some new DVD tomorrow.
    Looks like bad DVD disk.

    Quote Originally Posted by ered
    1st Boot [Built-in EFI Sheell]
    6th boot.

    Quote Originally Posted by ered
    Do I need to install something extra for my bios?
    NO, looks like you downgrade BIOS setup to Legacy.


    Quote Originally Posted by ered
    You 3 HDD are connected and with power.
    Make sure that the OS HDD is first boot.
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  3. #13


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    Window 8.1.1 Pro X64


    YES, I know that my LG drive is not reading my DVD-OS.
    NO, looks like you downgrade BIOS setup to Legacy. == Can I change it to EUFI? what ever is quicker for now.

    I just moved 8.1 ISO to a USB stick to try to boot it from there. Just moving it will DO??

    I moved to OS HDD to 1st boot as suggested.
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  4. #14


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by ered
    NO, looks like you downgrade BIOS setup to Legacy. == Can I change it to EUFI? what ever is quicker for now.
    NO, that would be a reinstall.

    Quote Originally Posted by ered
    I just moved 8.1 ISO to a USB stick to try to boot it from there. Just moving it will DO??
    You can not MOVE a ISO to a USB, will not be bootable.

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  5. #15


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    Window 8.1.1 Pro X64


    You can not MOVE a ISO to a USB, will not be bootable.

    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows[/QUOTE]

    I'm creating my UEFI-bootable USB flash drive with RUFUS as suggested. ( just to be clear ) But I don't want to do a clean install. I just want to use win 8.1 USB to make my all repairs necessary for my WIN to come back to LIFE. just for info.

    Thank you very much Theog and I will be here till the end.

    Its taking long even with 8GB rams !!
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  6. #16


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    Window 8.1.1 Pro X64


    OK, USB is ready and I just tried to repaired my PC with it. And I don't move forward or is not doing the job right.
    I tried all the advanced options from the USB and I'm not able to apply any of of the following.
    1.System Restore--don't have a set-point.
    2.System Image Recovery -- I don't have one....very sad.
    3.Start-up-repair --does a diagnostic and brings me back to options (shut down or advanced options ) I click on advanced options to bring me back to troubleshot.

    The only options again is command--which I could if I knew what to tip in.

    Thanks and I'm sure tomorrow I will have it running. Is late and I'm going to called it a night.
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  7. #17


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    Window 8.1.1 Pro X64


    Back, I got the DVD-iso working and I did a repaired, but nothing is happening and I'm still not able to boot to win 8.1.

    Any other solution would be highly appreciated.
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