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Windows 8.1 partially installed on my SSD?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 partially installed on my SSD?


    So... Basically long story short is that I was trying to install windows 8.1 on my new SSD for my laptop. However during the installation process, I accidentally unplugged the USB drive that had the Windows 8.1 install on it and the process was interrupted.

    Now whenever I plug in that SSD into my laptop it gets stuck in this "boot loop" kind of deal where I hear it start up and turn off all in a matter of 10 seconds or so and all I get is a black screen.

    Without the second hard drive my laptop runs almost flawlessly. Only issue is upon booting up it asks which operating system to use and gives me two options: Boot from Windows 8.1 or Boot from Windows 8.1 volume 4.

    So yeah.. Anyone have any tips on how to salvage my SSD from this mess?

    Any other details about my situation can be provided, just ask!

    Thanks for your time,
    Lieutenant Pope

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  2. #2


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


    Are trying to dual boot two Windows 8.1 installs?
    or
    Trying to clean install?

    Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

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  3. #3


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    Windows 8.1


    Basically I am trying to have my operating system and what not on my 256gig SSD and use my 1tb drive for storage of files...
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  4. #4


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    What are the Drive letters of

    Partition/volume 1

    Partition/volume 2

    Partition/volume 3

    Partition/volume 4


    Is this a OEM manufacturer's PC with Pre-installed Windows 8?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    How would I figure out what the drive letters are? Sorry to be pathetic here but I'm still getting used to 8.1 after having XP lol. And the terabyte drive has pre-installed windows 8 and the drive I have is copy that I purchased and mounted on a flash drive (they dont put it on disks like the good ole days).

    -LT
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    Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)




    I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
    or
    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.
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    Windows 8.1


    Yeah I have a recover disk on a different flash drive. What steps do I take one I pop it in?
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    What make & model PC?
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  9. #9


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    Windows 8.1


    Its an ASUS G750JW gaming Laptop.

    -LT
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    ASUS now have a recovery .app

    Create Factory Restore Disc?

    Quote Originally Posted by awindowsdummy
    Update: I e-mailed ASUS support and they gave me a Windows program to do it. Thanks!
    To make ASUS Recovery disk download BACKTRACKER. (For Windows 8)

    http://www.asus.com/supportonly/ASUS...rt_Download_36

    Quote Originally Posted by ASUS
    Using the Support DVD to restore system recovery.

    About the Support DVD :
    The Support DVD includes an image of the operating system, installed on your system at the factory.
    or

    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the ASUS OEM manufacturer's website.
    Essentio Recovery Software
    Notebook Recovery Software

    https://serviceshop.asus.com/

    How to clone your HDD drive to a SSD drive.
    How to Migrate OS to new Hard disk.
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