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Need help trying to install Windows 8 on SSD

  1. #31


    Germany/Florida
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    You should be able to burn the iso to disc in Linux with the Brasero Disc Burner. Why don't you try to download the iso from the place where you originally got it from. There should be an option to download if you own a key.

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  2. #32


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    Windows 8


    OK, I was able to re-install Windows on the SSD(thanks god!) but my original issue persists, trying to copy all data from one disk to another....I have used many programs and at the end, during the booting I keep getting the same error "An operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system".
    I think the problem here is that when I do the "cloning" thing, it copies everything in the partition, OS included...that's why I get the same error on both drives because it's transferring the malfunction that I already have on my HDD to the SSD.
    I think the problem began when I did the fresh installation on the SSD and I didn't disconnect the HDD....is there a way to get the bootmgr back on the HDD? so that way I could have access to that partition and from there move everything to the SSD??
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  3. #33


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    There seems to be a pretty mess on all your disks. So let's start at the very beginning and take that step by step.

    Stepe 1 - download the .iso for the bootable CD of Partition Wizard ( last box on the webpage). Burn that to CD and boot the system with that CD.

    Then take a good picture of what that shows on the screen and post that here. Then we'll decide what the best course of action is.
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  4. #34


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  5. #35


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    Disk1 - looks like your SSD

    The first partition looks like an active recovery partition. Is this a Dell system.
    The second partition is probably your OS. But it is not marked as such

    Disk 2 - that must be your HDD

    Again, the first partition is too large for a simple EFI partition. It also looks like an active recovery partition.
    The second partition probably has the OS but is not marked as such

    What we have to try is to get the bootmgr working on one of the disks. You pick the one you want to try first. But you have to disconnect the other disk during that operation.

    Take your installation disk and run Automatic Repair. Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
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  6. #36


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    No, it's not Dell, it's an old Gateway PC that I have pretty much kept up to date with some upgrades (Graphics card, CPU, etc)

    The bootmgr is perfectly working on my SSD, the problem is not there, it's on the HDD.
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  7. #37


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    Then try the automatic repair on the HDD. But disconnect the SSD.
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  8. #38


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    already did and got this message "Automatic repair couldn't repair your PC"
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  9. #39


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    There could be a million reasons for that. You probably lost the OS somehow. Can you reinstall it - but make sure the SSD is disconnected.
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  10. #40


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8


    I could but wouldn't that erase all the data on the disk? I don't want to lose anything saved in there, that's the whole reason why I'm trying to recover it without having to make a fresh install on my HDD.
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