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Going in circles when installing win8, b

  1. #11


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 ... Soon


    okay, yeah I did that. But it says on the box that it has -20GB reserved for system recovery and I can't get that to go away. I've cleaned disk 0 and disk 1 now and it's still not cooperating. Now I have disc 0 and 1 of allocated space but it's still going back to the boot menu after installation

    Any other suggestions?

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  2. #12


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Boot from setup media > at install screen > hit F10 to bring up Command Prompt

    Type> diskpart
    Type> select disk 0
    Type> clean all
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  3. #13


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 ... Soon


    Thank you but I'm still not getting past that same stage. I'm starting to think that maybe there's something wrong with the Windows I'm trying to install. Don't know what it could be but. Yeah.
    I cleared the disc but it still shows up as two disks. I checked the computer manual and it says that around 20 GB is reserved for system recovery. I clean all-ed both and it still goes back to the same boot menu screen....
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  4. #14


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 ... Soon


    Okay wow, no. Apparently I have two drives even though it doesn't say so. One 119 and on 29 GB. I clean alled both and tried reinstalling but yeah. Still goes back to the same boot menu after restarting.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Boot from setup media > at install screen > hit F10 to bring up Command Prompt

    Type> diskpart
    Type> list disk
    Type> list volume
    Type> select disk 0
    Type> list partition
    Type> select disk 1
    Type> list partition

    Post a pic of command windows
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