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Trying to install windows 8 on a wiped hard drive.

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    Trying to install windows 8 on a wiped hard drive.


    Hello a couple days ago i lent my pc to a friend.. He got me a virus all my shorcuts got deleted everything was messend up programs didnt open it took ages to do anything. So i decided to wipe my hard drive i used HD shredder (DBAN did not work) now when i turn on the laptop it puts this
    Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 083)
    Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
    For Qualcomm Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v2.1.1.5(03/15/13)
    CLIENT MAC ADDR:44 8A 5B F0 A2 0D GUID: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-448A5BF0A20D
    PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM
    Reboot and select proper boot device
    or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key

    I a pretty new laptop by MSI
    thanks

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    do you have windows install disk? does computer have a dvd drive?
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    Posts : 19
    Windows 8


    I have a usb is it possible with that if not ill try getting a disk
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Uriah View Post
    I have a usb is it possible with that if not ill try getting a disk
    USB should work as long as you can boot to it.

    Do you have an alternative way to report back here as you go?
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    Windows 8


    I have skype..
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Uriah View Post
    I have skype..
    Posting back here is fine so others can help too.
    Just document everything and take pics of steps you take, especially strange windows you may not understand.
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    Windows 8


    Okay so i have a bootable usb with windows 8,
    i start the computer than press F11 for the boot optionClick image for larger version
    Than i press enter and this comes up with thisClick image for larger version
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    I might add that didnt always say check cable connection
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    What happens if you press 'any key'?
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  10. #10


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8


    Same message appears
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