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Two Problems, see post.

  1. #41


    Posts : 23
    Win 8.1 for all


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Not 100% sure, but something is not right? If you still think its a corrupted file system delete all the partitions and let Windows create new ones during the install. What are you using for install media, if its a USB thumb drive use a different one.
    How? I try using GParted in Ubuntu live CD, but it comes up with the error: fsync input out dev/sda1 [I think, i'll get the error again]

    Or error reading dev/sda1 [I think, I'll try and get the error again]. Upon research it means "Dirty Partitons", right?

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  2. #42


    Posts : 23
    Win 8.1 for all


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by claw106 View Post
    I need to get the Product key off it, It came pre-installed with Windows 8.1, that means is OEM right?
    As mentioned, you don't really need the key to install Win 8.1, but if you really want it....

    from Ubuntu - open terminal and type this command...

    sudo hd /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/MSDM


    Gives me a bunch of numbers and dots.
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  3. #43


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by claw106 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Not 100% sure, but something is not right? If you still think its a corrupted file system delete all the partitions and let Windows create new ones during the install. What are you using for install media, if its a USB thumb drive use a different one.
    How? I try using GParted in Ubuntu live CD, but it comes up with the error: fsync input out dev/sda1 [I think, i'll get the error again]

    Or error reading dev/sda1 [I think, I'll try and get the error again]. Upon research it means "Dirty Partitons", right?
    Depends on how far you get in the install process, But normally, you boot from your Windows install media, select custom install. That gives you options to delete partitions, create partitions in unallocated space, and format those partitions. If your not even getting that far, you have other issues you need to fix first. If that laptop has been dropped or thrown around, its likely been damaged. Hard drive is the likely suspect. If it has been physically damaged it needs to be replaced. Software will not fix it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #44


    Quote Originally Posted by claw106 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by claw106 View Post
    I need to get the Product key off it, It came pre-installed with Windows 8.1, that means is OEM right?
    As mentioned, you don't really need the key to install Win 8.1, but if you really want it....

    from Ubuntu - open terminal and type this command...

    sudo hd /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/MSDM
    Gives me a bunch of numbers and dots.
    sudo cat /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/MSDM

    will provide a more readable format. The key will be the at end.

    To check the fsync issue make sure your bios is set to AHCI.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #45


    Posts : 23
    Win 8.1 for all


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by claw106 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post

    As mentioned, you don't really need the key to install Win 8.1, but if you really want it....

    from Ubuntu - open terminal and type this command...

    sudo hd /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/MSDM
    Gives me a bunch of numbers and dots.
    sudo cat /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/MSDM

    will provide a more readable format. The key will be the at end.

    To check the fsync issue make sure your bios is set to AHCI.


    AHCI?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #46


    Posts : 23
    Win 8.1 for all


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by claw106 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Not 100% sure, but something is not right? If you still think its a corrupted file system delete all the partitions and let Windows create new ones during the install. What are you using for install media, if its a USB thumb drive use a different one.
    How? I try using GParted in Ubuntu live CD, but it comes up with the error: fsync input out dev/sda1 [I think, i'll get the error again]

    Or error reading dev/sda1 [I think, I'll try and get the error again]. Upon research it means "Dirty Partitons", right?
    Depends on how far you get in the install process, But normally, you boot from your Windows install media, select custom install. That gives you options to delete partitions, create partitions in unallocated space, and format those partitions. If your not even getting that far, you have other issues you need to fix first. If that laptop has been dropped or thrown around, its likely been damaged. Hard drive is the likely suspect. If it has been physically damaged it needs to be replaced. Software will not fix it.



    I think that's the problem, I knew I was gonna have to replace the hard drive but i was just hoping.

    Thanks for all your help, I'll mark this as solved.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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