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Resizing partition for Win 8 stuck at pre-BIOS

  1. #21


    Earth
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    Windows 7 Home Premuim x64 & Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64


    I really have no knowledge with things like that. You can try, but I don't know the dangers of doing so, if any.

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  2. #22


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Hi Nunchez,

    looks like bios isn't recognising it as a hard drive.

    I suppose you tried uplugging and replugging the leads?

    Earlier suggestions to try external boot media from cd/dvd are the next thing to try.
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  3. #23


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    You can d/l this that I made. The file is called REP.7z

    https://skydrive.live.com/#cid=B0A22789320E3247&id=B0A22789320E3247!345

    Rt click it >properties>unblock.Apply>OK

    Then extract the .7z ( you will need 7-zip for that)

    Inside is an .iso

    Burn it to cd/dvd as an image - do not burn it as data.

    Boot it up on your sick machine.

    You will be able to take screenshots and post on this forum from that.
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  4. #24


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Skydrive looks awful now. Yuck.
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  5. #25


    Earth
    Posts : 106
    Windows 7 Home Premuim x64 & Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64


    Lol, personally like the new Metro interface.
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  6. #26


    Posts : 23
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Hi Nunchez,

    looks like bios isn't recognising it as a hard drive.

    I suppose you tried uplugging and replugging the leads?

    Earlier suggestions to try external boot media from cd/dvd are the next thing to try.
    Yeah I'm going to try the from the DVD and let you know. Thanks for replying.
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  7. #27


    On my Droid now.

    Thanks for stepping in SWI2, and sticking with him, eXcite.

    Let's have a drum roll, please..........
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  8. #28


    Earth
    Posts : 106
    Windows 7 Home Premuim x64 & Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64


    No prob. Just waiting to see the results of SIW2's CD.
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  9. #29


    Posts : 23
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit


    So I tried using SIW2 method and also tried booting the WinRE but neither of them worked. So I tried disconnecting the hard drive and then I was able to boot into BIOS and I changed the SATA config from AHCI to IDE and it restarted and I reconnected my hard drive and was able to boot into Windows. Plus all my files are still there so should I continue using it like this or try to get AHCI to work?

    EDIT: But I'm going to try both again and see if I'm able to boot in AHCI.
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  10. #30


    Posts : 23
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit


    I was able to boot into SIW2's CD only after changing it to IDE so what should be my next step?
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