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Solved Help me restore my Venue 8 5830 with no partitions!

KYHI

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Pro User
Save the following code to the root of the setup media USB as ResetPartitions.txt
Code:
rem == ResetPartitions-UEFI.txt ==
select disk 0
clean
convert gpt
create partition primary size=350
format quick fs=ntfs label="WinRE Tools"
assign letter="T"
set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
create partition efi size=100
format quick fs=fat32 label="System"
assign letter="S"
create partition msr size=128
create partition primary 
format quick fs=ntfs label="Win_OS"
assign letter="W"
list volume
exit

Use diskpart to find the drive letter assigned to the USB Drive
(
diskpart
list volume
exit
)
now from the command prompt
diskpart /s X:\ResetPartitions.txt
X being the drive letter assigned to usb drive
the /s tells diskpart to run a script
Because, you have been running incomplete command lines when setting up your partition(s)

Use diskpart > list volume
to verify 4 partitions...

then continue windows setup using existing partitions...

if windows setup does not find the drive - copy the expanded dell drivers
5830_Intel Atom Z3000 Series Driver_603.9600.2067.27988
into a drivers folder on the root of the usb then point setup to look for the needed storage driver in that folder..
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
    Name
    Jimmy
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8700
    CPU
    I7
    Memory
    24 GB
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    USA
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    us kentucky

turdb0

New Member
No go. SAME error with diskpart.

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1
    Computer type
    Tablet
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Venue 8 Pro 5830
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    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us california

KYHI

Well-Known Member
Pro User
the disk is only allowing one partition - which is the sign of a removable disk...

So either you are trying to setup an SDCard or there is an issue with the 64GB internal logic board...

So where is it picking up the 64GB drive ???
Did you purchase new or used ???

I do not know if the venue bios support legacy mode - but you can get away with one partition by installing in legacy MBR mode..
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
    Name
    Jimmy
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8700
    CPU
    I7
    Memory
    24 GB
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us kentucky

turdb0

New Member
Mine is a 64gb DV8P. I got it used from someone who was upgrading to Windows 10, then crashed in the middle of it. I got it hoping it was easy to wipe and install clean Windows but it has been a nightmare.

If you have the DV8P, can you boot into Windows Setup and run diskpart and detail disk on the disk 0 ?
I want to see if you have the same output..
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1
    Computer type
    Tablet
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Venue 8 Pro 5830
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us california

turdb0

New Member
THIS IS THE ANSWER!!! As suggested by another forum user, I updated from A11 to A14 and it sees the EMMC as a FIXED DISK and Windows has been installed!!!! OMG took me like 3 weeks when that should have been the first thing I tried! Wonder how people running A11 back in the days were able to install the Windows then?



Thanks for everybody for their assistance! Especially KYHI!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1
    Computer type
    Tablet
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Venue 8 Pro 5830
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us california

KYHI

Well-Known Member
Pro User
THIS IS THE ANSWER!!! As suggested by another forum user, I updated from A11 to A14 and it sees the EMMC as a FIXED DISK and Windows has been installed!!!!
Well we both learned something new..
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
    Name
    Jimmy
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8700
    CPU
    I7
    Memory
    24 GB
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us kentucky

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