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Solved How to Restore Windows 8.1 Bootloader


andrewandy

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Hi,

I have recently Dual Booted my Computer with Win 7, XP and Windows 8.1.

I now cannot boot into Windows 8.1 :huh:

I installed Easy BCD and was able to make a bootloader but i can
only boot into Win 7 and XP

Please can you help

Thank YOu
 

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theog

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Try using Easy BCD in Windows 8.1.
 

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Thank You so much for your help theog
I burned an 8.1 ISO onto a Dvd like you said to do and used its system tools
to restore the booting problems i had
Thank You
 

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Well done, you are welcome. :dinesh:
 

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I'm having problems with my Win 8.1 64bit since yesterday and I have been reading and trying everything I know about rebooting.
I also burnd a DVD with 8.1, but somehow LG cd/dvd drive is not reading it. So, I will go shopping for some new DVD tomorrow.


Refresh your PC (Troubleshoot) = nothing happens when I do this.
Reset your PC (Troubleshoot)= is not able to reset my pc.

System Restore (Advanced options) = I don't have a restore set point or not actived.

System Image Recovery (Advanced options) = I don't have a System Image.

Automatic Repair (Advanced options) = It was not able to repair automatic.

Command Prompt (Advanced options) = I CAN come to the command prompts, BUT I DON'T KNOW which command to USE.

I will wait here for some answer!!!

Thanks Roomies
 

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System Image Recovery (Advanced options) = I don't have a System Image.
Why NOT?

As the MSI / P67A-C43 has a UEFI/BIOS firmware, boot the DVD/USB in UEFI mode.

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Hi Theog

I don't have those options on my MSI bios. I just tried.

it reads :: UEFI boot drive BBS priorities, 1st Boot [Built-in EFI Sheell]

and nothing more.
 

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Check all cables, you should have a HDD & DVD showing.
 

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HDD cables

Do I need to install something extra for my bios?
IMG_0948.JPG IMG_0949.JPG IMG_0950.JPG

I was able to take this shot with my camara, just incase

You 3 HDD are connected and with power.
 
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ered said:
I also burnd a DVD with 8.1, but somehow LG cd/dvd drive is not reading it. So, I will go shopping for some new DVD tomorrow.
Looks like bad DVD disk.

ered said:
1st Boot [Built-in EFI Sheell]
6th boot.

ered said:
Do I need to install something extra for my bios?
NO, looks like you downgrade BIOS setup to Legacy.


ered said:
You 3 HDD are connected and with power.
Make sure that the OS HDD is first boot.
 

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YES, I know that my LG drive is not reading my DVD-OS.
NO, looks like you downgrade BIOS setup to Legacy. == Can I change it to EUFI? what ever is quicker for now.

I just moved 8.1 ISO to a USB stick to try to boot it from there. Just moving it will DO??

I moved to OS HDD to 1st boot as suggested.
 

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    MSI / Z77A-G43 (MS-7758)
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    16 GB
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    Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
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You can not MOVE a ISO to a USB, will not be bootable.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/15458-uefi-bootable-usb-flash-drive-create-windows.html[/QUOTE]

I'm creating my UEFI-bootable USB flash drive with RUFUS as suggested. ( just to be clear ) But I don't want to do a clean install. I just want to use win 8.1 USB to make my all repairs necessary for my WIN to come back to LIFE. just for info.

Thank you very much Theog and I will be here till the end.

Its taking long even with 8GB rams !!
 

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OK, USB is ready and I just tried to repaired my PC with it. And I don't move forward or is not doing the job right.
I tried all the advanced options from the USB and I'm not able to apply any of of the following.
1.System Restore--don't have a set-point.
2.System Image Recovery -- I don't have one....very sad.
3.Start-up-repair --does a diagnostic and brings me back to options (shut down or advanced options ) I click on advanced options to bring me back to troubleshot.

The only options again is command--which I could if I knew what to tip in.

Thanks and I'm sure tomorrow I will have it running. Is late and I'm going to called it a night.
 

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    Motherboard
    MSI / Z77A-G43 (MS-7758)
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung T240HD
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    Samsung SSD 840 Pro 120GB
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Back, I got the DVD-iso working and I did a repaired, but nothing is happening and I'm still not able to boot to win 8.1.

Any other solution would be highly appreciated.
 

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    Window 8.1.1 Pro X64
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    Self Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 -3770 cpu 3.40GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI / Z77A-G43 (MS-7758)
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung T240HD
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 840 Pro 120GB
    Keyboard
    Logitech MK700/MK710
    Mouse
    Logitech M705
    Internet Speed
    150 mbps
    Browser
    Chrome / FF
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky I.S