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Refreshing PC via USB


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#1
Hi guys, I was a part of seven forums for awhile.

I'm trying to troubleshoot my PC. Hopefully I'll figure this out soon. I mean hell I'm A+ certified I feel ashamed even asking for help but..

Lately I've been having a lot of issues with corrupted files, and things not working in 8. IE, I can't get into the "change PC settings" screen instead it prompts me that files are corrupted and I should pop in my installation disk and refresh my settings. However I installed using a USB flash drive and have no DVD drive in my rig. So it won't let me refresh. I tried mounting the image I also tried following one of the guides here for refreshing it via USB with no avail. So instead I booted it straight up from the USB installation flash drive and chose troubleshoot my PC and tried refreshing it from there. It error'd out and gave me this "refresh your pc this option is not supported on the operating system you've selected"

My OS is currently installed on an SSD. Intel 520 series one. I've had issues with this drive in the past. Randomly my LoL won't launch and it'll say that it's been corrupted and i've had to reinstall.

I've tried doing sfc /scannow and it DOES find corrupted files and attempts to fix them, however after I reboot nothing has changed.

Any suggestions/input would be MUCH appreciated!

thanks.

the worst case scenario is that I re-install the OS. However I really wouldn't like to because I have quite a few very heavy games installed that will take awhile to reinstall (gw2/battlefield 3/etc)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    amd FX 8150
    Motherboard
    MSI 990XA-gd55
    Memory
    16GB (2x8GB) g.skill ares 1887mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce gtx 560
    Browser
    Chrome
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#2
Guess i'm just gonna have to re-install 8. Unless anybody has any better ideas. I'll wait like like 30 more minutes then i'm calling it done.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    amd FX 8150
    Motherboard
    MSI 990XA-gd55
    Memory
    16GB (2x8GB) g.skill ares 1887mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce gtx 560
    Browser
    Chrome
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#4

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    amd FX 8150
    Motherboard
    MSI 990XA-gd55
    Memory
    16GB (2x8GB) g.skill ares 1887mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce gtx 560
    Browser
    Chrome

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#5
I've installed, refreshed, and reset from a USB thumb drive. It didn't fix my issue but I had no problem actually doing it that way. I don't know why it didn't work for you though.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2