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Solved Trying to install windows 8 on a wiped hard drive.


Uriah

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#1
Hello a couple days ago i lent my pc to a friend.. He got me a virus all my shorcuts got deleted everything was messend up programs didnt open it took ages to do anything. So i decided to wipe my hard drive i used HD shredder (DBAN did not work) now when i turn on the laptop it puts this
Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 083)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
For Qualcomm Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v2.1.1.5(03/15/13)
CLIENT MAC ADDR:44 8A 5B F0 A2 0D GUID: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-448A5BF0A20D
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM
Reboot and select proper boot device
or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key

I a pretty new laptop by MSI
thanks
 

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yu gnomi

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#2
do you have windows install disk? does computer have a dvd drive?
 

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Edwin

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#4
I have a usb is it possible with that if not ill try getting a disk
USB should work as long as you can boot to it.

Do you have an alternative way to report back here as you go?
 

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Edwin

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#6
Posting back here is fine so others can help too.
Just document everything and take pics of steps you take, especially strange windows you may not understand.
 

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Uriah

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#7
Okay so i have a bootable usb with windows 8,
i start the computer than press F11 for the boot option image.jpg
Than i press enter and this comes up with this image.jpg
 

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Edwin

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#9
What happens if you press 'any key'?
 

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yu gnomi

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#11
Did you already put the Windows install media on to the USB?
 

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    Home Built
    CPU
    Intel i5-4590
    Motherboard
    MSI h97 PC Mate
    Memory
    Kingston Valu Ram 2 x 8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon r7 265
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic 22" flat display
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    1920 x 1080
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    Samsung 250 gb 840 evo SSD,
    WD Blue 1 TB HD,
    Fantom 2 TB ext HD
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    Corsair 600 W
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    Antec 1
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    stock CPU cooler, 4 x case fans, GPU fan and P/S fan
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    HP ps/2 keyboard
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KYHI

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#12
Two possible causes for that message..
You are using x86 software and it's trying to boot UEFI
Or the USB your setup files are on is not formatted Fat32
 

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alphanumeric

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Unified Extensible Firmware Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Some PC's will not let you install in UEFI mode if the thumb drive is formatted in NTFS. It needs to be fat 32. The PXE stuff and the check cable message is because your laptop is going through all the boot options. One of them is to boot from the network, you never saw it before because your PC didn't get that far in the boot order list.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/15458-uefi-bootable-usb-flash-drive-create-windows.html I prefer option two.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorial...e-firmware-interface-install-windows-8-a.html
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/18309-windows-8-windows-8-1-iso-download-create.html
 

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How did you create your install thumb drive? Is it actually bootable? Some PC's require the thumb drive to have an active partition set for it to be bootable. On my PC's formatting it in FAT 32 and just copying over the files isn't good enough, they won't boot from it. If you use the tool KYHI linked to and use it to create your thumb drive it should be UEFI compatible. It worked for me.
Option two here, using fdisk, http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/15458-uefi-bootable-usb-flash-drive-create-windows.html will create install media that is UEFI and legacy BIOS compatible. It's my preferred method as I have a laptop with UEFI and desktop PC's with legacy BIOS. I wouldn't rush to do the BIOS update. Flashing your BIOS will not make it UEFI if it isn't already, if that's what your thinking. As far as I know anyway.
 

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    PC/Desktop
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    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