my asus windows 8 laptop will not boot up. it says preparing to repair and sits there. I have no install disks for windows 8. I can not boot up the laptop. SO how can I tell if my hard drive is problem or windows? thanks
Few solutions here.
You can ask Asus for a restoration disk.
Make a Windows 8 Boot disk on DVD or USB (one another computer) and initialize repair from there. An W8 ISO file has to be downloaded first.
Make a Linux live boot disk or USB and check HDD itself.