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System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

  1. #30


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    Windows 8 Pro


    I had a MBR problem because of a duplicate boot entry and tried to repair it myself and messed up. The MBR was recreated in a separate partition of a drive that I have Win 7 installed on during the Win 8 installation. When I tried to copy the MBR from a cloned drive, it came up with "Device: Unknown" (different drive issue) on all partitions and would not boot. I tried every option that Win 8 gave to try and recover from the problem and nothing worked. Then I used the Win 7 disk and it repaired the MBR on the first try and all was fine. So why didn't the Win 8 disk do the same thing?

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  2. #31


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Not sure why rdwray. Most likely due to Windows 7 being installed first, so it was a Windows 7 MBR.
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  3. #32


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    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Not sure why rdwray. Most likely due to Windows 7 being installed first, so it was a Windows 7 MBR.
    What I was trying to say was that Win 8 recreated the MBR because it was the owner because the ID of the current and Win 8 were the same.
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  4. #33


    Posts : 19
    windows 8


    when i try this using a dvd i got an error towards the end {io device-error-(0x8007045d)}?anyone got an idea why?
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  5. #34


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello fdk,

    Could be an issue with the DVD itself. Check to see if it has any scratches or smudges on it. Try another blank unformatted DVD in case it was just an issue with the other one.

    How does it work for creating a recovery USB flash drive?

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  6. #35


    Posts : 19
    windows 8


    i created it selecting a usb flash drive without any problems,i used imations 16x dvd's, actually i tried 2 dvds purchased from the same store,both failed
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  7. #36


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Are those DVDs supported by your DVD burner?

    Personally, I would recommend to stick with the USB. It's much faster and more reliable.
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  8. #37


    Posts : 19
    windows 8


    well i just checked my dvd drive is an 8x dvd writer,and the dvd i got was 16x, is this a problem?
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  9. #38


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    64-bit Windows 10


    That shouldn't be an issue. That just means that the DVD can handle being burned or read up to 16x. Since you DVD drive is only 8x, that won't be an issue.

    The main thing for you is what type of DVD is it, and if the DVD drive supports it. For example DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RW, etc.....
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  10. #39


    Posts : 19
    windows 8


    12.7" SATA Tray Load DVD+/-RW is my optical drive and the dvd is a DVD-R, the error occurs in the very end
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