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Windows 8.1 update crashes my Lenovo Yoga13

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 update crashes my Lenovo Yoga13


    After updating to Windows 8.1, my PC is unable to restart with the following message displayed:

    1) Preparing automatic repair
    2) Diagnosing your PC
    3) Your PC did not start correctly

    Here I am given 2 options:
    a) Restart
    b) Advanced Options.

    Option (a) will keep me in the same loop. I have tried most of the options in (b) but nothing works out. The only extra clue I got is when I go to Startup Settings and select option 9)" Disable automatic restart after failure" from which an additional message was displayed:

    error: INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE


    I did not make any backup beforehand and now I'm hoping to restore to my previous setting without losing any files/data. Or it would be even better I could solve the problem without any restoration.

    Please help. I cannot access to the Windows start-up anymore, not even in Safe Mode.

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  2. #2


    Canon City
    Posts : 249
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    The best way if you can gain access to another computer is to get a ISO copy of Windows 8, put it to the USB with Microsoft Store

    Then use the repair tool built into Windows 8.

    Before attempting another upgrade which should not be a problem since your computer is so new remember to:

    1) Check and Install latest Windows Updates.

    2) Check for Firmware updates

    3) No external devices plugged in during the install

    4) Consider doing a clean boot.
    How to perform a clean boot in Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    windows 8.1


    I upgraded my PC from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1.

    The link to Microsoft Store is for Windows 7. Can you provide a new link where I can get the ISO copy of Windows 8?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by joeboy; 06 Nov 2013 at 03:05.
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  4. #4


    Canon City
    Posts : 249
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Yes and if you scroll down "1." provides a link to the tool you need to be able to put the ISO on the USB and make it boot, I know it says Windows 7 but it will work on Windows 8, Trust me I am not giving you the wrong tools.

    Here is link, I think it is enterprise but it should still have repair tool built in

    Windows 8 ISO Download
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    windows 8.1


    I've downloaded the necessary file but now I'm stuck in the how 'To make a copy of your Windows 7 ISO file:' stage, in particular stage 2) In the SOURCE FILE box, type the name and path of your Windows 7 ISO file, or click BROWSE and select the file from the OPEN dialog box. Click NEXT.

    How or where do I locate the ISO file?


    I'm now downloading the ISO file.
    Last edited by joeboy; 06 Nov 2013 at 05:38.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5
    windows 8.1


    When I tried to run the setup in the USB to install Windows 8 in the command prompt, I got the following message:

    Compatibility Report:

    The computer started using the Windows installation media. Remove the installation media and restart your computer so that Windows start normally. Then, insert the installation media and restart the upgrade. [Do not select ICustom [advanced]l to perform an upgrade. ICustom[Advanced]I installs a new copy of Windows and deletes your program and settings.]


    Would appreciate if you could tell me what to do next. Thanks.
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