Boot problem

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  1. pingopower

    pingopower Member

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    But i want to conserve personnal files by an windows.old
     
  2. bassfisher6522

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    If all other avenues to fix your issue has failed, then a complete format and clean install is your only option. Like I said previously, check with the linux distro you have for a forum for some answers to your issue.
     
  3. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    There are so many questions that can be asked in a situation such as yours.

    As now has been mentioned, is one or both installs configured as UEFI. It makes a big difference how the configuration is set.

    But since you have done some basic Boot configuration changes, for now I will ask one question. When you go into the bios or open a Boot Device Menu, what options are listed, exactly? If you see one that mentions a "Windows Boot Manger", choose it and boot.

    If you don't have any bootable option, a picture of a Diskpart listing from the Command prompt might help us see your situation. Open Diskpart then use a list disk command. Pick the disk number you want to check, probably 0 and type the commands below.

    Diskpart
    list disk
    select disk 0
    list partition

    Maybe use a camera and take a picture of the readout.

    If you don't have any boot options which lead to Windows, the only other thing I could suggest is using a command to set the boot back to a Windows version. This is only usable on a MBR (Legacy) install and will not help a UEFI install.

    Bootsect /nt60 all

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749177(v=WS.10).aspx

    But, as Bassfisher says, it may be best to reinstall. Using a Linux live Distro to recover files from your drive may be of help, or place the drive in an external caddy.
     
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  4. ussnorway

    ussnorway Windows Forum Team
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    Can you comfirm for me that you did a system recovery from a windows 8 (or 8.1) install disc and that has failed?
    windows-8-installer-repair.
    If the above is true then your windows is gone and I would move on to a fresh install as bassfisher6522 says... in fact, I would also insert a new (blank) hdd first so the old files can be recovered after but perhaps that is outside your budget.
     
  5. pingopower

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    The solution is to install ntfs package on linux distro and reload grub2 je automaticly d├ętect win8 and add it to boot, thandicape for everything ! :)
     

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