Boot problem

#21
But i want to conserve personnal files by an windows.old
 


#22
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.
 


Saltgrass

Excellent Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#23
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.
 


ussnorway

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
Premium Supporter
#24
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.png

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.
 


#25
The solution is to install ntfs package on linux distro and reload grub2 je automaticly détect win8 and add it to boot, thandicape for everything ! :)
 


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