Format problems

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  1. Krazykid

    Krazykid New Member

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    K so here's the story. I downloaded something and restarted my computer. It says windows isn't working correctly and asks if I'd like to format. I clicked yes but during the format my laptop shutoff from lack of power. I turned it on and it's been on the same screen for an hour now. I'm worried that I may have messed something up. Is it still formatting even tho it didn't ask this time? The screen has a loading circle but I'm not sure if it's even doing anything. Any idea how long this should take until it's normal?
     
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    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Can you give a little more detail on:

    What you downloaded and initiated

    Which operating system your using

    Make and model of your machine.
     
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    Krazykid New Member

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    I downloaded something from a torrent

    I used windows 8.1

    Toshiba satellite c55d-b5203
     
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    If you have an installation disk or created a repair disk/usb then you could pop that in the drive/port and then change the boot order to boot from it to run the repair.
    This page from Microsoft will allow you to create media to either repair or re-install 8.1:
    Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help
     
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    Thanks for helping I'll try it as soon as I can
     
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