Operating system wasn't found

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  1. Blackwidows

    Blackwidows New Member

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    so i was installing windows 8 from my bootable usb,but when i was installing, i restarted my pc.. Now it shows "An operating system wasn't found try disconnecting any drivers that don't contain an operating system. Press ctrl+alt+del to restart"...i can still bring up the boot drivers by pressing f11, but when i select my usb, it shows that error too...
     
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    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Hi,
    have you tried disconnecting the USB stick and then reconnecting? Also have you used this method before from the same port?
     
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    @kemical yes, i have tried disconnecting and reconnect the usb.. It still shows the same error... and what do you mean by used this method before from the same port?
     
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    Meaning have you used the same USB port before to install the os? If the machine is saying it cannot find the os I wonder if it has become corrupted. Is it possible for you to check the USB stick on a different machine? Or do you have a disk in which you could install with?
    Also some Uefi bioses have an actual setting for Windows 8 have you made sure thats enabled?
     
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    @kemical hey, sorry for the late reply.. My files are corrupted... and it wont let me open my disk folder now... I tried to format it, it says "Windows was unable to complete thr format".. When i go to disk management, it does show my usb there.. Help
     
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    I solved it... Thanks!
     
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    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Hi Blackwidows,
    apologies as I was installing a different os so ultimately wasn't much help how did you fix it? I ask simply for other forum users and it would be nice to know too.. :)
     
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    @kemical i formated my usb using this ... Dont care about the dislikes, its working fine...just remember to open it as administrator
     
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    Aah ok.... Well much thanks for sharing.. Your always learning I guess.. :)
     

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